GEORGE “GBSTIXX” BALDERAS
Richmond, CA, USA
band: Part-Time Helicopter
STICK SIZE: 5BR
My name is George Balderas and I’ve been playing Drums since I was 11 in church, self-taught, and currently still play at my home church. Currently attend community college where I am pursuing Marketing. Striving to become the most well-rounded drummer!
Have been heavily influenced by Thomas Pridgen when he played for Christian aTunde Adjuah and was featured on Gospel Chops. Had the opportunity to play all over the West Coast performing with local Worship Teams from their home church or venue. Performed in Spirithaus Gallery in Oakland (which shut down due to the pandemic) where Nyeusi, Robert Glasper, and other notable artists come and play at. I am proudly endorsed by TnR Products and Mee Audio.
I am currently creating music with my band called Part-Time Helicopter which has a mesh of other genres but more lenient towards math rock and jazz fusion. The members consist of a bass player, Chris Balderas, and a guitarist, Josh Parada. The band was inspired by other bands of different genres like Chon, Animals as Leaders, Robert Glasper, and Herbie Hancock.
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