USA

LIS VIEGAS

 

There’s no one out there passionately pounding the drum kit as beautifully as Lis Viegas. The multi-talented artist has been a highly-sought after drummer since 2007. Often performing at concerts and festivals all around the US, she is known for her electrifying performances that always get the crowd going. Her infectious stage presence, improvisational skills and innate musical ability are second to none. She picked up the drums after healing from a knee injury as an athlete and has poured all her passion into the instrument ever since. Her skills have taken her all around the world performing in various groups — fusing her passion for travel with music. She plays with a wide range of acts and is currently working on her first original album. When she’s not busy beating a drum she’s surfing, hiking, snowboarding and practicing yoga.  She hopes for her music to provide positive experiences for her listeners and appreciates the craft for its therapeutic and healing qualities.

Lis is currently drumming with Balkan Bump https://www.balkanbump.com.

Visit Lis’ Website, YouTube Channel and Instagram

 

BEN “THAMADDRUMMA” THOMPSON

 

Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. Ben loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Ben has found great joy and satisfaction in making music and sharing it with fans and people all over the world.

Ben has played the drums for amazing group of well known artists such as gospel legend Andre Crouch, ragga dub master Lee Scratch Perry, UK pop star Taio Cruz, US pop sensation Jason Derulo and Danish artist Burhan G.

Check out the amazing lesson packs and drumming videos that Ben has on his WEBSITE, follow ‘Thamaddrumma’ on INSTAGRAM, Like his FACEBOOK page AND do yourself a favour and subscribe to Ben’s YOUTUBE CHANNEL to never miss a moment of his incredible videos!

JACOB NEWCOMB - OHIO

Jacob Newcomb is an Drummer from Ohio, United States. He records drum covers on youtube, and posts clips to Instagram. He has played the drums since he was 6 years old, and very quickly fell in love with the instrument. 

Jacob describes his playing as “Playing with pure passion, creativity, and emotion, where others see, and hear the passion when watching”. Jacob plays all kinds of genres, but his main choices consist of EDM, Metal, Rap, and Pop genres. 

Jacob’s biggest dream is to one day gain the privilege to do what he loves full time, and go on world tour to show his passion to the world. Jacob says his biggest inspiration for drumming is his Father, which is where it all started. 

His advice for others is “If you really love doing something, no matter what on earth it may be, never, ever give up on that dream. If you want something, and you are passionate about it, you can go out there and prove everyone wrong, and achieve it”. Check out Jacob's INSTAGRAM and YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

BRANDON PETTIFORD - OHIO

 

Brandon has been playing drums for over 12 years. He began playing drums at his Church at the young age of only 7.  He credits his Praise team for encouraging his love of drumming and helping him to pursue his dreams. At the age of 11, he and 2 friends formed a young Blues band, which performed over the next 3 years at over 200 festivals and events across the Ohio area and surrounding region. His love of the Blues stands out today, as he plays with several local Blues musicians. He just recently returned from his 2nd European tour, playing in over 13 countries backing Shaun Booker, and most recently Guitarist/Vocalist, Dany Franchi (Italy) and The Dany Franchi Band.  

He is currently a member of several bands, performing, touring, and recording, and loves playing a wide variety of music genres.  There is no limit to what style he will play, and he is always looking for new challenges.  

Red Cymbals made Brandon a custom set of cymbals based on his specifications:  “I’m thrilled with my new Red Cymbals and excited to share them with y’all!  When I reached out to Red Cymbals, looking for a specific sound, they were able to deliver! Thank you Red Cymbals, I got exactly what I was looking for.”

 

BRYANT PINTO - CALIFORNIA

 

Bryant is an LA based worship and session drummer. He started playing the drums at 13. He plays in many worship conferences and serves in the local church. 

Bryant’s unique playing style allows him to cater to any music genre. Major influences are Robert Glasper, Chris Coleman, Tony Royster jr, Danny Herrera, Aaron Spears.

Check out his INSTAGRAM and give him a follow.

 

 

CALEB FRANKLIN - FRAMING THE RED (USA)

Caleb Franklin is the official touring/ recording drummer for the southern rock n roll group “Framing the Red” based out of Jackson, Mississippi USA. “Framing the Red” is signed to the legendary Malaco/Old Trace Record label in Mississippi known for producing hits such as “old time rock n roll” and artists such as James Brown.

Caleb has been playing and studying drums and percussion for 13+ years so far and has even studied and majored in music on the college level before joining “FTR” full time in late 2017. Since joining he has played 400+ shows in his first year and a half and just recently released a new recording, “Mississippi Heat”, via Old Trace Records available on all streaming platforms for your listening pleasure!

Check out Caleb’s INSTAGRAM and Framing the Red Do yourself a favour and check out Framing the Red’s music HERE

 

CHRIS SPARROW - 19TILDAWN

 

Chris played in his first band at the age of 11. Although his father insisted he play guitar, the allure of drums was too strong and he and his father joined a classic rock band in the early 80s called the Brent Creek Band.

A self-taught drummer, Chris started an originals band called The Condemned around 1990 at the age of 19 and began building a strong presence on the local metal scene. In May 2013, Chris joined 19TilDawn with his former Condemned bandmate and has since played shows with SOiL, Ded, Shallow Side, Texas Hippie Coalition, and many others. 19TilDawn were just signed with Rock Avenue Records USA and just released a new CD called The Human Race.

Check out the 19TilDawn Facebook Page

 

DANIEL GONZALEZ

A native of New York City and currently based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Daniel began playing music at a young age later developing his craft in drum corps activities and military bands. His technical skills and unique sound are the results of formal study and years of experience performing on stages worldwide. A veteran who performed in a combat zone, Daniel holds an undergraduate performance degree and a graduate degree in education/students with disabilities. Daniel leads DaMoJo, a unique jazz trio also featuring Morrie Louden and Jon Ballantyne. He also performs and records with Lehcats (NYC), Pablo Batista (Philadelphia), and Joe Orrach (San Francisco). Locally, Daniel stays busy working with numerous bands including Erin McLelland, La Cuchina, Last Thursday Band, Pentley Holmes, John Brown & The Hatchets, Elohquin, Will Kiss, NEEMA, and more. When it comes to performing, Daniel draws from his vast experiences to serve the music. See more at www.drumiel.com. As a teacher, Daniel connects his love for drumming with a deep interest in positive social-emotional and mental health. When teaching his craft, Daniel strives to teach students how to access and express their authentic voice. "It's about rhythm, but it's not all about the drums," and students gain more than just drumming skills. "When you feel good, you sound good."

DANIEL JESSE
METAL EDGE ASSASSIN TEAM - UTAH

 

Daniel Jesse, the hard-hitting drummer for the rock band, Metal Edge Assassin Team (MEAT), began playing when he was 12 years old. He studied the drums for several years and joined his first band (Midnight Rose) when he was 17 years old in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Throughout the years Daniel played in a couple different band projects throughout the 80’s and 90’s and in 1994, Daniel and a high school friend created a rock band ‘Struck by Lightning’. They were successful in actively playing the local Salt Lake City club scene through the mid-nineties.

After a hiatus for several years the members of the band got back together in a band that the vocalist had worked on over the prior decade, Metal Edge Assassin Team (MEAT). They have recorded a 5 song EP: A Double Shot of Whiskey which was released in 2018, A full-length documentary on Amazon Prime was also filmed to support their new EP. The band is very active in playing the Utah club scene. They have opened for Babylon AD, and are opening for LA Guns in Salt Lake City.

Daniel Jesse and MEAT are currently working on their second 5-song EP.

Find out more about Daniel Jesse:

Facebook Website Metal Edge Assassin Team Spotify

 

GARY HANSON 

JAMIE SHARP - AZ IZ BAND/SIG 9 UTAH

 

Self-taught drummer, Jamie Sharp, was 11 when he first began playing and immediately found his niche. At age 15, he helped start his first band and progressed from there to Scar Strangled Banger, where he was finally old enough to begin playing the bar scene. He joined Az-Iz as an original member in 1993 opening for such acts as Quite Riot, Vince Neil and Wild Side, in 1998 the band dissolved. He joined Cartoon Criminals shortly thereafter and they opened for the artist, Kid Rock. He was a member of nationally touring band, Sig 9 and played several shows across America with artists such as Five Foot Thick and Dope.

In 2016, Az-Iz reformed and Jamie took up his sticks again. The band released a 5 song EP in 2018 and has toured throughout Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. They are currently working on new material and setting new tour dates. 

Check out AZ-IZ’s FACEBOOK PAGE

 

 

JONATHAN THOMAZIN - CALIFORNIA

 

Jonathan Thomazin (or JT) has been playing drums for 16 years and started taking lessons from Red Cymbal Artist, Krystal Lindsey. He was also raised in the church, Harvest Christian Fellowship, in Riverside CA. Where his father was part of the worship and praise team there. JT started playing on worship teams shortly after starting drum lessons and instantly found a place where he felt like he belonged. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and music producer from his studio in Riverside California. JT says that "I fell like I am the closest to God that I can possibly be when I am worshiping Him. There's nothing else like it on earth!". He has played in all sorts of styles over the years, from Big Bands style genre, to Heavy Metal. He loves to take all the styles he has played and incorporate them into the worship songs he plays. JT is so excited to be a part of Red Cymbals, where He feels like he can continue to grow as an artist.

Check out Jonathan’s INSTAGRAM

 

JOSH GARCIA -Within The Pyre & Hed Change

 

KRYSTAL LINDSEY - SOMETHING REAL / OV CHURCH / JOHNNY ON THE SPOT

 Music has always been a major part of Krystal’s life, starting on guitar but nothing compared to her first moment on the drums.  Krystal was 10 years old and her dad was having a band practice and were jamming, she noticed there was an open kit and grabbed the sticks and sat down and within a few seconds fell head over heels with the drums.

Krystal has played in a variety of band over the years and currently serves also in her local church as well as regularly gigging with original project ‘Something Real’ and cover band ‘Johnny on the Spot.

Find out more about Krystal at her WEBSITE also follow her on Instagram and SUBSCRIBE to Krystal on YouTube.

 

KYLE MCDONALD - TEXAS

 

 Kyle earned his BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009. While at UNC Kyle performed with the Jazz Bands, Jazz Combos, Percussion Ensembles, and the Wind Ensemble. After graduating, Kyle accepted a job as the Assistant Band Director in Childress, TX. After 1 year Kyle became the Head Director where the band earned just the 2nd sweepstakes in school history. While in Childress Kyle joined the band Atteberry Station and began playing all over the Panhandle of Texas and Oklahoma. Kyle is now the Head Band Director at Caprock High School in Amarillo, TX. He still performs with Atteberry Station and as a freelance drummer. He performs regularly with his jazz trio Bomb City Rhythm and other local jazz ensembles. Kyle lives in Amarillo with his wife Heather, and his 4 Children, Jaxon, Ryder, Miles and Brynn. Kyle is an endorser of Treehouse Drums, Red Cymbals, Innovative percussion and RTom.

Visit Kyle’s FACEBOOK page

 

LAWRENCE MOSES

Born in the heart of Newark, New Jersey was a child who was blessed with a true musical gift. God allowed this gift to flourish within Lawrence ‘L-Mo’ Moses at the age of 6 in which one day Lawrence would share his drumming passion with the world. Just as all artists have to begin to show their works somewhere, Lawrence began to play the drums for his home church at the young age of 8. While in middle school, Lawrence learned the difference in just playing the drums, and having a great knowledge of what one is playing. Through dedicated rudimental practice, which also consisted of studying and playing the drums, Lawrence grew strongly and skillfully as a musician.

Staying both humble and faithful to his gift, Lawrence has played for a few local artists in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey and also with some of the best musicians in the tri-state area. Currently, Lawrence teaches drums and is the drummer for his up and coming Christian band The remnants of Levi.

Check out Lawrence’s INSTAGRAM and YouTube

 

 

LYNN BROWN - NASHVILLE - FREELANCE

 

 

MAREENA MILLS

 

MICHAEL RYAN

 

Rock, Metal, Punk &……COUNTRY? What can’t Mr. Ryan do? Michael has grown a steady following via his YouTube Channel doing drum covers and play-throughs. He is currently the drummer for “Angelo Walker” as well as “The Lich”.

Hailing from SE Michigan, his blood runs thick with Motown soul and punk rock bombast! Michael has been playing drums over 20+ years and his craft has taken him on several tours and in countless studios. He’s a session drummer as well as a mental health advocate & survivor.

A father of two boys and an avid outdoorsman and gamer there is always something he’s up but rest assured that when it comes to making catchy, tasty drum parts….he’s never going to disappoint!

Check out Michael’s Instagram and give him a follow!

 

MICHAEL MCCANN

 

MICHAEL WESTRICH - SMCC ST. GEORGE UTAH 

 

Michael is a worship drummer from St George Utah and has been playing drums since 2012.

He has played with multiple different churches along with performing live outside of church and recording tracks.

Aside from drumming Michael works as an intern doing worship production: building tracks and organizing Sunday night services.

Check out Michael’s INSTAGRAM and SMCC St George

 

NATHANIEL FACEY

 

PEDRO ROBERTO

 

SAM WEST - BROOKLYN NY

 

At the age of 3, Sam started playing drums, well, banging on pots. He would listen to his mum play music, take out pots and cooking sticks and start banging on the pots which led to his family buying him his first drum kit. 

Sam then started playing drums more at church and improved by playing a lot, watching other drummers and replicating their chops and licks. A few years ago, Sam joined “The Dissidents”. He has traveled to Eastern Europe and Canada and recorded with them.

 

STACY NORRIS - CHICAGO

 

Stacy "Groove Girl" Norris is a Chicago-based drummer.  Stacy has been influenced by the unique heritage and continued evolution of the Chicago blues and jazz sounds and plays in 2 blues-inspired bands.  She started drumming at an early age encouraged by her father and has not looked back! Her love for the blues was consolidated when she had the opportunity to participate at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Since then, she has played at major venues and festivals throughout the U.S. in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, and internationally in other projects. She has received both a Chicago Music Award (with the Instinct in 2018) and an Intercontinental Music Award (with MudCity Blu in 2020).  Now, in college at the University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL.), she is pursuing a degree in Digital Audio and Recording Arts, but continues to perform and spread her love for the blues which she considers her family and city heritage.  As a Blues drummer, she loves the stories the blues tells and tries to enhance the story with her playing. Stacy enjoys working with Red Cymbals because in addition to the quality products the company carries, its mission fits her life vision. She believes in the power of music to eliminate barriers of any kind and as a tool for inclusion and healing.

Visit Stacy’s Instagram @stacy_drumz_312 and give her a follow!

 

TONY RUNCO - LAS VEGAS

 

Tony is a session drummer and private instructor based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He’s an honors graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, where he was mentored by Grammy winning drummer for TLC, Tom Knight. After college, he toured with various artists throughout the east coast, before packing everything up and moving across the country to Sin City, Las Vegas. Tony has played with various cover bands in every casino on the strip, but the majority of his drumming career is occupied by teaching students of every age group and skill level. After more than 5 years of private instruction, he’s helped over a thousand students progress and enhance their drumming abilities, including various Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, and other large show performers throughout the city. Tony believes in promoting positive mental health through music and arts, and is elated to start his journey with Red Cymbals. Be sure to check out his Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube pages for video lessons and cover songs.

Check out his INSTAGRAM and give Tony a Follow!

 

WILSON ASCENCIO

Wilson Asencio is a multi instrumentalist based in the Southern California. Wilson currently plays at Water of Life Community Church in Fontana, CA and Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA. He has played on many records and has played for many different artists such as Phil Wickham, Matthew West, Mack Brock, Martin Smith (from Delirious) and Brennley Brown (from the Voice).

Check out Wilson's INSTAGRAM and give him a follow.