Recife / Pernambuco / Brazil
STICK SIZE: 5BR
I have been a drummer for 25 years. Spent my early life in the school music program where I learned how to read music and play everything from orchestral percussion and jazz drums to the marching drum line. Spent some years with the fife and drum corps and pipe bands. I still play marching snare to this day. I have had the pleasure of learning under some of the best drum instructors in my area which really shaped me as a well rounded drummer in my younger years. I played drums in a pop-punk band in high school which went as far as a small demos, dive bars, and a few local venues. The band dissipated as we all went off to different colleges. Over the years I have built a home recording studio and put together some solid social media platforms. I play mostly covers but have tracked drums for numerous local artists in my area. I am a husband, father, and full time medical professional. I try to play as much as my busy life allows. I love to play all genres of music. I continue to work and progress with my music for fun. At my age I don’t expect to be a full time drummer, I just want to share my music to get my name out there and interact with other musicians. I enjoy the countless hours of practicing, recording, mixing, editing, and filming to see it all come together in the finished project. Drums have always been a pure form of happiness for me, it’s my medicine and therapy. I could never live without music.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
Extremely impressed with these sticks the moment I picked them up. I play the Collision 2B and 5BR sticks. They have perfect balance and a comfortable feel. It’s apparent when you play with them the attention to detail. They are made with love. I play the 2B sticks mostly because I live for a stick that swings with some power. I love the 5BR sticks for the longer taper if I’m playing double hats or 16th-32nd hat patterns when it helps to choke up a little bit on the sticks to improve speed. I have played with every brand of stick over 25 years and have never seen a stick that held up so well under heavy playing. They are extremely durable to the point that most sticks would chip and break. I would recommend these for all drummers. The company has been nothing but kind and helpful. Excellent customer service with orders. Swift responses to questions. Very professional. As far as the endorsements go it’s so refreshing to know there’s a company like Collision that is out here to help the the independent artists and YouTube drummers. Most companies wouldn’t give a glance at most of these drummers. I also find it awesome Collision is company founded by drummers for drummers. I can feel the family like vibe with Collision. I am beyond grateful and excited to begin this journey with what will hopefully be a long lasting and successful relationship for all of us. As drummers I believe we need this tight nit community. We all need to support each other no matter what level of drummer we are. It’s the purest form of happiness for us and it’s what gives us our inspiration and love for music.