Drummers, On the Beat

Jon Bermuda Schwartz Blog

Jon Bermuda Schwartz Modern DrummerHello, MD bloggers! I’m best known for being “Weird Al” Yankovic’s drummer, and I’m quite proud of my lengthy association with him. I did my first recording with Al in late 1980, and twelve albums later, there are no signs of slowing down. While many drummers are known for their own style, I get to be a lot of different drummers and play a lot of styles. Not only has this expanded my musical vocabulary, it‘s also great fun for me. There’s not another gig like mine, or another drummer who does exactly what I do, and I still feel fortunate to have landed in that chair after a chance meeting with Al almost twenty-eight years ago.

We’re on the road again this summer for a nine-week tour across North America, which is mercifully short compared to the six months we performed in 2007! It’s a family-friendly show, but at the same time not a kiddy show, and perish the thought that Al is a stand-up comedian or plays accordion all night. It’s a full-on rock show–albeit with intentionally funny lyrics and the occasional costume change–officially billed as “a multimedia rock and comedy extravaganza.” If I may be so modest, the show is really great,  and I’m still having a great time!

For more on John Bermuda Schwartz, go to www.bermudaschwartz.com or www.weirdal.com.


Posted in Drummers, On the Beat Tagged Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, Weird Al Yankovic, drummer

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