Ben is a touring/sessions drummer based in Nashville, TN. He’s often so busy that he clocks more than 300 gigs a year. Ben is currently on tour with LOCASH.
Christian talks about finding out what he’s really good at as a drummer, and running with it, rather than fighting to try to be good at everything. He elaborates on how he measures success in his music career, and why he’s built multiple revenue streams.
Greg has niched his way into the LA pop scene, touring with artists including Selena Gomez, Zella Day, Kristin Maldanado, Grace Vanderwaal, Christina Grimmie, Filter, etc… Attending Musician’s Institute taught him some important lessons when it comes to auditioning and taking risks.
Marco Minnemann! The extreme drumming legend. Author of many books and DVDs, and has played for some incredible artists including Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats, and currently Joe Satriani.
Previously drumming in the CCM world with Crowder has prepped Christian for his role with Maren Morris. Currently on tour supporting Sam Hunt, Christian is playing some of the biggest arenas across North America.
Kurt Dahl has been actively involved in the Canadian music industry for the past two decades, as a touring musician, board member, speaker, and entertainment lawyer. He wrote his Master of Laws thesis in 2009 on the future of the music industry and has practiced entertainment law across Canada since 2010. His clients range from Juno-winning bands, record labels, publishers, and managers, to the smallest up-and-coming artists. He tours the country regularly with his band One Bad Son, working with some of the biggest names in the music business. His articles on cutting edge issues in the music industry have been published around the world by Canadian Musician, SOCAN, Drum Magazine and more, and can be found on his website www.LawyerDrummer.com. In 2016, Kurt was elected as the President of SaskMusic. In May 2017, One Bad Son landed their first #1 single in Canada with the song Raging Bull.
Living and breathing the drums since 4 years old, Rhett uses his drumming as a vehicle to deliver his message of hope and acceptance to anyone who listens.
Chad is one of Canada’s most respected drummers and has built his career on his strong conviction to advocate for what he believes is right. No matter whether someone agrees or disagrees with Chad, he is highly respected by his peers for standing up for what he believes in. In this episode, we dive into how being more human has positively affected his drumming career.
Jeff Friedl is an LA-based drummer who has shared the stage with some of the today’s top acts, including A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, ASHES dIVIDE, The Beta Machine, Filter, Eagles of Death Metal, Devo, Film/Television spots and win- ner of the 2016 Drummie Award for Best Alternative Rock Drummer.
Matt breaks down the 5 best decisions and 5 worst decisions he's made for his drumming career.
Jonathan is an expert on growing a successful drum career through word of mouth. He shares his insights on how’s he’s been able to build a successful career as a session drummer, and candidly speaks about how his fight with cancer has made him a more optimistic person and drummer.
In this episode, Han shares with us about how he’s been able to build a viral video series that has caught the attention of Zildjian, and many others. He walks us through his thought process as to how comes up with his ideas, and how he executes.
As the founder of @DrumsDaily, Wissam Stephan gives us a unique perspective on what he loves about drumming. As a non-drummer, with a huge passion for drumming, he walks us through why he doesn’t play, and how is middle eastern culture has led him to fulfill his drumming passion through Instagram. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: ⁃ What Wissam looks for in featuring drummers on Drums Daily ⁃ What a non drummer sees and hears when he watches us drum ⁃ How culture plays an important role in creativity and the arts.
Ramy Antoun, the founder of A & F Drum Co, walks us down the path that led to starting his luxury drum company and his commitment to building a 100-year company. Ramy's drums attract a type of drummer who is fascinated with exploration. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: How our equipment can play a vital role in our creativity, a play by play on doing remote session drumming, the difference between building a 10 year, and a 100-year company, and getting electronic sounds with acoustic drums.
Being Irelands go to drummer has put Graham Hopkins behind the kit for some of Irelands biggest bands, including Snow Patrol, Therapy?, The Swell Season, and Glen Hansard to name a few. When he’s home from tour, he’s in the studio cutting drums for some of the world's most renown producers. Graham shares his struggle to pick himself back up after getting fired in the middle of recording an album, and how he was able to redeem himself. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: How to pick yourself after crushing defeat, A unique look at preparing on show days, The true meaning of spontaneity, and Why his beard is so important.
Aside from being a seasoned drummer in the NYC region, Josh brings drummers together through his online resource Drummers Corner Group, where he does in depth reviews of new and exciting drum gear. What You’ll Learn From This Episode is How all 10 of these new drum products can improve your drumming experience.
Drummer for Good Charlotte, Sugar Ray, NBC's Hollywood Game Night TV Show Band, Recording Sessions WorldWide & Song Writer. Today Dean shares how he goes from being the bandleader on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night to cutting a full record in one day. Hours of warm-ups before a live show and relentless execution, Dean Butterworth has written the book on preparation. What You’ll Learn From This Episode is what it means to be fully prepared for every musical situation, the expectations of a TV show bandleader, the importance of always being a student and a singers perspective on a busy drummer.
Chris Brewer is Meinl's North American Artist Relations Manager for Canada and the United States. He is a go-getter, punching well above his weight class, handling much of the social media that you and I see from Meinl. Additionally, Chris is actively talking with artists, fulfilling orders and helping share Meinl's voice online. We were excited to sit down with Chris to learn how in the world he can be so dang effective, as well as how he is learning to balance multiple facets of his job. Although this podcast is a fun one, we're also glad you're here with us to learn from Chris and would encourage you to take notes, listen closely and look closely at how you present yourself online.
Spending 10 years as a Blue Man Group Drummer has allowed Adrian to bring a unique contribution to his work with singers and artists. Previously touring with Nelly Furtado, and currently on tour with Alessia Cara, Adrian is crushing some of the worlds biggest venues.
Ben Sesar, Drummer for Brad Paisley, shares how his experiences in Nashville have changed over the years - The values and challenges of moving to Nashville. Another topic discussed with Ben is how the music industry is evolving and what drummers can expect when moving to Nashville. Also, Ben's favorite drummers at the moment, are broken down including his different philosophies on life and music. The takeaways from this Podcast are everywhere if you are listening closely. Take notes and prepare for some deep insights on the life of playing music.
Chris Mead spent 2 years playing with the DCI Bluecoats marching band, and learned some valuable lessons along the way. Being a former K-12 Music teacher gives him a unique perspective on learning music, and how to develop your sound. Now Chris drums full time with the Peterson Brothers, and Bocephus. What You’ll Learn From This Episode ⁃ What it means to be Amenable ⁃ why being held accountable is so important ⁃ when to speak up vs when not to speak up ⁃ What you can learn from marching bands, even if you don’t want to play in one.
Eric Boudreault is the touring drummer for Odysseo - Cavalia, where he frequently plays shows that extend beyond 2 hours in duration. Hailing from Montreal, now living in Los Angeles, Eric shares advice on how he began playing drums. By diving into his school experience, Eric helps us uncover the value in our local education, as well as the value in eating healthy on tour and developing skills in odd time signatures. This is a fun interview with Eric that covers a wide range of topics sure to help drummers in the working world seeking advice on landing session work, challenging their skills and working closely with producers. As always, leave a review on iTunes if you're enjoying the show!