philadelphia, pa, usa
band: brother moses
STICK SIZE: 5A
The beginning of my drumming journey was pretty “quiet” and unassuming: middle school band and the youth group worship team. I had no concept of full time musicians or aspirations of touring, I just thought “I dunno, maybe this could be fun.” Somewhere in there, lessons began and I started to see a much larger world of possibilities with this thing. Marching band was great, wailing on the occasional timpani was pretty cool, but getting behind the kit and creating something with other musicians was what really did it for me. During my junior year of high school the switch was flipped. I committed to making the drums my craft and leaned in whole-heartedly to the pursuit of excellence that I still feel I am just at the beginning of today.
In college I met my band, Brother Moses, and began touring and recording with them. We’ve had the opportunity to play with bands such as Young the Giant, The Band Camino, Colony House, and the Greeting Committee, and we’ve toured most of the US in our van named Sherby. We’ve also been lucky enough to record with some incredible producers: Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and Calvin Lauber (Julien Baker). After a couple of years of making music together, and after we all graduated college, we made the decision to uproot and relocate to New York City, where the band is still headquartered today. Two years of apartment drumming, not to mention the whole lockdown situation, led me to seek greener pastures outside of the city that would hopefully allow for a more intensive (and boisterous) pursuit of music. I relocated to the suburbs of Philadelphia where I now have the little basement studio that a drummer’s dreams are made of. Brother Moses is still my main gig and my best friends, and the short commute to reconnect with them for any reason is well worth it. As of very recently you can catch me on Instagram anytime, but if you want to really see what makes me tick as a musician then you should come to a show the next time we’re in town. Just tell them (me) that Collision sent you.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I play Collision Drumsticks 5A. These sticks feel at-home in the hands, they sound great on the drums and cymbals, and they are far more durable than any other sticks that I’ve tried. They’ve got it all, and the sticks are just the start. Working and interacting with the Collision crew has been a wonderful experience and I’m excited for everything still to come. I recommend Collision for the quality of the people just as much as the sticks.
““Brother Moses’ cover of “Only Living Boy” and its accompanying video sentimentally memorializes the moments we’ve shared — together and far apart — during the pandemic, thoughtfully acknowledging the joy and sadness all at once.”
– Atwood Magazine
“Brother Moses is a band that knows the best way to reach people using raw emotion is with a saucy hook and a tempo over 110.”
“Brother Moses have made an exciting and intricate record worthy of our full attention.”
– Atwood Magazine