winston salem. North Carolina, USA
band: home for the day
STICK SIZE: 5a
I’ve currently been playing drums for over 10 years, and playing in bands for about half of that time. Over the years with my bands, I’ve had the opportunity to open for bands like Four Year Strong, Dangerkids, Icon for Hire, and SHIM from Sick Puppies. Some of those venues include Arizona Pete’s and The Blind Tiger, and a couple festivals.
I currently play in the pop punk band Home for the Day, from Taylorsville, NC. While the band has gone through several lineup changes, the current lineup contains two original members, Thomas Taylor on guitar, and Peter Ippolito. We also run quarterly (now bi-weekly during COVID) benefit shows for various charities that are local. Since quarantine, we have also started livestreaming these shows on Twitch @topheavyproductions.
I’m also endorsed by SJC Custom Drums and Soultone Cymbals.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
The Collision 5A sticks are my personal favorite. They feel a bit lighter than my previous brand of choice, making it easier to move around the kit, but without sacrificing durability. My favorite thing about the Collision brand is how much they value community amongst their artists and make the onboarding process feel very personalized. I recommend Collision Drumsticks to anyone looking for a new stick to add to their setup, as well as to anyone that wants to be known as more than just a name on a list.