Daniel Vincent

Daniel Vincent

Daniel Vincent, born on July 10, 1984, has been playing drums/percussion, saxophone, and guitar since the age of 11. He is the power, the backbone, and fury on the drums behind the band "Hillcrest." Vincent has played in major venues including Club La Vele, The Swamp, and the Pink Pony. Vincent grew up in a household of music from Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Rock, to Hip Hop and R&B. His roots came from his mother, who was an efficient piano player and vocalist. She played Jazz, Swing, and B-Bop where Vincent joined in playing on pots, pans, and candle's for sticks as a young boy. When in High School and College, Vincent played Saxophone and Percussion in Jazz Ensembles, Marching Bands, and Original Bands. Vincent received a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Music Entertainment Industry with a minor in Music Theory, History, and Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi (there he was also the school mascot "Seymour"). There he received training from renowned teachers Dr. John Wooton (who taught Jay Leno's drummer Smitty and many others), Harald Bosarche, and Jeff Mills. Vincent gets his style from growing up and playing in churches and closely observing accomplished musicians. His inspirations are Carter Beauford, Travis Barker, Virgil Donati, Mike Portnoy, Thomas Lang, and Tony Royster Jr.