From the first times I could remember, I have always been surrounded by music. My dad had gotten a bachelor’s degree in music, so there were always guitars and various instruments located around the house. My first instrument was a guitar, which I picked up when I was seven; then violin and clarinet as I got older. During the fifth grade, my school had an assembly for one of the local music programs, and I remember talking amongst my friends about how cool drums were. After my dad bought me a drum kit in the sixth grade, I immediately found my instrument. I practiced as much as I could everyday for as long as I could remember, and started playing in bands with some of my friends. During the first year of high school I was diagnosed with cancer, and had to be put on treatment for six months. I was unable to practice drums at all until about a year later, but I’m still going strong. My influences have ranged from Racer X and Dream Theater to Dan Fogelberg to Weather Report, along with various drummers such as Danny Carey, Chad Wackerman, and Sean Reinert.
I was first introduced to Soultone by one of my friends who had a set of them, and I thought they sounded amazing. The sound that came from them was far beyond the range of any other cymbal, and they really had the exact brightness and tone that I was looking for. If I could play any cymbals, Soultone Cymbals would be the ones.