Sammy "PunKy" Balfour

Sammy "PunKy" Balfour

Sammy "PunKy" Balfour IV was born in Oklahoma City, OK January 10th, 1987. At the age of two years, his family moved to Palmdale, a small desert valley in Southern California. Before birth, Sammy was givin the nickname "PunKy", which was givin by his mother. ALSO with his father Sammy "Tre'" Balfour III being a professional musician whos credits for recording and playing live include many big artist such as After Five jazz, Color Me Badd, Ricky Martin, All-4-One, Boyz 2 Men, Benny Maupin, & Micheal Bolton, just to name a few, has made PunKy 'born' into the music and it's business.

PunKy picked up the drums at a very young age, but didn't take it seriously till the age of 16 years. Since then, he has studied different styles of music that range from Rock, Pop, PunK Rock, Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Swing, Fusion, Break Beat, Spanish Pop, Cumbia, Brazilian, and even Poly-Rythmic Rythmns. Through these styles, he has developed his very own independent style in which he can apply to all types of music he plays.... which he is most known and appreciated for. He has also won many local drum competitions that have put him in new situations for gigs and noticed through press, which has made him very well known in his hometown area.

Credits include:

-Baby Bash

-Frankie J

-Down From Hollow

-Ikarus

PunKy picked up the drums at a very young age, but didn't take it seriously till the age of 16 years. Since then, he has studied different styles of music that range from Rock, Pop, PunK Rock, Latin, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Swing, Fusion, Break Beat, Spanish Pop, Cumbia, Brazilian, and even Poly-Rythmic Rythmns. Through these styles, he has developed his very own independent style in which he can apply to all types of music he plays.... which he is most known and appreciated for. He has also won many local drum competitions that have put him in new situations for gigs and noticed through press, which has made him very well known in his hometown area.

With the type of Versatility PunKy has as a musician/drummer, his style can be augmented in anyway if needed for a gig......big or small, long or short, loud or subtle, heavy or soft...for whatever the music calls for.

Since PunKy's professional career as a musician started, he has performed in headlining acts, countless times at venues in Hollywood and other Major cities and events that include:

-The Key Club

-The Viper room

-The Whisky

-The Roxy

-The Knitting Factory

-B.B. Kings

-LLPAC (Lancaster Performing Arts Theatre)

-Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

-UCLA College

-House of Blues

-The Foundation Room

-The Brown Derby

-Qaulcolm Stadium (International Low Rider festival in San Diego)

-The Citizens Business Bank Arena (Baby Bash/Frankie J.)

.....and many other smaller venues all around Southern California.

-Television Credits:

New Series "90210"

Episode - 1, 3 & 5.

-News Credit:

"Antelope Valley Press"

Front Page Article

-Televised News Credit

"CBS News Wichita, KS"

Guitar Center (Kansas) Drum Off Winner

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