Greenville, SC USA
band: Away Team
STICK SIZE: 7AR // 5A
My name is Don Gillmer and I manage and perform with Away Team based out of Greenville, SC USA. We are a professional party, wedding and event band. I began playing drums as a young teenager and continued on through school. After graduating I played some with friends in local bands before getting involved heavily in our local music scene.
Performing with bands such as Soulshine, The Swingin’ Richards, Russ Moore 4, Vincent Vega, Modern Day Society and Benton Blount I have worn many musical hats. I have hosted a weekly music series at a local venue for 7 years running. I am a founder and current manager and drummer for Away Team. We are a a roster of musicians who can come together to perform at any type of event in several different lineups. We currently have 20 musicians on our roster and perform over 100 dates a year.
Some of my favorite drumming influences are John Bonham, Shannon Larkin, Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, Todd Sucherman and Taylor Hawkins.
”Press quotes & testimonials”
As a charity that has supported musicians and artists for over 5 years it was definitely a pleasure having The Away Team be part of the band line up for our themed event, “Brews Springsteen”. We can’t thank you enough for the support, commitment and professionalism to make our event a success. Look forward to working with all of you again.
Steven Scott Executive Director Upstate Splash Charity
Could not get over how great they were!!! Professional, cooperative, amazing sound, and THE SONG CHOICES WERE PERFECT!!!
Thank you so much for making our Brewer’s Ball a success! Looking forward to working with you in the future!!!
– Jamie B. / Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Amazing band! They do a wide range of music and some great mashups. If you are ever in an area they are playing, you have got to go check them out. They never disappoint. Total 5 star rating.
– Marie S.
Away team ROCKS!! I’ve booked then for a couple of private events and they’re always the highlight of the evening.
– Jose D.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I am currently using the 7AR and 5A sticks depending on what type of show I am playing. I have been extremely impressed with the durability on both sizes and the way the sticks play and feel in my hands. I enjoy the way Collision promotes their brand ambassadors and has built a community of drummers that help and support each other. Those reasons combined are why I am choosing Collision as my brand.