They have reached this point in their development through their own approach, concepts, and individual techniques. Their approach to music is open ended and continues to evolve.
My mother and father were performing at a press party for Muhammed Ali about 1962. My father had been telling his friends that his four-year-old son could play the drums. I guess a lot of people didn't believe him, so my mother and father took a break, and they just let me loose, and I started playing.
Barry Keane is one of the most in-demand studio drummers in Canada. He has recorded numerous commercials, jingles, TV and Film scores; but most people know him from his work with Gordon Lightfoot and Anne Murray.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Van der Wyk has spent almost all of his life in California. "My first job was when I was 16," he recalls. "I was the timpanist in the Pasadena Symphony.
Casey Scheuerell is the high-powered drummer who is best known us the driving force behind Jean-Luc Ponty's eclectic violin, on such albums as Cosmic Messenger, Jean-Luc Ponty Live, and A Taste For Passion.
Within the last year and a half. John Robinson, drummer for Rufus, has joined the ranks of the L.A. session players.