Jim "Dizm" Dougherty

Jim "Dizm" Dougherty

I've been playing drums since I was 7 years old and have been playing shows at clubs and bars since the age of 15. I graduated from the Hartford Conservatory of Music and Dance with a degree in Record Production and a minor in Jazz Drumming in 1998. My band Fear The State, based out of New Haven, CT, has been around since 2004. In that time, we have played countless shows with countless acts from Portland, ME to Houston, TX and everywhere in between. We have had the opportunity to share the stage with bands like Korn, Godsmack, Crossfade, Dark New Day, Hello Demons Meet Skeletons (Clint Lowery from Sevendusts solo project), 36 Crazyfists, Airborne, and Ra . I was the featured drummer for the entire Hello Demons Meet Skeletons New England tour. We've had our music featured on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” and “X-Games - Slammed and Stomped” both of which have an international audience. Fear The State continues to create, record, and play music for anyone and everyone to listen to!

My Soultone Set: 

20" Ride Custom Brilliant
17" Crash Custom Brilliant
16" Crash Custom Brilliant
13" Hi Hats Custom Brilliant