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Andy “The Hammer” Reed

Andy “The Hammer” Reed

New Order of Existence, Rhett Repko

When progressive metal band New Order of Existence needed a drummer in 2017, Andy Reed came in for an audition. When pop rocker Rhett Repko needed a drummer for his music video “Thnx For the Ride” (1.9 million views as of 2019), the videographer dropped Reed’s name. When Omega Recording Studios needed a session drummer for their analog reel-to-reel recording classes, they called in “The Hammer”--named for his high-impact style of playing--to throw down some heavy grooves on tape. Around the Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, Reed is recognized for his versatility, intensity and perhaps most importantly, his passion for the craft.

Hailing from Littleton, Colorado, Reed has made considerable strides over the past decade in the region: from recording 5 EPs while in high school and cutting his teeth at local venues and bars, he went on to playing shows overseas in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Thailand and Morocco, to name a few. After returning stateside in 2017, Reed found himself traversing an up-staircase, playing with 4-5 bands at a time on top of teaching drums at two School of Rock locations in Northern Virginia.

Recent releases include the release of the 7-song record Kemistry (2018) with NOE that is turning heads in the United States as well as in Mexico, Spain and regions of South America (Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Argentina). With Rhett Repko, Reed recorded the Nashville-produced single “Before She Knows” (2018) that charted on the National College Radio Charts at #180 (peak May 11, 2018), followed by the success of the self-released single “Lately Baby” that soared to #71 (peak Sept. 18, 2018) in the U.S., Canada, and central Europe. Reed has been featured in popular music videos--with Rhett Repko, “And I Told Her So” (released Aug. 1, 2018); “Before She Knows” (Released Sept. 1, 2018); and “A Broken Song” (expected release Spring 2019); With NOE, "Te Illumine" (Released Feb. 11, 2019); with Dow Domi Jones, " (Released Feb. 28, 2019)--and still finds the time to jam

Other Endorsers:
Drumkubes: https://www.drumkubes.com/single-post/2017/12/31/Andy-Reed
Big Fat Snare Drum: https://bigfatsnaredrum.com/
Kbrakes (pending): https://www.kbrakes.com

My Soultone Set: 

20" Abby B20 Ride
18" Abby B20 Crash Ride
16” Abby B20 Crash
14" Abby B20 Hi Hat Pair

Discography