"I've always wanted to be a drummer since I was around 6 or 7 years old, and I was sure I always would turn out the way I have. My parents couldn't afford a drum kit for me, so it wasn't until I was about 10 years old that my dad got enough to get me a snare drum (w/ stand) and a pair of sticks to practice with. I was on that until I was about twelve, when I got my very first kit which was a yamaha stack travel kit I believe. Every drum was about an inch thick and could all fit neatly into a cymbal case sized bag. I was chuffed to have this and remember waking up every morning looking over to make sure it was still there. I would come home after school and play for as many hours as my patient parents would let me until their nerves had run out. The next kit I got was a deep red Ludwig kit when I was around 14, and this is when I started to form bands with any local kid I could find with an instrument. My first band was with my brother and a kid named Aden who played this terrible lime green bass, and we would just set up in my parents living room and jam out oldies like "Last kiss", and "Wipeout". From there I joined a few bands including a Nirvana tribute band, as well as a Wezer tribute band, and various cover bands here and there, until Ifinally met up with my first real band with original real songs when I s about 15. W called ourselves Ealine in the end nd were together for about five and a half years until finally landing me with placebo. Along the way I've learned a lot about what it means to be a drummer in all aspects. I continue to learn every day and push myself to sound the best I can, and play with the best people I can, and i will hopefully continue to do so until I get carpal tunnel.
Well thats my story... "