Daniel East is a product of the famed Philadelphia High School for The Creative & Performing Arts and The Philadelphia College of Performing Arts as well as having a background in touring, studio work, live sound production and professional audio. As a drummer, his dynamic approach is one that combines solid driving backbeats with a soulful feel and natural groove that compliments the artist in any style of music.
East has performed, recorded and/or toured with respected artists in Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Cajun/Zydeco, Alt. Rock, Hot AC and others including his own Daniel East Band, Warren Caesar, Delmar Brown, Gerald Levert, George Terry (Eric Clapton Band), Alto Reed (Bob Seger Silver Bullet Band), Patxi Pastor All-Star Band, Christina Christian (American Idol), The Volunteers, Alex Gomez, PBS' Blues Slide Guitar Workshop, Albert Castiglia, Glen Burtnick, Iko-Iko, JC Faulk, Billy Mann, The Soul Survivors, Eric Bazilian, Woody's Orphans, Fernest Arceneaux & The Thunders, Rachelle Coba, Nicole Yarling, and many others.
Daniel East performs exclusively with Soultone Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, KickPort, Hornets Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Future Sonics Ear Monitors, Audix Microphones, PitchSlap Percussion, Humes & Berg Cases, Tune-Bot, DrumTacs, and Stage Ninja accessories.
14" Latin Prototype Hi-Hats
10" Custom Splash
16" Latin Crash
17" FXO 12
22" Extreme Brilliant Ride
18" Extreme Crash
17" Custom Crash
20" Vintage Old School Flat Ride
16" Vintage Crash