Gerrardstown wv. USA
band: Between Bands
STICK SIZE: 5B
My name is Timothy Caho. I can remember Since I was a very young kid, always being interested in music, and drums. Used to find stuff around the house and try to set them up as drums, and play. My mom and dad were members of the moose club near our old house, so we would go there on Fridays for the spaghetti dinners, there would be bands there, and I would always watch them set up. Sometimes they would let me come up on stage and help, or let me play the drums, while they took a break or whatever.
It’s always been a passion of mine. I remember getting a few toy drums that I could play with, and I would find stuff around the house to add to make it more like a real drum set. It wasn’t until my family moved to West Virginia, that I started getting serious about music and drums. For my 13th birthday, my grandpa and step grandma, bought me my first drum set, it was a first act kit. I was so happy. I set it up in their house and played it for a while. Then I brought them to our house and set them up in the basement, and played and played until I broke them. My parents bought me a couple things, like a cymbal and a stand to kinda help.
I started out playing trombone in elementary school, then part way into middle school, then switched to snare drum, which I liked more. I don’t know why I didn’t go further with that into high-school with either marching band or jazz band. I kinda regret that now. My friend actually bought me my first real drum set. It was a pearl kit. Don’t remember the series, but it was awesome. Played it hard. Then something happened with that, which I rather not say. So I noticed that another friend was selling his drum set , so I bought it, then went to buy cymbals and a double pedal. That was the cheap version of my dream drum set. Because of how it looked and the sizes. I played that as hard as the others. Years later me and my friends started a youth group type thing. So we did a new years eve event, and this band came and played. Never heard of them until that night. Never Forsaken was their name. So I got to know them. Then they played a local church, and I went. When I walked into the church, I was asked if I could help run their lights for the show, I said yes. So after the drummer ran me through what to do, I understood what to do. Afterwards they all said I did a great job.
I believe it was 2 days later, they played a church in Winchester va, and I went there and needed help running the lights again. So that’s what I did. Then afterwards we were tearing down, and they asked me if I wanted to come on the road with them. Of course I said yes. So the next morning my friend dropped me off where they were staying, then we hit the road. We went to Roanoke, hickory NC, back to Roanoke, then up to pa. It was about a week. During that, I was there roadie, light guy, and drum tech.
So I enjoyed that a lot, still wish I was on the road. Afterwards the band kinda started breaking up. The lead singer, my friend, went back to doing her solo music, and the drummer, went to do something else. So that was kinda sad for me. Anyways on Facebook while I was at a concert, I saw that the drummer which I’m friends with, was selling the drums. So I talked to my mom and dad, and they said yes. So the guy delivered them to my friends house, then I brought them home. But he told me, which to this day, makes me feel really good and awesome, that he was hoping that I would buy the drums. He said your the person I wanted them to go to. I can’t describe how that made/ makes me feel. Because I didn’t have any prior experience before all of this. And they wanted me on the road with them and trusted me, with the equipment. I didn’t really know what to do, and they showed me. That’s how you get experience and learn in my opinion. So now I was in a band called OutLyre and we put out 2 songs on YouTube. Right now, I think we are on a break/ hiatus, because of everyone’s schedules, and other things. I did try out for my friends band Calvarys Redemption, but I don’t think the timing was right. But he wants to give me another shot at it. So that’s where I am right now in my music career. Trying really hard to make this dream come true. It’s a lot of hard work and patience. And timing is everything. I also play in my churches worship band.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I play the 5bs. I like the feel of them. I feel like when I play with them, they are going to be durable enough for me and not break easily, like some sticks I’ve played before. The 5bs, are very comfortable, I feel like if I play with anything smaller, it feels like paper or chop sticks. If I use anything bigger, it’s to heavy and uncomfortable to control. The 5bs are the perfect sticks for me, very controllable, very balanced, and the grip is great. I recommend giving them a shot, try something new. Explore a little bit.