Michael Beardsley

Michael Beardsley

I grew up in Rockford IL, my love for drums started in church. Every sunday I would try to mimic the drummer from my pew. I eventually grew a deeper love for the instrument. Finally my mom bought me a drum set at the age of 6, I think she was tired of me destroying her pots and pans. My dad taught me my first rhythm. It was an old black gospel track. From there I would spend hours in my basement just playing, not really knowing what I was doing but I loved it! We moved to a suburb of Chicago and my dad started pastoring a church. I was the back up drummer for awhile, so instead of waiting for my turn I turned to the Bass guitar for a few years until I finally got my time. I started playing out at the age of 14, I got some exposure with church camps and conventions. I decided to pick up a camera and video myself playing and recording. From there I am still growing and my story is just beginning.

My Soultone Set: 

22" Vintage Old School 1964 Crash/Ride
15" Extreme Hi Hat Pair
17" FXO 12 Effect Crash
17" Heavy Hammered Crash
18" Natural Crash

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