Brendan Buckley is the drumming link to all of these and more: Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Shelby Lynne, Miley Cyrus and Tegan and Sara. For 20 years he tours professionally and loves it.
Mark Guiliana is the personification of a modern drummer. He might also be one of the most creative drummers these days. When he enters the stage his presence hits everybody.
Brian Frasier-Moore looks back to 25 years of touring. Artists who call him for gigs are Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Adam Blackstone, Janet Jackson and other big shots. What’s his secret? He told me.
Pete Lockett is a shining light amongst drummers and percussionists on this planet.
The freelance musician Emmanuelle Caplette won fame for her outstanding hand technique as well as for her graceful, yet powerful drumming.
Jojo Mayer has been on my interview wish list from the very beginning. As it turns out he is as authentic, original, thoughtful and inspiring as I imagined.
Brad Webb is best known as the drummer for Jamie Cullum. He is versatile, does things his way and people recommend him. Find out about the busy 30-year-old, who is a Vic Firth endorsee for 20 years now.
Of course you know the Sanford double beat, but how about DoubleBeats? The latter is a percussion duo from Berlin, which I visited in the holy drum storage of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Beware of a gentle man with a liking for the dark sides of music named Randy Black. He is a very precise heavy hitter, who could beat you in hockey any time.