Brad Novak is a performer/educator based in Traverse City, MI. His performance credits include Joe Welsh, Sommerson, The Amanda Waggener Band, Kristine Seeley, and Dominic Fortuna, Abe Laboriel, Sr., John Carlson, Justo Almario, Rene Ladesma, Paul Langford, Joe Horness, Buddy Rich alumni Rick Culver, and his current project Tuesday Radio.
Brad is also the owner/operator of The Beat Lab, an educational facility that educates over 40 students each week in the area of drums and percussion. He is the percussion instructor for the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools and is an instructor of drums and percussion for Northwestern Michigan College.
Brad has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. In that time he has studied with Larry Finn at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He also studied with Dave Zerbe and Robert Hohner at Central Michigan University.
His current Soultone set up includes 15” hi-hats, 19” and 20” crashes, and a 22” ride all from the vintage series as well as a 19” FXO.
“I love my Soultones! These cymbals have been amazing in every musical endeavor I’ve been in since I received them! I could not be happier with them.”
Brad is also a Vic Firth artist.