Chris Duke was born Dec. 16th, 1987 in Somerset , Ky. He has lived in tiny, rural Russell Springs , Ky. his entire life. He began playing the drums at the age of 13 influenced by his older brother Kyle Duke. Currently, at 21, he has been touring playing drums full-time for the last 3 ½ years with his band Nineball playing over 150 shows per year. You can check out his band at www.myspace.com/nineball. His influences include Carter Beauford, Buddy Rich, Tony Royster Jr., Kyle Duke, and a ton of others.