Antrun "Tron" Sherrills started playing the drums
at the age of 3, by banging on his mom's pots and pans. He began
his musical career as the drummer for his home church, in the
Bronx NY, and as the drummer for his family's traditional gospel
band. Antrun attended Talent Unlimited High School, in New York,
NY and landed his first professional tour at the age of 15.
Shortly after High School Antrun joined the gospel band Darrell
McFadden and the Disciples ("DMD").
his skills as a pocket drummer, Antrun landed his first R&B
tour with the group Men of Vision. To date he has toured with
Men of Vizion, Ruff Endz, Blackstreet, Guy, The 5 Blind boys
of Alabama Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson and others. Throughout
the 2000s Antrun recorded with major and local gospel artists
alike, and in 2008 he co-founded the production team "LeftField",
which started as a collective of musicians and has evolved into
a record label. In 2011, Antrun, Spanky Williams and Darrell
McFadden (all members of the gospel band DMD) launched the record
endorses Medicine Man Custom Drums, Vic Firth sticks and Saluda
"Thunderfoot" Spires the legendary drummer and founder
of the southern rock band "Blackfoot" from Muscle
Shoals, AL now with the Rock n Roll Heaven Band. He left his
earthly band to join the Great One March 16, 2005.
played 8x8, 8x10, 10x12, 11x13, 12x14, 14x16, 18x22, and 7x14.
All in gloss black finish with black hardware.
to Jakson Spires
has there been, or ever will be- maybe unless and/ or until
Jesus walks the earth again- such a spirit to grace us with
his presence; touch us with his loving touch; hug us with his
gripping arms; love us with his unbiased heart. From humble
beginnings to world-wide recognition, one such man took that
journey from the stage to your heart, directly. Fighting and
finding his way through the crowds, trying to find security
to help protect him- until reaching the solitude of his tour
bus bunk overseas- to making sure he got to meet; talk to; get
to know; lovingly hug or shake your hand; until this time of
our parting. It has been almost six decades this mere man has
had in order to meet; love; enjoy; and admire all the world
into which he was born. Fame, fortune, and freewill may have
been his initial driving forces, but this man who has touched
so many so deeply realized early on what true life and fortune
was all about and set out many, many, years ago to accomplish
his goal. For it was truly to get to know each and every individual
world-wide and discover how they loved life; enjoyed their passion;
pursued what they sought for individually in life. He was a
man fascinated with life; of extraordinary talent to please
and entertain; and of taking a handful of happiness from the
air and handing it to you- for you, and whoever else you wanted,
to enjoy while he was there or around- for he wanted to share
in your happiness. He knew he would leave you in your happiness
to enjoy as long as you wanted. Magic. Well, no. Maybe not.
I met Jakson as a drummer, 'wannabe-star'. (As he has had the
pleasure of meeting so many of us). Make no mistake- Jak loved
the drums. (Not to mention his achievements, awards, records,
etc.- it all speaks for itself quite well). Along with being
quite the man, Jakson is Indian- well aware constantly of his
'where abouts' and 'surroundings'- not to mention who's around
him. If he wasn't comfortable with his 'surroundings', he changed
them. Some might have been offended. Most took notice. Jak,
by his mere actions and being, changed people for the 'better'
without his ever knowing it. Maybe in just hopes of that they
would on their own. Lives were affected, irregardless. Nothing
could be said here that would overshadow anything else, anybody
else, would have to say about this man. Nor, can anything be
said here to ease the pain in each and every person who ever
had the pleasure of meeting or being in this human being's presence.
The point of this writing, I would say, is that angels are,
and obviously do, walk amongst us. Maybe, a few more eyes could
be opened by these thoughts. I celebrate in the fact that I
had the pleasure of meeting and entertaining this man- verses
him entertaining me, which was his life. I feel fortunate, to
turn forty this year, that I gave Jak bed; food; and drink along
with loving fellowship and joyous occasion afforded to me by
a 'higher power' I am so unworthy of. I've known who he was
since I was conscious enough to know who he was. He affected
me for the better- me as a young child. He was a 'hero' of mine.
A 'star' to 'shoot for'. It's been written for centuries; recorded
in different ways; but the wise should keep their eyes toward
the eastern skies. I lose a true reason for being. A 'mark'
to 'try to achieve'. God may have called him home, but he's
never leavin' me. Plain and simple. Thank you, Jak. The pleasure's
been all mine.
Winder has been playing drums for 23 years and has performed
in Regional Bands from 3 different cities. From Darker Daze
in Richmond, VA where Chris preceded Lamb of God's Chris Adler
to Falling Sky Friday an East Coast Favorite based in Virginia
Beach, to the recently disbanded Zero Rain from Columbus, OH.
Through his traveled career, two things are apparent in Chris'
performance and that is a high level of energy and nothing but
the best quality equipment. Chris has been playing Medicine
Man Drums for over six years and is on his 3rd custom drum kit.
With his energy and long time loyalty we cannot wait to see
his next project on stage.
kit consists of 8x10, 10x12, 12x14, 18x22, and 6x14 all in purple
sparkle with chrome hardware.
Clark is an independent drummer from Nashville, TN.
Medicine Man Snares: 5x14 Turquoise Sparkle, 6x14 Silver Sparkle.
of Great Falls, MT, started playing drums at the age of 10.
He is the backbone of Voodoo Temple, P.J.'s rampaging is influenced
by Igor Cavalera, Vinnie Paul, Tommy Lee, Mike Portnoy, and
kit is comprised of a 9 piece Medicine Man custom kit with 13
Saluda cymbals mounted on a Gibraltar rack. He uses Pearl &
DW hardware, Capella drumsticks, and a shitload of attitude.
is part of the Medicine Man
Eric has been playing Medicine Man Custom Drums since 2003. His
kit consists of 7x8, 8x10, 10x12, 13x15, 20x20, and 6x13 vented
snare with a 6X10 popcorn snare. All in polar ice pearl with black
chrome hardware and the inside stained white for a super clean
look. Eric is currently playing with "Brandon Morgan Band"
and freelances with several bands in the southeast.
Eric tells us "My Medicine Man kit has been in all types
of venues and the versatility always lends itself to the environment
I'm playing in."
Petsu is from Pompton Lakes, NJ and plays in Hardcore/Grindcore
band, Fist of Hypocrisy. Paul plays an 8-piece maple kit in
Black Glass Glitter finish. The kit consists of 7x8, 8x10, 9x12,
12x14, and 14x16 toms, with two 18x22 kick drums. Paul also
plays three different maple snare drums. A 7x12 sixteen play
maple vented in Rasta Fade finish, a 7x13 eight ply maple vented
in Red Sparkle finish, and a 5x14 ten play maple vented in a
satin lime green finish.
Morris hails from Granger, IN and plays drums and percussion.
He marched with Cincinnati Glory in 2000 and now serves as the
drummer for The Wild Jacks. Andy has played with Big Head Mode,
Taught by Asaph, Kasey Jones, The Esla Project, The Darsee Project,
Clifton Newell, Steve Foresman, and The Jess Strantz Band. He
has shared the stage with - Kids in the Way, Dizmas, Flatfoot
56, Hawk Nelson, Mark Schultz, John Reuben, Mitch MicVicker,
Shannon Curfman, Lenin, Morello, and others. Andy also teaches
drums and percussion and plays drums and percussion at Granger
His Medicine Man kit consists of: Gray stained 6 ply maple kit
with 8x8, 8x10, 14x14 toms, 18x20 kick, and 10 ply 6x13 black
fade to gray snare with Trick throw-off and black chrome die-cast
hoops, 3x10 maple snare, and 6x13 blue sparkle acrylic snare
with 4 3/4" vents and Trick throw-off
Check his myspace out for more info.
Christianson is from Williston, ND and plays with SWITCH, a
blues/rock band. He has over 14 years of experience. He is best
known for his dynamic playing style and his energy brought to
every show. He plays a 7 piece kit with 8x8, 10x8, 12x8, 13x13,
16x16, and an 18x22 kick drum all in natural maple and an 8x10,
10x12, 14x16 toms, an 8x10 mounted side snare, and 18x22 bass
drum in custom maroon stain.
"The Breeze" Ladson
has had the opportunity to play with international blues artist
E.C. Scott. He has gone on to complete three U.S. tours successfully
and gain the knowledge needed to handle the road. He went on
to work on a nationally released record "The Other Side
of Me" which features the likes of blues legend and Music
Academy legend Little Milton, award winning engineer and Music
Academy board member Steve Savage, award winning producer Larry
Batiste, and Guitarist for greats such as Mariah Carey and Chakka
Kahn, Vernon Black and E.C. Scott herself. Breeze's development
as a solid musician has granted him the opportunity to play
with and share the stage and studio with great artists such
as piano player for Chuck Berry and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer
Johnny Johnson, Blues Hall of Famer Little Milton, Blues legend
Bobby Blue Bland, Gospel Gold Artist John P. Key, Smooth Jazz
Artist David Sparkman, Indy Pop Artist Terami Hirsch, Jeff Timmons
of pop platinum group 98 Degrees and many more.
plays an assortment of Medicine Man Drums - 10"(2), 12",
14", 16" toms and 20", 22", and 24"
bass drums, all in gloss black finish with white gloss powdercoated
Chalmers is a professional drummer from Queens, NY, who has
been playing drums for 31 years. Darryl has worked with several
groups including The Bridge, First Circle, Called, and Chosen.
He is currently working with Ufouria featuring outstanding musicians
Clarence Haynes, Eric Freeman, and Derek Buchanan.
has also performed on Fox 5's, The Bill McClary Report and appeared
in television commercials featuring the NY based jazz fusion
band, Axiom with Mark Gatz, Greg Sam, Ron Conner, and Ron Richardson.
Darryl's talent has earned him a Cable Television appearance
performing with the band Axiom on Willie Nelson's Rangler Invitational
contest in Dallas, Texas.
states his influences are Collin Young, Adrian Grannum, Glenn
(Chango) Everett, Omar Hakim, Camille Gainer, Dave Weckl, and
also appreciates the great sounds of his 'Medicine Man' 4x13
piccolo snare drum, in a gloss mahogany finish, which Darryl
describes as very crisp and clean that will cut through any
also endorses Stick Gripps.
San Antonio, TX, Jonny performs on stage with the energy of
rock, the feel of funk, and the finesse of jazz. Jonny is now
touring throughout the country with the Texas based rock band
"Nothing More". He has performed on various full length
albums with Nothing More, Youthquake, and various independent
artists. Jonny has shared the stage with names such as: The
Burden Brothers, Salvador, 5 Bolt Main, The Newsboys, MXPX,
and many other well known artists. When asked about his kit,
Jonny usually replies with "I have proven their sound in
the studio, their strength on the road, and their aesthetics
in photography. Medicine Man Drums are the total package!"
from the Pepsi-Cola area of secluded Howell, MI, Zach comes
out to show off his talent, and his amazing drums. He plays
in the Hardcore/Screamo band "Monte". Monte is touring full-time
starting this summer and already has shared the stage with touring
acts like Showbread, Brazil, The Hard Lessons, and Tyler Read.
Monte is betting their lives on making this happen. Playing
The Cornerstone Music Festival this summer with such bands as
UnderOath, Norma Jean, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Chariot,
they hope to build from there and have the time of their life
doing it, especially for the right reason. There is no excuse
why you won't have a great time watching Zach and his huge Afro
fly around, on his great looking Medicine Man drums! Zach plays
an all pure white finish 22x22 kick drum, a 9x12 tom, and a
12x14 floor tom.
Miami Beach, FL.
Doug has over ten years of touring and studio experience under
his belt. He has backed many great artists in our business like
Rock Ridge recording artist 10 Second Drop, legendary underground
experimental project Pigeon Hoof and other South Florida greats,
Solo Mayo and Silver.
Doug has had the honor of sharing the stage with many national
bands and personal drum heroes during this awesome run. Doug is
making the rounds in the South Florida club scene and has played
with many versitile and talented Miami artsits such Paris is Burning,
Kezia, Dyemi, and The Atomic Radios. He is now recording and writing
with Chicago based artist Afentis for an upcoming 2013 cd release
and fall tour. His soulful feel on the drums and hard hitting
rythyms are alive now more than ever, ready to to groove the world.
Doug plays a 4 piece, all maple custom kit with a printed gun
metal gray fade finsh with all chrome hardware. His kit consists
of 12" and 14" toms, 22"x18" kick and 6.5"x14"
maple snare drum in a custom printed purple to gray fade finish
with atom graphics.
Mavrakis is a 19 year old Christian drummer out of New York.
Manny is currently in the alternative rock band A Bridge Apart
and used to drum and sing for Emo band called Movie Star Tragedy.
you see him out at a live show, Manny will blow you away with
his sheer insanity and extreme enthusiasm while playing. Playing
every second straight for the good of the song, you will enjoy
every second of watching Manny inflict pain on his amazing drum
kit, the self proclaimed "Spartacus". Inspired by
the Christian hardcore scene, Manny hopes to follow in the footsteps
of drummer/vocalists such as Aaron Gilespie.
kit is made up of a 14x16 floor tom, 7x12 rack tom, and a 20x22
kick drum all in Light Blue Sparkle lacquer with white powdercoated
hardware. He also plays a 6.5x14 snare drum in white finish
with white hardware, and a single flue stripe to match his kit.
has been a part of Michael's life as far back as he can remember.
He received his first drum kit at the age of five and the banging
started and never stopped. After seeing KISS on the television,
Michael knew what he wanted to do. So at the age of fourteen,
Michael started his first band, and was playing shows soon after.
The local newspaper even did articles on his young band. Over
the next few years, he played in several bands while working
on his craft and touring. Michael's training came from years
of lessons from a Berkley graduate.
is an everyday part of Michael's life and a true passion. Live,
Michael loves to put on the show that you love to see from a
drummer. You can see how much he loves playing as well as interacting
with the crowd his band is performing for. Michael has also
done session work for many people and has over ten releases,
including international releases on Fortune/Hellion records.
plays once again for Dragonwyck, a hard hitting metal band.
If you like hard hitting, knock 'em dead kind of drummers, you'll
love Michael Gallagher.
drums include an 18x22 (2) kick, 8x8, 8x10, and 14x14 toms in
a Hunter Green finish.
of flair, it's hard not to be entertained by drummer Adam Schwab's
stage antics, he's certainly not one to hide behind his kit.
He takes a cue from the drummer of his favorite band Motley
Crue, and really makes his presence known. Touring the country
with his previous band, The Penny Dreadfuls and Courtesy Call
in the punk circuit opening for acts like Lagwagon, Swinging
Utters, LA Gunns, Unwritten Law, and gracing the stage at the
Whiskey A Go Go and CBGB's, has granted him many hours entertaining
audiences with his stick tricks. He is currently playing for
North Bay's My Last Line and Oakland's The Wearies.
Adam's kit consists of 10x12, 14x16 toms, 18x22 kick, and 6x14
snare all in Silver Glass Glitter finish
hours away from Nashville, TN - music capital of the world -
resides an impressive independent session drummer by the name
of Josh Burris. He is a remarkable gospel drummer who possesses
a professional experience beyond his years. His passion begins
within his home church - New Life Deliverance Ministries - and
professionalism extends into the realm of live session work
and studio session work for recording record label Reformation
Records. Josh has played for known artists such as: Jonathan
Moore, Mickey Mangun, Jonathan Dean, Bo St. James, Jason D.
Williams, Tori Fuller, and saxophonist Kevin Jiles - just to
name a few. Josh is also in demand by produces Burton Garr,
Greg Alexander, Bryan Lay, and Mike Hardwick. He as also performed
various full-length albums for these talented individuals. In
addition, he is currently involved with a spectacular rising
Black Gospel group, Nu-Way of Livin. Josh's killer chops and
impeccable timing will blow you away. Josh exclaims, "I
appreciate Medicine Man Drums for letting me represent their
unrivaled product. Being a part of Medicine Man Drums is definitely
a blessing." He also adds, "Medicine Man Drums is
the best kept secret in the drumming industry, and you owe it
to yourself to invest in Medicine Man Drums. You won't regret
kit consists of 8x8 rack tom, 10x8 rack tom, 14x14 floor tom,
and 18x20 kick in a black wash finish with black chrome. He
also plays a 6x13 alloy custom snare.
has been playing the drums since 1976 and the snare drum has
always been his favorite. Four years ago when he first heard
a Medicine Man snare drum he knew he had to have one. He now
owns three of them and says, "they sound better than anything
I have ever heard before." He also has a full Medicine
Man drum kit which matches his snares in looks and sound. He
says, "I'll never play anything else."
Jeff's Medicine Man snare drums consist of a 6x12 solid black
acrylic with brass hardware, a 6x14 gloss black wood hoop snare,
and a 6x13 alloy snare drum. His Medicine Man drum kit has 8x8,
8x10, 10x12, 12x14 toms and an 18x20 kick drum all in solid
black acrylic with brass hardware.
has been drumming since age 4 on his muppet show drum set. He
now plays with the national act, Lab Partners on Portland, Oregons
Reverb Records. He just finished a west coast tour, sharing
the stage with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The
Black Angels, The Warlocks, and Brian Jonestown Massacre. He
resides in Dayton, Ohio. Todd plays an 8x14 medicine man snare
finished in Emerald Green Pearl with all black chrome hardware..
Myrtle Beach, SC.
"Dave Barnhart hails from Atlanta, GA and currently resides
in Myrtle Beach, SC drumming for the southern rock outfit "Little
Soul". Dave's extensive musical background and talents have
allowed him to share the stage with such legendary acts as "STYX",
"Foreigner", "Blackfoot", "MollyHatchet",
"SRA", and the "Little River Band" just to
name a few. He has also worked with grammy nominated producer
John Custer and Reese Stevens of DefNation records in N.Hollywood,
CA. Dave is honored to own and flaunt the only exact replica of
the "Medicine Man Custom Drumset" built for legendary
drummer, and personal friend, Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires
of the band "Blackfoot". The specs of the kit are listed
under "artist- Jakson Spires" above, and please be sure
to read Dave's "testimonial" in that section of this
website. "If you're not playing Medicine Man Drums, you could
be an even better drummer!".
Jean "Boomer" Grenier has been touring professionally
for over twenty seven years and has countless hours of studio
work under his belt. He is always out on the road with a few
different bands or projects and always playing his custom diamond
plate Medicine Man kit. Medicine Man Drums introduced the official
diamond plate "BOOMER" signature snare in 2012 for
He currently holds endorsements with Medicine Man Drums, Kelly-SHU,
Attack Drum Heads, Hot Stick Drum Sticks, Rock N' Roll GangStar
Apparel, Serial Drummer Apparell, AV Leader Corporation, BlowIt
Fans, Stick Stuff, Spider Energy Drink, and Cymbal Shield among
While the new 2013 BOTTOMS UP CD ; "Face Down" is
scheduled for an early summer release, he has appeared on these
other world wide released CDs & DVDs ; BOTTOMS UP : "Shelter
From The Storm" 2010, BOTTOMS UP: "Wild N' Free"
2007 DVD/CD Package, BOTTOMS UP: "Whiskey Down" 2005
CD, ALIVE & KICKIN' (International Anthems Compilation)
2002 CD, "THINKING OF ALICE": A Tribute To Alice Cooper
2001 CD (Which included: Michael Bruce & Neal Smith formally
of: THE ALICE COOPER BAND), and FLESH TUXEDO: "Last Night
Of Sin" 2000 CD.
Boomer has been a direct support act for rock legends Judas
Priest, Scorpions, Jethro Tull, Peter Frampton, and Vince Neil
He has also shared the stage with LA. Guns, Carlos Cavazo (Quiet
Riot), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath & Dio), Chas West (Jason
Bonham Band), Krigger (Guiffria), Dokken, Jimmy Bain (Rainbow
& Dio), Pat Badger (Extreme), The Tracii Guns Band, Enuff
Z' Nuff, Britny Fox, Pretty Boy Floyd, MASS, Bang Tango, Spread
Eagle, Ray West's APW & more.
Keep up with Boomer through his website for all current, shows,
appearances and music happenings. It also has links to his Facebook
and band websites and pages. You can also download his APP for
your iPhone and Android devices.
God mercy and his grace, Christopher DeCarmine was born on June
18, 1984. Inheriting the talent of music from both sides of
his family, God bestowed the gift of entering the music profession
at age 10 to Chris. During the early years, Chris recorded with
the National Choir of the Gospel Music Workshop of America.
He worked with various choirs and with the anointing of the
Holy Spirit, took Chris to another level once he reached high
talent of music was inherited from both sides of my family but
it was the gift from God that allowed me to be in the music
business since the age of 10. During those early years I recorded
with the National Choir of the Gospel Music workshop Of America
and continued my journey while with various choirs but it was
the beat of the drum and the anointing of the Holy Spirit that
would take me to another level once I reached High School.
was trained and mentored by professionals in the industry on
the art of playing drums. I was even giving the opportunity
to play for former president Bill Clinton on two different occasions.
This musical journey had given me the opportunity to meet, greet
and work along side those musicians in R&B, Hip-Hop and
Gospel who I have a great deal of respect for taking me under
their wings. I was blessed to meet Omar Hakim, Chris Daddy Dave,
the late Ron Kornegay, Anthony Brown, Camile Gainer, Jeff Davis,
Nat Townsley, Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, Eddie Heyward and
Justine Brown just to name a few and who I've come to admire.
They opened up a whole new world for me by giving me the advice
and those who had time allowed me to train under them gave me
the opportunity to play for concerts with various artists, The
Gospel Music Workshop of America, record a DVD, perform live
on ABC World News Now ...
2001-2002 Beach Channel Marching Band and Concert Band.(Playing
for the Intrepid in New York, playing for ex-president Bill
Clinton at C-air space museum, and with the concert band at
Beach Channel High School where I had done a drum solo in his
June of 2001-Present (Spring Concert)
January of 2001-2005 (Gospel Music Workshop- traveling to different
states and performing each year.)
November of 2002 (G.M.W.A video tape recording where i was assisted
by mentor Eddie Heyward.)
Essence club 2004-04 (subbing for my other mentor Camile Gainer.)
November of 2006 (Keith Ashmead Praise and Anthems dvd album
January of 2007 (Performing on an televised TVshow ABC world
news now in honor of black history.)
April 22,2007 (Rock Solid Concert)
July 27,2007 (playing for Dorothy Norwood)
July 28,2007 (Greater Second Youth Explosion)
August 17,2007 (Kitra Williams concert)
Oct 21,2007(ChoirDay@Stjhons )
grew up in a house full of music. Everything from jazz, gospel,
funk, rock, Motown to whatever was on the radio.
"I was always drawn to music". Just like many other
drummers he would beat on pots, pans, boxes, cars, etc. "But,
I really had no idea of what being a musician was all about".
Officially, it all started when he was seven years old. One
day a set of drums showed up in the house. "I would sit
for hours practicing rhythms and playing along to records before
I could even see over the drums. Soon, I got to the point where
I could play in my church. I eventually started to play in local
bands with guys much older than I was".
Early in Gerald's musical life, he spent time with the late,
great bass player Joseph "Lucky" Scott who is probably
best known for his work with the great Curtis Mayfield (Superfly,
Curtis Live!, Roots, Something To Believe In, and Honesty. With
Aretha Franklin he did Almighty Fire). A lot of this is probably
known to "bass heads". Lucky was able to impart to
Gerald the proper approach to music; how a musician thinks,
approaches a piece of music, how not to dictate to the music
what you want it to be. But rather, how to listen and let the
music tell you what it wants to be. He also talked about how
to develop proper work ethic. This was all Gerald needed at
the time to continue his growth as a budding musician. These
are concepts he still practices. Thanks Lucky for your wonderful
Some of Gerald's major, early influences were Joel Smith, Steve
Gadd, Billy Cobham Clyde Stublefield, Miles Davis and, Buddy
Some of Gerald's' contemporary influences are Jeremy Haynes,
Chris Coleman, Terry Baker, Carter Beauford, Dennis Chambers,
Charlie Adams, and Vinnie Colaiuta to name a few.
Gerald has played with many different bands with various musical
styles. "It is important to have an open mind musically
and to expose yourself to many different forms of music. The
more you have in your bag the better off you will be. Never
put all your eggs in just one musical basket. Always challenge
yourself". These days Gerald is spending a great portion
of his time at the piano challenging himself to write and compose.
Gerald's Medicine Man kit is a four-ply maple kit in a natural
finish. It consists of a 20x18 kick, 10x7 tom, 12x9 tom, 14x14
floor tom (on legs), 16x14 floor tom (on legs) and a 13x7 brass
Medicine Man Custom Drums 10th anniversary snare drum in black
finish with brass hardware.
Gerald is proud and honored to play these fine hand made drums!
Tolbert Jr. has been playing drums every since the age of 3.
He had his first drum experience at the garden of prayer cathedral
COGIC in the Bronx ,NY and has been playing for churches all
over new York ever since. Brian has crafted his own unique style
around the styles of drummers such as Dennis chambers, JoJo
Mayer, Tony Royster, Thomas Pridgen, and Ronald Bruner Jr. just
to name a few. He is currently apart of a gospel group, based
out of New York, by the name LIVRE which is managed by
Conrad Robinson, who discovered Alicia Keys, and gospel recording
artist Roger Hambrick. In addition to his Medicine Man Custom
Drum endorsement, Brian also endorses Xcel drumsticks and Soultone
cymbals. His Medicine Man Kit consists of 8x8, 8x10, 10x12,
12x14 toms, 18x20 Kick Drum, and a 7x12 snare, all in a Cherry
to Natural Fade finish.
www. Myspace. com/btolbertjr
www. myspace. com/livremusic
Felder is an independent drummer from South Carolina and has
been playing drums for almost eight years. He plays all over
the state of South Carolina and all over the southeast. Justin
works closely with two of the top worship leaders in the state,
Chann Carroll and Judd Wright. He plays in the pocket and always
keeps a solid groove. He is great in live situations and also
in the studio. He has recorded seven CDs throughout his career
and has plans to record two more before this year is out. Justin
Proudly endorses Medicine Man Drums and Hornet Drumsticks.
Justin's Medicine Man kit consists of an 18x22 kick drum, 10x12
top tom, 14x16 floor tom. They are wrapped in the white pearl
with custom graphics, (To Live Is Christ) on the toms and the
(Chi-Rho) symbol on the bass drum. You can check out Justin
and the worship leaders at.
Justin Felder - http://www.myspace.com/justinfeldergrooves
Judd Wright - http://www.myspace.com/juddwright
Chann Carroll - https://www.channcarroll.com
Hornet Drumsticks - http://www.hornetsdrumsticks.com
Micah Beckwith is the drummer and co-founder of the indie pop
band Attaboy. Hailing from Indianapolis , Micah has been drumming
for 15 years. For the last 4 years he has been touring the country
with his band and playing roughly 200 shows a year. While touring
the country from New Hampshire to Nebraska, Ohio to Oklahoma,
Micah has been playing high-energy shows and spreading a message
of acceptance and hope. In July 2007 Attaboy recorded and self-released
their full-length album "So Much for Today" and worked
with Ian Eskelin (Stellar Kart, Everyday Sunday, Eleventyseven)
to produce their four-song EP "California" in April
rocks a smoky clear acrylic MedicineMan kit which includes an
18x20 kick, 10x12 rack, and a 14x16 floor.
Jefferson City, MO
and his band Mission 5:16 want to bring the light of the Lord
to the World!
the sixth grade Darin was introduced to drums, when he began
playing percussion in the school band. It did not take long
for him to fall in love with the drum kit. Around the same time,
Darin became a Christian and he found that he could praise the
Lord through playing the drums. While a teenager he played drums
in the high school marching band, jazz band, and show choir.
Along with other youth in his church he started a praise band.
In college he continued to play drums in the college marching
Darin grew into adulthood, he continued to improve his drumming
by using his gift of drumming every chance he got at church.
Eventually he was playing weekly in the church praise band as
well as for special events and any other chance he had to drum
for the Lord. In 2007 Darin joined Wade and Kyle in the Christian
rock band Mission 5:16. Since that time, Darin and Mission 5:16
have continued to grow in their mission to reach the lost for
Christ through music. They play for churches, youth events,
summer camps, community events, amusement parks, and festivals.
Darin has shared the stage with many great Christian artists
including: Fee, Down Here, Caleb Rowden, Big Daddy Weave, Beautiful
Republic, December Radio and many more.
plays Medicine Man Drums
Toms: 8", 10", 12", 14", 16 toms, 14"
snare, and 22" kick, all in yellow to orange fade. All
set up with ISO rack mount system.
is an independent drummer originally from Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
It was there that he received a drum set for his 14th birthday
and soon after began building a reputation of reliability and
professionalism in the local music scene. Beadle has performed
with bands of virtually every musical genre from Texas and has
traveled as far as New Mexico, Missouri, and Louisiana for various
artists. His decision to relocate to Portland, OR was influenced
heavily by his determination to expand his playing and discover
new opportunities to showcase his Medicine Man Custom Drums
to audiences. Beadle's drumming influences include Dave Grohl,
Aaron Gillespie, Josh Freese, Tim Alexander, Chad Smith and
plays a Medicine Man kit consisting of a custom batman 6x14
snare drum, with 8x12 and 16x16 toms, and a 14x22 kick all in
the Medicine Man Custom "Riddle Me This" graphic finish.
I have been a big fan of music all of my life especially Quartet.
I begin playing drums at an early age and was inspired by Adrian
Porter, which caused me practice and be better. I've played
for many different organizations and I'm currently with Malaco's
Recording Artist, Roy and The Revelation. I'm looking forward
to the future, and with God and Medicine Man Drums I believe
that I can succeed.
Derrick plays a 7"x13" Maple Snare Drum In A Custom
White To Blue Fade Birdseye Wrap Finish.
"D Smooth" Johnson
currently plays for the "G Major Jazz Band" out of
Baltimore,Maryland and also plays for the "TC1 Band".
He has over sixteen years of playing and performing experience.
He is currently playing on the "Play Your Way Through It"
tour. He has also appeared on Fox 57 news.
He plays a 8"x14" Medicine Man Custom Icon Series
snare drum in a custom SC "Gamecock" printed finish
with white powder coated hardware.
is a minister of the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST with 23 yrs experience
as a drummer. Troy started out playing at the age of 10 yrs
old. At that time he started out playing for his home church
in Baltimore,MD. Some years later he met and became the drummer
for Patrick Henderson of the award winning West Angeles Cogic
recordings. He traveled extensively with Henderson and was featured
at Stone Soul Picnic for two consecutive years which is the
biggest music event every year in Baltimore. With Henderson,he
was featured at countless festivals,and concerts with major
gospel artists such as the late Timothy Wright, Hezekiah Walker
and Pastor Bruce Parham. It was during these times Troy's name
became well known in the gospel industry. Troy then became the
drummer for the late Will Smith and Victory and had his first
experiences of studio and live recording. The live recording
"Unforgettable Lover" was a local and national success
which featured the no. 1 hit " You cant stop me" which
was a studio track that was put on the live cd and showcased
Troy's tight pocket and well executed chops. Troy's notoriety
became greater and he became sought after in the industry.At
this time Troy obtained engagements with other well known artists
as Angela Spivey, the lengendary Angelic Voices, and Bruce Parham.
Troy has shared the stage with many major gospel artists as
John P Kee,Tye Tribbett,Hezekiah Walker too many to name all.
Troy has been blessed to play for Marvin Saap, John Gray,Helen
Baylor,Vickie Winans,James Greer,Chris Byrd,Angela Spivey and
many more. Troy has also been on tour in the gospel play circuit.
Troy can now be seen on local and international television broadcasts
with his church Victory Ministries Intl under the leadership
of his spiritual father,Pastor Tony Smith where Troy serves
as band director. Troy also manages well known local artist
Kim Mccargo-Dukes whom Troy recorded her 2009 live recording
My Pain For HIS Purpose which is on all internet retailers and
continues to do well.Troy is currently in the studio with Nu
Destiny working on their debut project,due out in spring/summer
2011.After completion and release of the project a nationwide
tour will follow.Also,Troy works with gospel hip hop artists
Rockmell and Dee Black who has released respective projects
early 2011. Troy is currently in the studio with local group
Nu Destiny recording drums with the project and touring in mid
August of 2011. Troy also is the exclusive drummer for RSS productions
who's artist Tara Michel, Troy will be touring with in the summer
of 2011. Troy is also staying busy with a tentative tour in
the fall of 2011 with famed r& b singer Faith Evans. Troy
lists his influences as George Spanky Mccurdy, Tony Royster,Aaron
Spears,Chris Coleman,Brent Easton and fellow Soultone artist
Lil Ron Allen.
Troy has upcoming projects and dates with such artists as Fred
Hammond,Ricky Dilliard,Shirley Caesar and others. Troy plays
a 9.5" x 14" Medicine Man Custom Floor Snare with
legs in a custom Orange Stained finish with white powder coated
Lacretia "T.T." Bolden grew up as a young child in
church. Her mom, being a gospel singer, used to carry Lacretia
along with her from church to church, averaging 8 to 10 services
a Sunday. Being surrounded by music, it was only a matter of
time before she found he lifelong hobby. She began playing the
drums at the age of 2. All though, at that time, a lot of people
did not allow her to play, she kept her determination. Her mother
took her places where her gift continued to evolve. At the age
of 12 Lacretia received her first job at a church, playing for
their Sunday Morning services. She continued playing drums through
high school, until her senior year when she began to play the
piano. In 2004, Lacretia was awarded a Music Scholarship to
attend Central State University. While attending Central State,
She sang and played drums in the, Grammy nominated, Central
State University Chorus. She also learn different styles of
music by joining the schools Jazz Band and playing multiple
R&B/ Hip Hop styles with local bands. She graduated in 2009
with a B.A. in vocal performance. In her post college career,
her musical ability has allowed her to tour Germany and Italy
on numerous occasions. She has also had the opportunity to perform
with many local gospel artist, Richard Smallwood, The Cleveland
Orchestra, and many more. Although she is a beautiful and quiet
soul, she has a Hip Hop/R&B/Jazz/Gospel sound that will
knock you off of your feet. Lacretia is a very talented young
women, that plays a number of different instruments, but her
heart always leads her back to her first love
Lacretia plays a 8"x 14"Medicin Man Icon Series snare
drum in a custom printed light blue to purple fade finish with
black powder coated hardware.
My name is C.J. Lewis better known as CJeeZe. I am a session
drummer from Columbia, SC. I have had the honor to play for
a lot of artists. Just to name a few: Ashanti, James Brown Show
Band, and Temptations Show Band. Also, have done studio work
with Soul Unique, and The Groove Band. I am truly blessed to
have used Medicine Man custom snares on all tracks and shows.
I play all genres of music and I truly love what I do.
My snares are a Medicine Man 7"x12" segmented maple
in a natural lacquer finish and a 7"x13" Medicine
Man maple Icon Series in a custom printed Bubinga Finish with
custom graphics. For more information please feel free to contact
me at email@example.com.
Jon "The Animal" Papineau is an energetic drummer
that considers his kit an extention of his personality. His
7-piece custom drum set helps capture his playful, hard-hitting
started banging the drums at 10 years old. I've always wanted
an "Animal" drum kit. Dana and his Medicine Man crew
were fantastic to work with every step of the way. From concept,
to design, construction, and all the way through the delivery
process they made me feel like I was part of the family."
Jon's custom design features (2) 16 inch floor toms. "I
thought it would be a way to maximize tonal variety in the smallest
possible space and it worked out great." His 8X14 snare
gives him a powerful crack to round out his wall of rhythm.
sounded great right out of the box. They are the most comfortable
drums I've played yet. I love them and I wouldn't change a thing.
I was working a local show for Guns N Roses Keyboardist Dizzy
Reed. He said it was the coolest kit ever. Those are his words
not mine, but I would have to agree".
As a member of the classic-rock band Slo Clap Jon has opened
for 80's icons Lita Ford ,L.A. Guns, Asia, Foghat,The Sweet
Blood Sweet and Tears, Great White, Kix, Survivor, Nightranger
. He has also played the Broken Spoke Saloons in Laconia, NH
and Daytona, FL in addition to festivals and fairs in ND and
current project Dirtee Circus has him based in the Twin-Cities
area. Last year they got the privilege to play with 38 Special,
Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Queensryche, Stryper, Lynch Mob, Jackyl,
Bang Tango, and Enuff Z Nuff. This Summer you can catch the
Circus playing with Kiss, Megadeath, Stone Sour, Hell Yeah,
Vaudeville, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Device, and Otherwise just
to name a few! His kit can be seen at festivals such as Halfway
Jam, Rockfest, Spudfest, and events throughout the mid-west.
time I sit behind my drums and see Animal on my kick, it reminds
me to give it my all. From the festival stage to the garage,
no matter where I'm at or who's there, I always release the
"Animal" within thanks to Dana and Medicine Man Drums.
My Medicine Man Icon Serie Kit includes 10", 12",
14" rack toms, (2) 16" floor toms, 20" kick drum,
and 8"x14" snare all in a MM Custom printed Yellow
to Red Fade Finish with "Animal" Graphics.
Thom started playing drums at the age of 9. He loved getting
in his bedroom with his KISS posters and blacklights and pretending
to be a rock star. He started in his schools' band program and
then went to The University of South Carolina where he studied
music and was taught by Jim Hall. After college, Thom played
and recorded with numerous bands ranging from rock to reggae
to country all over the southeast. He moved to Nashville TN
where the real schooling began. Playing with world class players
was an everyday occurrence in Nashville and he also studied
under the incredible Charlie Adams (Yanni, Chameleon). Thom
has played Medicine Man Drums for over 10 years now and his
current setup is an incredible sounding kit in a custom honey
maple satin finish. Dana is not only an incredible drum builder
but also a dear friend. Thom resides with his wife Amanda in
Anderson SC and is currently teaching privately and is the drummer
for Lake Pointe Church in Seneca SC
Joseph Spivey grew up in a musical family. His father plays
piano, guitar, bass, sings, and his brother plays drums and
piano. At the age of fourteen, Joseph took an interest in playing
drums. He got his opportunity to play drums at his home church
"The Original COGIC" in Brooklyn, NY where his father
is the pastor. At the age of seventeen, Joseph sought after
a career in playing drums so he took several private lessons
with Freddy Dugard and a couple lessons with Nathaniel Townsley.
Using his God given talent and his teachings, Joseph took on
the nickname "Showtime". He then landed in the drum
chair of his fathers gospel group " The New Overcoming
Men" who just recently completed their first album. He
then auditioned and got the gig playing drums for upcoming artist
Stephen Oran. Joseph "Showtime" Spivey is now serving
as the main drummer of his home church, The New Overcoming Men,
Stephen Oran, and many other churches around NY who calls on
him. Now as Joseph continues to work hard as a drummer, he is
now becoming involved in producing and song writing. His Medicine
Man Icon snare drums are a 6.5"x14" 8 ply maple in
a MM custom printed music note finish in purple & gray with
black powder coated hardware and a 7"x14" maple in
a MM custom printed green to white fade finish with a pic of
his baby son with green and white powder coated hardware.
Chris "Wombat" Womble: Drums, has been a drummer since
he was seven. His uncle Lance Fuqua, a studio session drummer
based in Phoenix, AZ. gave him his first lesson and the juices
just flowed from there. Schooled and trained, Chris played in
his schools concert band. After high school he ventured down
south to study drums full time. Chris graduated from Music School,
has been signed by two major record labels, several independent
labels and has toured the world several times. Synapse, Snake
Alley, ACE, Milestone, Dysinformation, Agents Of Chaos are some
of Chris's past groups. Chris is currently the rummer/Percussionist/Songwriter
and Co-Founder in the group "One Gun Shy". Chris's
major influence is All Drummers! Although if he had to single
out a few it would be John Bonham, Terry Bozzio, Carmine Appice,
Tommy Lee and Shannon Larkin would be at the top of the list!
The Drummer Drives! Chris has shared Stages and Legs of Tours
with Aldo Nova, Eddie Money, Quiet Riot, Night Ranger, Great
White, Dokken, Missing Persons, Foghat, Steppenwolf, Love Hate,
Smile Empty Soul, Madlife, The Dreaming, Just to name a few
don't forget to catch Chris and "One Gun Shy" Rocking
at a Venue near you!
Chris uses Sonor Drums, Sonor/Ludwig/Medicine Man Snare Drums,
Humes and Berg Cases, Gorilla Ears, Zildjian Cymbals, Gibralter/DW
Hardware, Alesis, DDrum, Anvil, Shure, Audix, Vic Firth, Ahead,
Remo, Aquarian, Attack, Porter & Davies, Rock Revival, Puma,
Affliction and Harley Davidson products!
"Ray" Jackson was born on December 27th 1984. Raised
in Atlanta, GA, he began playing drums at the young age of 10.
He has played for all types of venues and all genres of music.
Edward is inspired by many great drummers
including: Dennis Chambers, Calvin Rogers, Stokley Williams,
Spanky McCurdy, Marcus Williams, and Aaron Spears. He is the
current drummer for Saint Smyrna Baptist Church located in Newnan,
GA. Edward plays a Medicine Man 8"x14" Icon Series
maple snare drum in a custom printed Atlanta Falcons
finish with all black powder coated hardware.