JARED EASTERLINGJared Easterling is currently also endorsed by SJC Drums, Remo Drumheads, and Meinl Cymbals.He is currently on tour with Fit For A King.
ALEX LOPEZMy name is Alex Lopez and I’ve been playing drums since I was in the fourth grade, in 1995. I started playing guitar first, but found it very stress-relieving to play drums, so I kind of decided to do it all. I still play guitar and bass whenever I can. One of the main tips I have for all the young metal drummers out there is that it’s not about how fast you are, what brand of drums you have, or what type of pedals you use. In my opinion, it’s how much soul and love you put into your instrument when you play. Be unique, but be true. To be an amazing drummer takes years and years of practice and dedication. I know I’m not the world’s fastest drummer, but that doesn’t prevent me from loving what I do behind the drums. When you put your soul and love into the music, you will soon realize that the BPM are irrelevant; what matters is the groove. Alex plays with the hard hitting metal band Suicide Silence currently out with a brand new self titled record and has a set of instructional videos on youtube. Alex is currently endorsing Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drumheads, Meinl Cymbals, and Tama Drums.
CONNOR DENISConnor Denis is currently also endorsed by Gretsch Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, and Remo Drumheads.He is currently on tour with Beartooth.
JESSICA BURDEAUXJessica is a 25 year old drummer from Chicago IL, and has been playing drums since the 7th grade. After graduating from college in 2014, she made the decision to abandon all of her plans and pursue her true passion, the drums! She began posting videos on Instagram to connect with other musicians and built a large following across all of her social media platforms. In addition to performing for the internet, Jessica teaches lessons and is available for touring and sessions. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube! #jburdsbeats
ALEX CAMARENAAlex Camarena is also currently endorsed by SJC Drums and Meinl Cymbals. He is currently on tour with Silent Planet.
KORTNEY GRINWISKortney Grinwis began playing drums at age 11 and has been in love with the kit ever since. She spent her teenage years growing from local to nation wide concerts with various bands including Favorite Weapon. She has build a cult following through her drum cover videos on Youtube over the past years, but now, at age 23, Kortney has been putting all of her effort in her new two-piece project, Chapel, an indie pop band who plans to be very busy touring the rest of '17 and into the new year. She is currently also endorsed by SJC Drums, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Zildjian Cymbals.
Cameron Carbone is a professional touring musician and a world class educator from Dallas, TX. He received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Texas Christian University, and preceded to make the move to Austin, TX, which is where he currently resides. Cameron currently teaches approximately 30 students (in person and online) and tours consistently with Nashville country artist Curtis Grimes. In addition to touring, Cameron is also recording with a progressive-metal project called Sankhara, with an album coming out in Spring 2017. Be sure to keep up with him via social media (@carbonedrums) and his website for free drum lessons and educational material.
Tosh Peterson is a drummer from Orange County California. Tosh started playing drums when he was 2 years old and started playing professionally at age 11. When Tosh was 8 years old he started playing drums at his church. At age 11 he began playing in the orchestra for Kids Musical Theater in Orange County. At 12 he started playing in the orchestra for Top Hat 8 Repertory. Since then he has gotten to play on the Vietnamese TV show (SBTN). He has played for many artists such as the rap group KIN4LIFE, Pita The Prophet, Lauren Scudder, and Drew Chadwick from Emblem 3. Tosh regularly gives skype lessons to people all over the world, and he just started teaching at the Pacific Conservatory. This year, Tosh was a clinician at the 2016 M.I.A drum clinic along side Stanley Randolph, Gorden Campbell, Eric Seats, and many more. Since he was 12 years old he has been posting videos of himself playing drums on Instagram @tosh_thedrummer and has become well known for his drum videos. Tosh recently recorded drums for KIN4LIFE on their 2016 single “FireWerk”. He has played drums on Unconscious Back and 'Watch Me', two songs by Pita The Prophet and Murderous Rhythm. Tosh Peterson is also endorsed by GoPro, Thump Drums, Vic Firth, KBrakes, Kickstrap, and Fusion Bags.
BRANDEN AKINYELEMy name is Branden Akinyele and I started playing drums at the age of two years old. My mother would tell me stories saying, I would kick to the beat of music she would be playing when she would be in her car or anywhere in the house. My dad also played a part in my music helping me and giving me a push to be the person I am today. I currently play for the legendary rapper NAS and I also do a ton of studio work on the music you hear on today's radio. I am the musical director at my church Divine Deliverance Ministries where I started on drums for three years and made the transition to play keys. Branden is also endorsed by Soultone Cymbals.
Mike Christian is a drummer from Indonesia and has played in several Indonesian church ministries and gave lessons before founding the very popular Instagram and Twitter profiles titled 'Snare Drum Freakz' as well as on youtube. They are known for their exquisite and unique drum posts with daily posts featuring drummers from all over the world. Mike has significantly contributed in numerous drum events throughout Indonesia and promoted via his social media accounts known worldwide. Mike Christian is also endorsed by Meinl Cymbals, KickPort, TruTuner, Heartbeat Sticks, Dr.Case, Sweet Spot Clutches, Cympad, Drumdots, and Low Boy Beaters.
Cassie Jalilie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she began playing drums at the age of 12 after joining her middle school marching band. She played in various bands in her teens, and was one of the few female musicians in her local scene. By 19, she joined “TurbonegrA,” a successful all-girl Turbonegro tribute band, where she would set off on her 1st European tour. At the age of 22, Cassie relocated to Los Angeles to join forces with one of her all time favorites Union 13, a hardcore punk band from Boyle Heights. Union 13 got their start playing backyard shows in East Los Angeles before being recognized by Brett Gurewitz, guitarist of Bad Religion and owner of Epitaph Records. The band would produce their first album with none other than Rancid’s Tim Armstrong & Lars Frederiksen. Now, 20 years later, with a new lineup to include Cassie Jalilie on drums, the band is still going strong. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in punk rock, and has toured throughout Europe, Latin America & the US and is currently embarking on a North American tour for 80's icon Adam Ant drumming with glitter city rockers, Glam Skanks.
My name is Cameron Williams and I've been playing drums since the age of 3. I started off in church playing drums and ever since then I've been playing professionally for about 15 years. I have played for several artists such as Willow Smith, Jamie Fox and Lala Hathaway just to name a few. I am currently playing for a choir called the Los Angeles Contemporary Adults of the GMWA. I also had the privilege to play on their latest EP titled "Testimony" which can be found on iTunes, Cdbaby etc. I also play at a church called Glory Christian Fellowship on Sundays. I am hired to do studio work on the music you hear today that's played on the radio.
DANIEL HAWKINSDaniel Hawkins has been playing drums since the age of 6, and his first real gig was playing in his local church from the time he was in 7th grade until the day he graduated. During high school, Daniel sat in with a rock n roll and blues band from time to time when they needed a fill in drummer. Soon after starting college at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Daniel landed a gig playing for chart topping Texas Country artist Jake Ward. To date, Jake has had four top-20 and two No. 1 Radio Singles on the Texas Regional Radio Charts. Daniel had the privilege of recording drums for most of Jake's debut album entitled, "Love Don't Live Here". Currently Daniel is on tour with country artist, Bart Crow. Bart Crow is an icon in the Texas music scene, so far with six No. 1 singles on the Texas Music Chart including ("Wear My Ring" which sold over 165,000 copies, he has sold over 40,000 records, and has released 5 self-produced albums) in just over a decade. He has had an album debut at No. 1 on Billboard's South Central Chart and has also been featured on CMT, Country Weekly, and other national media outlets. For more information and to contact Daniel visit his website here.