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Bryan Knickerbocker

Bryan Knickerbocker

Two-Faced Wilson

Bryan Knickerbocker is a father and drummer from mid-Michigan living the quiet life as a full-time family and workingman and the nightlife as the drummer in a local rock band. Sunday mornings he is a drummer in a church band, and by the following Friday and Saturday evenings he is laying down heavy beats in rock clubs and bars.
In early 2019 he joined with his friend, singer-songwriter Adam Droscha, to book gigs for Droscha’s music project, Two-Faced Wilson, which incorporates a mix of heavy blues inspired rock & roll with acoustic driven indie Americana with folk influences. After spending time building up his extensive drum setup with a four-piece rack and an array of Soultone cymbals, Bryan was ready to perform the variety of styles and rhythms Two-Faced Wilson music requires.
Bryan was influenced by the very first KISS album he was given as a child by his dad, Randy. That influence is apparent in his bombastic and steady beats, as well as the other bands and drummers he draws influence from. On songs like Two-Faced Wilson’s “Four Roses,” and “Touch Like Cocaine,” Bryan incorporates a 3/4 beats similar to those of John Bonham. In songs like “Lesser Man,” and “Step Away,” he adds finesse and syncopation to heavy rhythms, similar to Steve Jordan, to create smooth grooves that don’t sacrifice energy and drive. In more easygoing songs like “You Should Know,” “Lust is a Woman,” and “For a Long Time,” Bryan uses the expanse not only of his skill but also of his equipment to set calm, folk atmospheres. His setup, style, and flexibility are proof that the drummer is vital to shaping and forming a band’s esthetic.
In 2019, Bryan, with Two-Faced Wilson, played alongside bands like Bobaflex, Elsie Binx, Matthew Jason and the Collective Debut, Dark Sky Choir, Deepfall, Abs0Lute, Foxgrave, Loa, and many more. He’s played venues like The Music Factory in Battle Creek, Michigan, Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Penny Road Pub in Barrington, Illinois, Blue Owl Coffee in Lansing, Michigan, Mac’s Bar in Lansing, Michigan, as well as several others. Now the mainstay drummer for Two-Faced Wilson, he plans to keep playing, gigging, and growing as a drummer and musician.

My Soultone Set: 

14" Extreme Hi-hats
7" Vintage Splash
16" Extreme Crash
18" Vintage Crash
18" Gospel Crash
19" Custom Crash
20" Gospel Ride
16" FXO B6
18" Vintage China