Dallas, TX USA
band: Saints Can Lie
STICK SIZE: 5b & 2a
Bryce began his journey as a drummer joining his school band’s percussion section in 6th grade. It became clear very early that he had a knack for rhythmic playing, so he began experimenting on his own, eventually teaching himself to play a full kit in his spare time. This eventually led to him becoming the lead drummer in both his local youth group, and his local Baptist church’s Sunday morning services alongside his high school band director. Not long into his sophomore year of high school, he started his first metal band, “Saints Can Lie”, with local guitarists Hunter Shaw, John McDonough, and vocalist Jake Shaw, a band that is still active to this day.
Fast forward to the present and Bryce has now played shows with the likes of Silent Planet, Norma Jean, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Nita Strauss, ’68, Lorna Shore, Memphis May Fire, Crown The Empire, and many, many more. He has played shows at The Ridglea Theater (Ft. Worth), the legendary TREES in Dallas (home to one of the most famous Nirvana shows to ever take place), Gas Monkey Live! and Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, The Scout Bar in Houston, and The Empire Garage in Austin to name a few.
From 2016 to the present, Bryce also did session work for several local DFW bands, filled-in live for a few projects of various genres (including Page 9 and The Beautiful Exchange), joined another project, AESOP, and after a few hundred thousand streams and some relatively quick success in that project, parted ways due to disagreements within the groups members. Bryce is now focusing on writing his debut solo music as a drummer/vocalist, as well as the release of Saints Can Lie’s 2nd full-length album, set to release in 2022.
“Press quotes & testimonials”
“Saints Can Lie is definitely a band to watch over the next year or two to see what else they can bring to the table in the Metalcore genre” – Hellfire Radio (https://www.hellfireradio.com/post/saints-can-lie-hate)
“Saints Can Lie! Winner! Winner everybody. Go f—— check them out” – Brandon Saller of Atreyu (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HO_FTRMH9zna4EUejotVBlQDiZR_Wci3/view?usp=sharing)
“I really enjoyed that! I would listen to that again, genuinely.” – Daniel Tompkins of TesseracT (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fbQTXsIj85LCNAG2q8sYFrO2ZgqHAKka/view?usp=sharing)
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I play with the 5B and 2B size-sticks. Due to my background in marching band, I prefer the weight and size of thicker drum sticks. I find it also helps tremendously with power given that I primarily play hard-rock/metal tracks.
My favorite thing about the Collision Brand is the attention to detail and the sense of community that only could come from a company made up of drummers FOR drummers. Not many brands in any industry have the amount of insight and connection that Collision Drumsticks effortlessly puts on display both publicly and behind-the-scenes.
I’d recommend Collision Drumsticks to drummers of all skill-levels that want a brand that will grow alongside them in their musical journey.