Tampa, FL, USA
band: session drummer
STICK SIZE: 2B
I started playing in approximately 1995.
My first set had the snare on the wrong side, and it never quite took off for me before we sold the kit. I went after piano and guitar for a bit, neither of which was my instrument of passion. I quickly came back to the drums, bought a Pearl set to jam with my friends, and played day in day out. I played for hours and hours each day every day, and had very supportive and musical parents who dealt with the noise. I had a gap in play during my college and law school years, but I am back diving head first into my true passion. I am excited to connect with the drum community, work around positive people, learn from, and teach one another. Drumming is a lifelong journey, and like everything else, it’s about the journey, not the destination. I like to see the drum community treat each other as one collective unit rather than as a competition. There are many who came before you to make you what you are. If you pay enough attention, you learn from every single drummer you meet, beginner, intermediate, and expert.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I started by ordering 3 pairs of the 2B. My initial impressions are that the sticks have a smooth hand feel, are comfortable, heavy, and most importantly to me have a strong weigh in the front making for a better bounce.
You don’t get this front weight with many sticks. If you play hard and heavy music, Collision 2B is what you need.
I’ve had Mark McGrath tell me I played a Sugar Ray (RPM) cover “better than the original” on my Instagram, but he was surely just being cool (it wasn’t better, but I’ll take it!).
I’ve gotten to interact with other drummers from some of my favorite bands on social media, and this couldn’t be cooler. It’s nice to see that even the greats remain humble, and are just happy to see people loving their music like they love music.