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Phil began drumming at High School aged 12 and joined his first covers band at 16 with influences from hard rock players like Neil Peart & Rob Hirst, pop drummers like Stewart Copeland, Jeff Porcaro, to jazz players like Tony Williams, Al Foster, Dave Weckl. Phil has toured the USA, Europe, Australia, NZ, Canada with the Paul Colman Trio (PC3), released 5 albums and was nominated for a Grammy Award and won a Dove award in 2003. Currently Phil is doing remote recording sessions from his home studio in Melbourne Australia philgaudion.com & you can see him live at shows with Scott Darlow.
James live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, he has been playing drums for over 20 years and teaching professionally for over 15 years at various schools around Melbourne.He received a Bachelor of Applied Music at Box Hill TAFE, winning the ‘Excellence in Drumming’ award in 2008 and has played in many different bands of varying styles such as rock, pop, country, reggae, Gospel and a number of musical theatre productions.James is currently working on building up his Youtube channel: ‘Drums with James’, on which he provides lessons and resources for beginners, intermediate and also other drum teachers alike. He also writes and produces his own music as ‘Ambient Beast’; an exploration of electronic and rock genres and they intersect.
Look James up: Drums with James: YOUTUBEAmbient Beast: YOUTUBEInstagram
As the son of a jazz drummer, Adrian’s journey on the drums started early, growing up with influences such as Dave Weckl, Virgil Donati, Simon Phillips, and Dennis Chambers, the pursuit for what was possible on the drums was strong. Based on the Mornington Peninsula, Adrians involvement in the local church gave him the tools, (and the humility) he needed on the stage to go on playing with multiple groups and bands. His involvement with Awakening Music saw him tour Australia, Europe, and the USA, playing in venues such as Marvel Stadium, Friends Arena and Wiener Stadhalle. The journey from jazz fusion to stadium rock was a fast and humbling road! Most recently, studio session playing and writing has taken the front seat with new projects on the way.
Alex has been playing drums at church since he was 10. He has always have had a heart for worship realised that this is what God is calling him above all. Alex seeks to help impact the lives of people by giving his best to worship and ushering in the presence of God behind the drums. At the age of 13 Alex played at his biggest event where he served on the house band for the Mooroopna Carols which were attended by over 2000 people. Alex has been blessed with opportunities for playing in events such as United We Stand, Equip Days, the ACC Regional Conference, numerous conference and major Goulburn Valley events. Over the years, Alex has realised that worship drumming is more than drumming. It is leading the congregation into battle and creating a sound that will break chains off people.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Anthony is an Adelaide based drummer who started his musical journey as a teenager jamming along to his favourite records.
Over the years, Anthony has been involved in many bands, spanning a wide variety of genres including rock, pop, R&B, latin and everything in between. He currently plays in a local top 40/party band as well as a 7 piece latin group playing Salsa, Bachata & Reggaeton.
He is an enthusiastic performer who has also taught professionally and is overjoyed seeing students develop into confident musicians. One of his recent achievements include winning the Australia wide 2020 Drum Off competition and representing Australia in the international finals.
Check out Anthony on INSTAGRAM and YOUTUBE
Ben is a drummer (he also plays Kuakumba Flutes/Guitar and is a vocalist) from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG) with more than 30+ years playing experience touring worldwide with international artists: Yothu Yindi, Sanguma and Tribe Of Jubal. Ben lives in Cairns and has been recognised for his service to the Australian music community when awarded the Australia Centenary Medal.
Other musical credit include work on the soundtrack to Australian Director/Producer, Bill Bennett's film: In The Savage Land which won an AFI Award, 1998. Ben also performed at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney and in the opening acts for Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue (2003) and Carlos Santana's Australian Tour (2004). Ben co-wrote the music for the PNG's National Theatre Company stage musical: Sana Sana, which was performed at the South Pacific Festival of Arts in Cook Islands
Other artists Ben has Ben worked include:Edou, DrumDrum, Toni Nation, Tamabaran Culture, Seaman Dan, Not Drowning Waving and Telek as well as working on film soundtracks for Mr Pip composed and arranged by Tim Finn.
When he isn’t busy performing Ben is producing incredible drums through his ‘Hakalitz Drums’ brand.
Get in touch with Ben through Facebook
Multi-instrumentalist Carolyn is busy making incredible music as a session drummer, as ‘Alpha Loopy’ and as a singer/songwriter with impressive list of collaborations and performances throughout her career. Carolyn plays as a guitarist for Vika & Linda Bull’s band and has played for Deborah Conway, Paul Kelly, Rebecca Barnard, Ali Barter, Emily Lubitz (Tin Pan Orange), Clare Bowditch, Matt Thomas and Casey Bennetto.
Oates has wowed theatre audiences across Europe. Touring extensively, she has shared the stage with Naked Raven (Germany), The Mae Trio, Lloyd Spiegel, Daniel Champagne, Greg Arnold, David Ross Macdonald (The Waifs), Steve Lane, Paul Greene, Liz Frencham and Dave Gunning (Canada)
Find out more about Carolyn’s music: http://www.carolynoates.com http://www.alphaloopy.com/
Carolyn play a custom bright series set up:14" hi-hats, 16" & 18" crashes and a 20" ride.
Doug, from Albury-Wodonga, on the Vic/NSW border, has been playing since 2009 starting at 11 years of age. Over 7 years of schooling he played and wrote for local funk, blues and psychedelic rock bands as well as playing for local community, jazz and brass bands, competing at state levels.
Doug’s main influences are Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Chad Smith (RHCP), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), and of course Buddy Rich.
He is currently taking on projects with anyone interested in creating Doom Metal, Psych-Rock and rock-based music.
Check out Doug’s INSTAGRAM
Garrett has been playing drums for almost 20 years and is considered one of the first call “Young Guns” of Sydney’s Music Scene. He graduated from JMC Academy in 2017 and shortly after became a Session Player/Accompanist for the University for over 2 Years. He plays a variety of Cover Gigs, Original Gigs for Sydney based Artists, various Sessions, P&O. Cruise Ships, Corporates/Weddings and some small Tours here and there. Garrett is currently playing with Up and Coming Artist, Tony Sergi, but has previously played with NYC Hip Hop Artist, Kev Hannibal, as well as Country Artist, Tara Favell, and other Sydney based Artists. Garrett has performed at the 2022 Cox Plate with Robbie Dolan and is working Human Nature's Phil Burton.Visit Garrett’s Instagram
View videos of Garrett's playing with Moonlight Avenue Tennessee Whisky And “Seven to the Power of Six”
Graham King is a drummer who grew up in the beautiful Yarra Valley and fell in love with music at an early age.Some of the drummers that have influenced him include, David Weckl, Brian Blade, Larnell Lewis, Mike Fuentes, Matt Helpern and Matthew Garstka.
Graham has played and recorded for a range artists around Melbourne. Some of those artists include Timothy Wolf, Matthew Gilbert Young, Saint Victoire and his local church in Mount Evelyn.
Graham owns a music school in Kilsyth (Streams Creative Community) and rehearsal rooms in Wantirna South (Simply Rehearsal Rooms). He has delved right into making music his career and hopes that what he does can impact not just his own family but the whole surrounding community.
He hopes to continue to tour and record as a session drummer.
“Red cymbals have made it so easy to play my music in a way that is super impactful but not offensive to listen too. It’s an amazing quality that these cymbals have!”
Jareth Hammet is a Warragul based drummer currently working behind the scenes to launch his duo band in 2023. He has been playing the drums for over 10 years including serving on drums at The City Church. Jareth plays 14" Traditional Hi Hats, 16" and 18" Crashes and 8" Splash. He also plays a 22" Hybrid Ride, and an 18" FX Bright Hybrid China.
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Jason’s drumming experience includes touring nation wide at different types of venues and festivals; he has also toured internationally. Jason has a Bachelor Degree in Music and Diploma Of Education partnered with Cert 4 TAA.Jason is a proud endorser of Red Rock Drums and Red Cymbals in Australia. Jason partnered with Red Rock drums almost 10 years ago and created a one of a kind mixed wood stave drum kit which he uses for performing and his online lesson program. Just like Jason’s experience with Red Rock Drums having started with one drum, Jason’s connection to Red Cymbals started with the purchase of an FX Crash and Bell Cymbal - The connection of both Red Rock Drums and Red Cymbals started at a Red Drum shed where Red Rock Drums and Red Cymbals were on show.Jason has been teaching drums for over 15 years and has written two books, he has also recorded a number of albums for various up and coming Australian artists in different studios including Armstrong Studios - The home of the “Whispering Jack” album recording. You can hear Jason’s drumming on “Once upon a time” Album - Jessica Paige. “Memories via satellite” - Joel Spence. Jason’s live performances have included being on the bill with Ross Wilson, Mark Seymour, Brian Cadd, Coxy and many more. Jason has had various teaching roles at different schools including Acting Head of Percussion - St Michael’s Grammar. Jason also performed in the St Michaels ANZAC day march. Jason has performed as drummer and percussionist for many school musicals and performances in Melbourne.Check out his INSTAGRAM and YouTube Channel.
Jayden’s drumming story started in 2006. The first time he ever saw the drums was on TV watching Jonathan Moffett playing live at the O2 arena, Jayden instantly knew that he wanted to play the drums. After begging his parents to buy him a drum kit, Christmas morning came around and he saw his first drum kit, Jayden jumped straight on and was instantly hooked. Initially self taught, in 2013 Jayden started getting lessons from Bradie Webb, the drummer from Australian band Short Stack and learned many things that made him the drummer he is today. Jayden started to see drum cover videos on YouTube and knew that was going to be his thing but he needed a platform. In 2015 Jayden started his instagram page to post drum covers and has built a nice following. He loves posting quality content which has given him great opportunities, performing in multiple music videos and recently joining The Good love supporting Pacific Avenue on their Australian tour. Jayden also plays for artists such as Ūla, Joel Leggett, Hugo Basclain, The Good Love and many more.
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Jeremiah is a Melbourne based drummer who loves a range of different drumming styles, including hip hop, funk & modern worship music. Based at Neuma Church, Jeremiah spends most of his time playing in a corporate setting at Melbournes oldest church! Jeremiah recently played at the ACC state conference, and loves solid drummers. He looks up to and familiarises his playing style with drummers such as Seb Space. Jeremiah loves big warm cymbals, and plays the Red Traditional Series; with unique 17” hats, 22 & 23” crashes, as well as the buttery 24” ride.
Check out his drumming content and give him a follow on Instagram
Josh picked up sticks at the age of 4 years of age! His drumming education journey started at the age of 5. He showed such an enthusiasm for drumming that his parents took him to a drum teacher who initially didn’t want to teach someone so young but after giving him a shot on the drums decided that his natural ability outweighed their reservations about teaching him.
Josh has dedicated the majority of his playing to church related events and is on the music team in his church however he also enjoys playing the drums at Red Drum Sheds and sharing tips and giving mini lessons to drummers at Red Cymbal community events.
Leith is the drummer for “Atlas And The Attic” based in Brisbane and been playing drums for about 10 years. He has toured throughout Australia and are in the process of recording their latest EP release. Leith also plays in church at Hope Centre in Brisbane
Leith also proudly endorses Heartbeat/Red drum sticks.
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Liam from Melbourne, started drumming in 2014, at seven years of age. He has had weekly lessons with his drumming idol, Shane ‘Russ’ Russell from Twelve Foot Ninja, since he saw them play at The Village Green when he was just ten years old and has also had regular lessons with other prominent Australian drummers Lucius Borich and Dane Pulvirenti. Liam’s biggest musical influences are Twelve Foot Ninja, TOOL, Ihlo, Voyager, Caligula’s Horse and Leprous. He is currently involved in a range of musical collaborations, jamming writing with the Rock Academy Australia and studying music at Rowville Secondary College (Institute of the Arts).
Liam posts incredible content on YouTube and Instagram, so check out his content and give him a follow/subscribe!Liam also uses Chaos 5B drumsticks.
Mardi is a self-described “late-starter”, who discovered a love of drumming as an adult and is a wonderful ambassador for drumming! We love the example that she sets and her passion for learning.
Starting out in a Rock Pop cover band 3 years ago, Mardi has since been drawn towards playing Acoustic, Soul and Blues with bands, “Easy Tiger” and “Deja Blue”. Mardi is a student at Adelaide Drum Academy with plans to study Music Performance (Drums) at The Adelaide College of the Arts in 2020.
Mardi is a strong advocate for pursing your passion for music at any stage of life and for supporting and valuing learning as a lifelong pursuit.
Check out Mardi’s profiles at: Instagram Hey Drums Facebook
Matt is a Melbourne based drummer who with his passionate and fun stage presence, is the drummer for the pop punk band Distracted By Pink. Most of Matt’s drumming experience comes from playing in churches and through jamming with friends and his highly musical family. As well as playing with his band, Matt is also a passionate worship leader mostly playing guitar but we all know his true passion will always be drumming which he commonly plays during Plantroom worship nights in Hurstbridge.
From corner hotels to stadiums, Morgan has hit the stage with artists of all styles and genres. Working as a session drummer for over 20 years, Morgan was formally trained from the age of 12, also joinning Australian ska band 'The Frugals', leading him into a heavy touring schedule throughout Australia and New Zealand all before the age of 17.In 2001, Morgan began a Bachelor of Contemporary Music (studying under Australian jazz legend Dave Sanders) and started playing professionally as a session musician for many local and international artists.In recent years, Morgan has performed, toured and recorded with some of Australia's top artists and musicians including Stan Walker (Australian Idol winner), Rick Fenn (10cc), Russ Walker (Brisbane singing sensation) and has performed in countless bands, ensembles and duos for companies such as Coca-Cola, Bundaberg Rum and Levis Jeans group. Morgan is also a member of hugely successful corporate band 'Jukebox Dynamite' who have recently performed at functions for Toyota, Crown Casino, O’Brien Group Arena and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.You can also find Morgan playing at Stairway Church with Stairway Music most Sundays. From playing to over 15,000 people in Marvel Stadium to hotel poolside recordings in Cambodia, Morgan and Stairway Music make music with purpose and a message of hope.After moving to Melbourne in 2014, Morgan quickly established himself as a 'first call' session drummer and has cemented his place in the Melbourne music scene with a busy gigging and recording schedule. Follow Morgan on Instagram @morgsondrums
Nathan’s love for drums started as soon as he could hold two pencils in his hands. He would lie on the floor in in church playing along with the band on his Mum’s shoes. From that day his passion for drumming has grown.
Nathan first played in church at 3 years old on a junior kit beside the full size kit and has always been obsessed with the sound of cymbals. Nathan has a passion to use his gift to inspire others in worship. As well as being a faithful part of his church creative team at Lifeplace Springwood in Logan (Queensland Australia), he has played for Youth Alive United We Stand and assists other church’s creative teams.
Nathan is excited to join the Red Cymbal family and to continue to serve God and others wherever he can.
You can catch Nathan’s drum covers on his YouTube Channel. Check out his channel and subscribe to see more amazing content!
Paul Collinson started his drumming journey at around 12 getting lessons in his home town of Adelaide. He also learned piano, trumpet and music theory…but drums were his passion from an early age.Paul has spent many years playing drums for school musicals, school jazz and performance bands later developing a passion for metal, playing for a number of bands in Adelaide’s music scene, including residencies at many of Adelaide’s leading venues like Heaven, The Planet, The Office, The Adelaide Casino and was a supporting artist at the Adelaide Grand Prix.As well as his professional playing, Paul played most Sundays with his church worship team. Again, this involved playing many different musical styles with many different musicians which helped Paul to develop his own strengths as a very musical drummer.Paul’s involvement with church music teams, has opened up many international opportunities for him to play drums in many different churches and conferences around the world. Paul is currently the senior pastor of Extreme Life Church in Warrnambool, and is still part of the music team there as well as doing various studio sessions in Warrnambool and internationally as required.
Sam started drumming when he was 2 when he was given some drumsticks and took it further at 5 years old when he received his first drum kit. He played in church for the first time when he was 8 years old. In Newcastle he went to the Conservatorium of Music and then joined a plethora of local pop punk / heavy bands in Newcastle.
Sam plays the drums at Planetshakers Church in various Melbourne campuses and has had the privilege of playing at a number of countries around the world.
Sam is a Melbourne based drummer who has been hitting things since he was young, starting on pots and pans, then Sam moved to the drum kit in 2008 paying with his friends at school and in his local church. Sam has studied his Advanced Diploma in music and has had experience playing in various venues and with different set ups and a wide range of musicians. Currently he is part of an up and coming band called MYBE TMRW who have a growing fan base. Sam is looking to move to Warrnambool in the near future and start a drum school down there with the goal of teaching anyone that wants to give drums a go and to see how far they can take it.
Sam likes to play big cymbals with plenty of wash to them and a lovely dark tone to them. He currently plays: 16” Traditional Dark hats, 22” Traditional Dark crash, 24” Vertical light ride, and 26” light ride. Follow Sam on INSTAGRAM
Over the past 20 years Shane Tane has been making a whole lot of waves in Sydney. His ability to fuse different genres such as rock, R&B, hip hop, and reggae, makes him one of the most well-known and respected drummers in Sydney today.
Shane’s credits span many areas of the music & recording business, including popular artists, television and multimedia. In this last decade alone, he has played with an array of renowned musicians, including Prinne Stevens & Letti McFarland, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Rikki-Lee, Nathaniel, Che-fu, Voli K, Ben Sekali and Karen Murphy, Musiq Soulchild, J Boog, Katchafire, Che-fu & The Creates, Fiji, CDB, Coolio, Gary Pinto, Lomez Brown and Israel Starr.
Check out Shane on INSTAGRAM
Born into a musical family, Steve began playing music at the age of 6 and quickly developed his skills as a musician. He became a professional musician at age 14.
After learning wind and stringed instruments, Steve dedicated himself to playing drums & percussion, specialising in Afro-Latin music. He established himself as one of Australia’s most respected drummers and multi-instrumentalists.
In 1998, Steve was part of the New South Wales youth Orchestra. Later that year, he joined the Musica Viva in Schools program which comprised of 200 shows per year for primary and secondary schools across Australia. Steve studied at the Conservatorium of Music, Australia in 2000 under the tuition of Fabian Hevia, (Jazz Outreach Program). In 2003 he joined Dirty Dancing, the musical. The show toured Australia for 13 months and the UK for 2 years in which he recorded the Cast Album which went platinum in the UK.
Steve has played with and supported such bands as Kelis (USA), Ozomatli (USA), Cubanismo (Cuba), Elio Reve (Cuba), Los Van Van (Cuba), Los Lobos (USA), Sharon Jones and the Dapkings (USA), Africando (Africa), Illapu (Chile), Australian Idol winner Damien Leith, Veneno, Barefoot Divas, Diana Rouvas, Pato Lara, Tigramuna, IOTA, Smoke and mirrors, Cabaret the musical, Dirty Dancing on stage (Australian tour), The Bodyguard musical and many others throughout Australia, England, Belgium, Italy, Canada, USA, France and New Zealand. Steve has played at festivals including Pole Pole (France), Continental Drifts (UK), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Knockengorroch (Scotland), Jambalaya (NZ), Byron Bay Bluesfest (AUS), Sydney Festival and many others around the world.
Steve has been a core member and co director of Veneno for 17 years and continues to be recognized as a leading light in the Australian music industry.
"After a brief and ultimately fruitless dalliance with the bagpipes, Stuart started playing drums at age 12. The first decade of his playing career was spent playing confrontational punky blues and overly dramatic hard rock. After a 10 year break from live performance in which he 'got a real job,' Stuart returned to playing live with Amnesia Blues Band. With two albums released (the most recent, Hailstone, in June 2019) and the honour of being awarded "Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Vic/Tas Band Of The Year 2016," Amnesia Blues Band are arguably the most successful blues band to come out of Gippsland in decades.
Stuart's other projects include an original pop-rock songwriting collaboration called "202" and two cover bands made up of GPs from across Australia who go by "The Euthymics" for the 7-piece version and "The Cheeky Docs" as a 14-piece band.
Stuart can be recognised by his selection of paisley shirts, gigging hats and home made drums.
Stuart can be found at: www.stuartanderson.com.au
Amnesia Blues Band: www.amnesiabluesband.com
Stuart's cymbal set up is:
Main kit: 22" traditional custom light ride, 18" traditional crash, 18" leopard crash, 15" desert hats, 8" china splash. Cocktail kit: 13" van der jazz hats, 18" bright hybrid crash(/ride)
Tom is a Melbourne based drummer with a diverse range of musical experiences over his 15+ years of drumming including: Ellery Cohen, Bek Doery, Remission Theory, Youth Alive Victoria Main Event, Henry Seeley, ACC VIC State Conference and Hillsong Melbourne campuses.
With a preference for big washy cymbals, Tom plays Traditional series cymbals: 18" hats, 23" crash, 24" crash, 26" ride.
Tom also uses 64 ears and Vater 5B sticks.
Check out Tom’s YouTube Channel and Instagram
Thomas is a Brisbane based drummer who after deciding to pick up drums in high school, found his passion for drums flourish when worshipping Jesus.
Since then he’s been a part of the worship team at Riverlife Baptist Church and drumming for multiple different projects including Brisbane worship duo “Sanctuary Co.” and a set of four seasons based EPs coming out across 2021 with ‘The Society Collective’ in which Thomas operates as Co-Founder and Creative Team Lead. But his biggest passion will always be seeing the prophetic anointing that comes from the drums during any form of worship.
Thomas Currently uses a wide variety of Red Cymbals including the 18’’ Dark HiHats, 22’’ Traditional and Dark Traditional Crashes and 24’’ Dark Traditional and Vertical Series Rides.
Thomas’ story: “Less than 3 years ago I was a chasing a total different dream to become a professional Rugby League player but ended up going down a different path (IYKYK) lol. The amount of regrets are crazy but I wouldn’t change it for anything. If one door had never closed the other door would’ve never opened. I’ve played drums since the age of 9 but never really looked into it as something I would pursue later on down the track. I believe in every situation life throws at us, God has something better planned ahead. Nothing but honour & glory back to him! Special thanks to Red Cymbals for helping me choose the right cymbals for my sound. I am proud to be a part of the #redcymbals familia #OneStepCloser”
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Tim is a composer, producer and drummer, from Melbourne Australia. Tim drums with The CB3 and has worked with artists such as Matt Corby, Tina Arena, Harry Angus (Cat Empire) and Paris Wells, having performed, recorded and toured extensively over the past 12 years. As a composer he has written commissioned works for the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, contemporary classical group Opus House, and the Xyris saxophone quartet written, recorded and produced his own EPs and album which can be heard at www.timothycoghillmusic.bandcamp.com Tim has taught composition, songwriting, theory and musicianship and has co-written with Matt Corby, Lisa Salvo, Baptiste, Joel & Ally Dowling, and Zii.
Music is in Tristan’s blood with a family laden with a world champ beatboxer, composer and conductor, multi-instrumentalist, a producer and composer and a British popstar. Tristan is the self-appointed Chopless Drummer (see his Instagram!), an ‘old soul’ musically who followed his fathers footsteps into drumming. Tristan loves to lay down a solid groove and sit in the pocket.
Currently concentrating his time writing new material in his new original acoustic/rock band @overdue and sitting in with a few bands around Adelaide. Tristan plays an array of Bright Hybrid and Traditional cymbals.