Gary "Skillet" Smith Jr.
Gary Smith Jr., known to others as Skillet, is a drummer and producer, and currently the drummer and Co-Music Director of Malado. He began playing drums at the age of 4, simply by pure talent of listening and mimicking what he heard while putting his own twist on it. Later he began taking lessons to perfect what he calls his God given gift. He played in his church, Holy Trinity C.O.G.I.C. in Springfield MA, at a very young age. Gary, along with his band Malado, is currently playing for hiphop acts such as Green Street, and Kay Jay.
He enjoys listening to and playing all types of music including Gospel, R&B, Hip hop, and Rock. He has participated in two Battle of the Bands at the University of Massachusetts and won both in 2009, and 2010. The first victory came with the band Malado, the second with The Bang Boys. He has played alongside such artist as Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, New Found Glory, All Time Low, LMFAO, Electrolights, and Wiz Khalifa, and Big Sean.
"Music is what I Breath, Think, Hunger for, and who I am"