band: Stern Approval
STICK SIZE: 5BR
I have been drumming and performing for 24 years. With influences of Buddy Rich, Scott Phillips from Alter Bridge/Creed/Projected, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Danny Carey from Tool and Tomas Haake of Meshuggah, my musical range is all over but started off with backgrounds of jazz and moving on to my love of metal before finding my musical place in my cousins alternative rock band Stern Approval.
I’ve been with Stern Approval for 3 years as their drummer and percussionist as the band has been around for over 10. Stern Approval has 2 EP’s out Locals Only and Invasion and played notable venues and yearly festivals including Reggies in Chicago, Milwaukee’s Summer Fest, Whiting Indiana’s Pierogi Fest.
With the global pandemic in 2020 and everything shutting down, the music industry was left with uncertainty. As things are starting to get back to normal, venues are opening their doors and Festivals opening, the demand for bands like Stern Approval have been in full force. With support from some well known bands, future ahead will be a fun and adventurous journey!
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
Switching to Collision was the best thing I could do. I Play on the 5B Reach. I tend to snap 5Bs on the regular, but the strength and taper of the 5B Reach performs beautifully, straying me away from my go to size 3A.
The Balance, weight and strength…3 perfections of these sticks. 3 perfections drummers look for in a brand and you will find that with Collision.
What I like about most about Collision is not only are their products made with perfection, the people behind the product make you part of their family. We support the brand and the brand supports us back!