Hello to my fellow drummers, and a big thank you to Modern Drummer for letting me add to On the Beat. My name is Brian “Nucci” Cantrell and I am the drummer and backing vocalist for the English Beat. I feel fortunate to have a gig that involves playing pop, ska, reggae, and even some punk style of drumming.
Hey Modern Drummer readers, this is Cole Marcus. I’m a seventeen-year-old drummer with a thirteen-year long professional career. I started playing at ten months old, and landed my first artist endorsements at age four with Mapex, Zildjian, and Vic Firth, with more added after that (Evans, Yamaha DTX, Cympad, GoPro, Humes & Berg, RocNSoc).
Greetings, fellow drummers! I’m very excited to introduce Upbeat Outreach to the drumming community. My name is Mike Wrench, and I am a drummer and clinician whose passion is exploring the endless abilities in the realm of drumming. You can find me speaking and teaching at events from Rich Redmond’s Drummers Weekend to my local YMCA and regional development centers.
Hello Modern Drummer readers, Hawk Lopez here from John Corbett, Solomon Burke, Little Steven, and Crown of Thorns.
Hi MD, I’m Charles “Moose” Allicie from the Canadian alternative rock band Your Favorite Enemies.
Hello Modern Drummer readers, fellow drummers, and music lovers. My name is David Frangioni and I’ve been playing the drums since I was two years old. Doing the math, that gives me about forty-five plus years of drum time.
Hey everyone! I’m Caitlin Kalafus. I had the privilege of writing a blog for Modern Drummer about six years ago and I’m so honored to be here saying hello again!
Hey guys and girls, it’s Richard Lee Jackson from Jonathan Jackson and Enation. A lot has been going on since my last On the Beat.
Greetings, MD family! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matt Byrne and I reside in the Queen City on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY (located just north of NYC). For the past sixteen years, I have played drums for the heavy metal/hardcore band, Hatebreed….
Hello! It is my honor to be a part of the Modern Drummer “On the Beat” section. Being a young drummer, Modern Drummer was actually how I got the idea to become the successful NYC session drummer, producer, and music director that I am today.
Greetings, Modern Drummers! Michael Bettine here and it’s been a very busy 2016 so far. In January, I was in Australia as the artist in residence at the MONA FOMA festival in Hobart, Tasmania. Over the course of three days, I performed eight times: four solo performances, three duos, and one quartet with Australian musicians. It was a fantastic experience and the response was wonderful.
Hello, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Jimmy Schultz from the band Sunflower Dead, and it’s a true honor to be a part of Modern Drummer magazine.
Hey, Modern Drummer readers! It’s Joey Cassata from ZO2 and the TV show Z Rock. I’m proud to announce that I will be playing drums in the upcoming Broadway play Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, starring Josh Groban. Previews start this fall at the Imperial Theater in New York City.
Hello everyone, my name is Mike Fuentes and I play drums for a band called Pierce the Veil. When I was fourteen years old my dad bought me my first drumset at a local swap meet along with a Buddy Rich DVD. After that, my brother Vic and I started jamming every day after school—writing songs and recording demos in my bedroom, where the walls were completely covered in posters of all my favorite bands….