Tampa, FL, USA
band: connor paycheck
STICK SIZE: 5BR
Hey my name is Dylan Cofini and I am 15 years old currently and the drummer for local Tampa rapper Connor Paycheck. I started playing drums when I was 5 when my parents got me my first cheap Toys R Us drum set. They said I was always tapping on stuff as a baby and thought drums were a great thing for me to do. I started taking lessons and immediately my drum teacher told my parents that there was something different about me and that I was different from the others. I was learning quickly and everything felt very natural for me.
Fast forward 2 years on my 7th birthday I was gifted with my first real drum set. I played them every day still taking lessons and I played so much my parents would have to tell me to stop. I never thought I would do drums as a career until 6th grade age 11 when I found the my first heavy metal band Cane Hill. It was something I’ve never heard before and I loved it. The vocals were powerful and dark and the drums were slow and heavy. I loved everything about it and told my dad I wanted to play like them. So I started watching concert videos from them and saw the crowd and how crazy they went and how fun the band was having and I knew thats what i had to do the rest of my life. After that I went to my first real concert which was Falling In Reverse and it changed my life. It made me want to pursue it even more. So thats what i did. I practiced endlessly and just wanted to get better. Today I can humbly say that I’m a very talented drummer and i am the drummer for Connor Paycheck and I love playing live shows and making crowds go crazy. This is only the beginning of my journey and im so glad collision has given me this opportunity.
PRESS QUOTES & TESTIMONIALS:
“ Dylan brings the craziest energy to my shows, I’m not having any one but him on the drums, kid doesn’t miss a beat. Everything is perfect and he even does fancy tricks and shit I love it, he makes the crowd go wild “ – Connor Paycheck
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I play a size 5BR which provides the perfect weight and length for a drummer like me who plays in heavier genres. My favorite thing about the collision brand is the community it provides and the motivation and help they give to succeed at your goals. I recommend these sticks to anyone who wants the best drumsticks out there.