Here's an interview with one of our busiest drum instructors here at Drum Tutor. Enjoy!
1. Describe your playing style in a single sentence
I play anything that grooves and comes from my heart
2. Drummers that inspired you
3. Current gig(s)
I am currently playing every Saturday at Le' Noir @ Clarke Quay with Camille Miller. Do come check us out!
4. Most memorable gig(s)
It had to be my very first gig when I was 14 years old at Sentosa. Couldn't remember the name of the gig but it was some beach event and I was playing drums with my friends and we were in a sort of heavy metal/hard rock band. Good times!
5. Favourite venue to play at
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Recital Studio.
6. Current set-up
Pantheon Percussion Curly Maple 13" by 6" Snare Drum
Crush Drums 14" by 7" Hand-hammered Nickel - Brass Hybrid Snare
Sabian Paragon 14" hats and 12" Splash
Paiste Alpha 20" Ride
18" CRX Rock Crash
18" Zildjian S Medium Crash
7. Dream set-up
Yamaha Live Custom Oak Hybrid Kit, (10", 12", 16" 22")
Pantheon Percussion snare 14" by 7"- Brass/Steel
Zildjian 16" K Custom Dark Crash
Zildjian 18" A Custom Medium Crash
Zildjian 18" K Custom Session Crash
Zildjian 21" A Custom 20th Anniversery Ride
Zildjian 14" K Custom Dark Hi-Hats
Zildjian 10" K Custom Dark Splash
Zildjian 12" A Custom Splash
Zildjian 17" K Custom Hybrid China
Zildjian 16" Custom EFX stacked on top of 16" Low Volume cymbal
Probably mount a few percussions like cowbell, jam block and a tambourine.
8. Favourite movie
Rush Hour movies. Love them that I have rewatch it countless times and memorised all their lines and scripts.
9. Favourite food
Definitely mum's cooking and pastas.
10. Any advice for young drummers out there
Learn more than just being a drummer. Learn to be a musician and it will definitely open up your playing vocabulary.