Dean Minerva

Dean Minerva

Dean has been playing the drums since the age of two and is currently the drummer for Chris Higbee. Dean has had the opportunity to tour with bands who have opened up for some of the country's most popular bands through the years such as: Kid Rock, Bif Naked, Murphy’s Law, Living Colour , RUN DMC, Coal Chamber, Orange 9mm, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Papa Roach, 40 Below Summer, 36 Crazyfists to name a few. His m...usical career started taking off at the age of 21 when he began touring with Chronic Groove, who toured on the 1997 Vans Warped Tour. Dean has been influenced by many different styles of music from Hip Hop, rock, metal and everything else in between. Some of his biggest musical influences are Buddy Rich, one of history's most prolific drummers from the big band era, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Gil Sharone, John & Jason Bonham and Dave Ambruzze to name a few. But the biggest influence that Dean would like to thank is his family, not just from a musical standpoint but also for the encouragement to be the person that he is today.

Dean loves the outdoors, and one of his favorite activities is sports, Dean received his bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation management from California University of PA where he played baseball (as a catcher) for 2 years after playing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for 2 years. Dean currently lives in Greensburg PA with his wife Randi and his 2 sons

Dean proudly represents the following companies:

Mapleworks Custom Drums

Pro-Mark Sticks

Evans Heads

Soultone Cymbals

Protection Racket Cases.

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