Julian Smith

Julian Smith

First would like to give honor to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the creator and for blessing me with the gift of drumming. Growing up in Mullens West Virginia music has always been in my heart. I developed the desire to play drums at a young age just by watching others in church. From the time my parents brought me my first drum set that's when my drum world began. I started out learning how to play gospel/quartet music. It was at the age of fourteen when I began to play drums in church. My biggest influences are The Winans, Commissioned, The Williams Brothers, and the list goes on. Dana Davis (The Winans), Michael Williams (Commissioned), Questlove, Chris "Daddy" Dave are just a few of the drummers that I enjoy listening too simply because I can relate to their style of playing. Additional musical influences are artist like Bill Withers, George Benson, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Green, D'Angelo, Gap Band, etc. I've been drumming for over 20 years and have no desire to stop any time soon. I thank God each and every day for the ability and the gifts that he's given me in the music world. At this time I am an independent drummer; however I do currently drum full time at church and with The Allen Smith Band (jazz & r&b group).

My Soultone Set: 

10" Extreme Splash
14" Extreme Wave Hats
14" Gospel Wave Hats
16" Gospel Crash
17" Custom Crash
18" FXO 6B3
18" Gospel Crash
19" Vintage Crash
20" Vintage Ride
21" Gospel Ride