Excited to announce that yesterday with the help of Prof. A.J. Merlino , Nick Ruffini , Cristian Beaulieu , J.C. Clifford from Scorpio Marketing & Distribution and the Students of the Kutztown University TV Production Crew we shot and produced a short instructional Video to aid us in answering some of the questions we get about Drumtacs … From the Polymer to opening the Package ( Reading the Instructions on the back ! ) and some live demo’s showing use and care ! We should have it edited and ready to share in about 2 weeks or less … Stay Tuned !
Currently on the road with Tyler Farr, Mark Poiesz quickly became the
choice of some of the hottest names in Nashville since arriving in 2013.
In a mere 12 months, Mark went from being an unknown in town, to touring
with country heartthrob Chuck Wicks, to backing the breakout
guitarist/vocalist Lindsay Ell on the road with The Band Perry, to
slamming the skins with Tyler Farr, fresh off his #1 smash, Redneck
Originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Mark’s professional career
began at age 14. After high school, scholarship opportunities led him to
the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in
Studio Music and Jazz Drum Set in 2007. During his four years at UM, Mark
participated in several Downbeat award-winning ensembles and had the honor
of performing with the Grammy nominated Concert Jazz Band during his final
Since finishing school, Mark performed on over 50 records as a session
musician in South Florida, toured, wrote and recorded with rockers Ghost
of Gloria (EMI) and appeared throughout the Americas with pop icon Jon
Secada. In the pursuit of even bigger goals, Mark made the move to
Nashville in 2013 and has continued full speed ahead ever since.
Above all, Mark is powered by a relentless positive outlook and a fire
that knows no bounds, ready to greet each new audience with his own unique
brand of passion on the kit.
Mark is a proud endorser of Evans Drumheads
Every so often a talent emerges as if from nowhere, armed with a depth of drumming that is simply stunning. Picking up his sticks at the early age of 11, influenced by the mighty Guns n Roses, Queen, Helmet and Mötley Crew, it was soon clear that the hard hitting and powerful beats had a lasting impression on his drumming style. Growing up in the small market town of UTTOXETER, nestled deep in the Midlands, UK, Toby very soon became the ‘go to’ drummer for many bands and built up a grand persona that he maintains to this day amongst fans, not too dissimilar to that of Keith Moon! Working hard during his drumming career to further his skills and build upon his solid foundation, Toby quickly escalated within the industry and graced the stage to play sold out shows with bands such as The Wildhearts and supporting other artists such as Editors, Kesier Cheifs, Reef, The Blackout, Everclear, Lit & Men Women & Children.
Toby is well known for his involvement with The Wildhearts, in which he drummed when required and drum tech’d on many UK tours and at Download Festival. He also performed in bands such as One Point Twenty One, Tobias, Ortega and more recently sessions for UK rock band Blame as well as playing in one of the most rumored bands in the UK, COLOUR THE EMPIRE. Not only has he perfected his craft live, Toby has successfully recorded in a number of top UK recording studios including bla bla bla and more recently Outhouse Studios and his drumming has been played on many UK national radio stations including BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, XFM and KERRANG! Radio.
Catch Toby Live with BLAME as they join U.S. Rockers LIT as support for their upcoming 15th Anniversary Tour in the UK starting this May …
Toby has remained influenced by the twin tom and bass drum set up and is an endorsed artist of SJC Custom Drums and Drumtacs USA.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PDT)
May 1st … Get your Tickets NOW and come out for this Phenomenal Event presented by the Sean Deel Foundation !! … Scorpio Marketing & Distribution LLC is proud to be associated along with Josh Mighell , Drumtacs and some special guests ... Rich Redmond and his Rich Redmond’s CRASH Course For Success takes over in Hyatt Place Roanoke Airport/Valley View Mall benefiting the Sean Deel Foundation ! Seating is Limited to 75 people and will sell out fast at $5 a Ticket !!
Chuck Treece, well-known for his work as a session musician and professional skateboarder, spent most of his life in Philadelphia. His credits include starting the 1980’s skate punk band, Mcrad, remixing songs for Amy Grant and Sting, playing the bass line on “The River of Dreams” by Billy Joel, filling in on drums at Pearl Jam concerts, and touring with Urge Overkill and the Bad Brains. In 2010, Chuck was awarded a Pew Fellowships in the Arts, a prestigious and well-deserved award for his work in music/arts.
Treece grew up in Newark, Delaware, where he attended John Dickinson High School, but moved to Philadelphia in 1982 because, according to Treece, “I was sick of high- school and I knew I wasn’t going to college. I knew I wanted to do music and skate.” Between 1982 and 1990, he was a professional skater with endorsements by several companies, including Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell-Peralta and Airwalk sneakers. Treece released two albums with his band McRad, Absence of Sanity in the 1980s (rereleased 2001) and FDR in 2007. He also played guitar with New York Hardcore band Underdog and recorded on their 1989 LP “Vanishing Point”. In 1991, he also released a solo album on Caroline Records titled Dream’n. In 2008, Treece joined producer Chris DiBeneditto at Philadelphonic Studios to record the drum tracks for The Movement’s 2008 rock/reggae album Set Sail. Treece continues to skate at FDR Skatepark in Philadelphia, but now lives in Furlong, PA, a suburb outside of the city. Since June 2011, Treece has been focusing on the Team Spazzz project, while also touring to Europe and Brazil with McRad and Japan, with the BlkTop Project. Most recently, Chuck has been touring for The Lemonheads…
We are excited to announce officially that Sleishman Drum Co. based in Australia have officially opened the Drumtacs Australia wing of Scorpio Marketing & Distribution LLC representing the Drumtacs Brand and all subsequent products associated with Drumtacs that will be forthcoming …
Check out the Drumtacs Australia Facebook page for all up to the date information !
“ At Sleishman, we’ve been making drums with a forward thinking approach for over 35 years. Hear our drums, and the results of this approach speak for themselves. Understanding the needs of drummers allows you to create instruments that respond when needed, no matter what the situation.
We also love it when we see a product come along that makes sense. Drumtacs offer a great ‘on the go’ solution for drummers and see them benefiting in many ways. Given that Sleishman drums are simple to tune and really do give a nice, natural note length (especially in our toms), we know that we’ve ‘put in’ to the drums, so they’ll perform brilliantly and with loads of note when you need.
We also understand that at times, drummers may want to control note length. Be it in the studio or live, sometimes you need a ‘quick fix’ when controlling drum resonance. This can change dramatically room to room, venue to venue. Drumtacs offer a no mess, no fuss solution when faced with drum control decisions.
The fact that they can be on temporarily or permanently is just a massive plus. Every drummer should keep a pack in their stick bag. ”
David Sleishman email@example.com
Proud to announce that Drumtacs are now available in Australia ! Stay Tuned for more information as things develop and for now check out their Facebook Page Here :
Ryan Burdette was born and raised in Ashland,
Kentucky. His love for drumming started at
the age of two banging on his moms pots and
pans. He got his first drum kit when he was eight
years old, and he’s been a natural ever since.
Through years of dedication, Ryan has evolved
into an extremely talented musician with a passion
that is never ending.
He moved to Nashville in 2007 in hopes of
making his dream a reality. Since then he has
made his living as a full time professional musician
working both in the studio and performing
live on stage. During that time he has studied
under Jim Riley (drummer for Rascal Flatts), and
Rich Redmond (drummer for Jason Aldean)
while perfecting his style and technique.
In 2011, he became a member of Mr. Holland’s
Opus organization raising money to support
music education. He has also donated his
time to perform for many cancer benefit concerts
for young children and adults around the U.S.
Today he tours with national recording artist
Justine Blazer. He plays 150+ shows a year
throughout the country from Michigan, Illinois,
Iowa, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Florida and everywhere in between. He performs
for thousands of fans every night. He recently
opened for Capitol recording artist Josh Thompson.
The tour also includes numerous live radio
and TV performances.
In every city he plays Ryan is always a fan
favorite. He always takes the time to talk to each
and every fan. The fans love it when he gives
away his sticks at the end of the show and even
autographs it. His humble personality, confidence
and passion for the music is the winning
combination for a lifetime of success.
Drums / Percussion
Justine Blazer – Drums (2012)
Leo Castro – Drums (2012)
Josh Helms – Drums (2012)
Phillip Austin – Drums (2011)
Jon Webber – Drums (2011)
Brian Mullins – Drums (2011)
Chris Cagle – Drums (2011)
Mike Pruitt – Drums (2011)
Josh London – Drums (2011)
Erin Sylvester – Drums (2011)
Jerry Quinlin – Drums (2011)
Matt Dellrossi – Drums (2011)
Ryan Ross – Drums (2010-2011)
Crossroads Worship Team – (2010-2011)
Parish County – Drums (2007-2011)
David Hamilton – Drums (2009-2010)
Lindsey Davis – Drums (2009-2010)
Tara Arender – Drums (2009-2010)
Alicia Arnall – Drums (2008-2009)
Shawn Allen – Drums (2008-2009)
Nikki Cole – Drums (2007-2008)
Samantha Marshan – Drums (2007-2008)
John Micheal – Drums (2007-2008)
Troy Bullock – Drums (2007-2008)
Nick Adams‘ love for music began at an early age, and grew until he bought his first drum set at the age of 14. He gigged with various bands in his home town of San Diego for a few years, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a full time career in music. He attended the Percussion Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he earned his degree in drum set performance. Upon graduating, he was also the recipient of the esteemed Outstanding Player Award for which his picture appeared in the September 2009 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.
As a session player, Nick has recorded for such notable producers as Jay Baumgardner (Seether, Drowning Pool, Papa Roach), Damon Sharpe (Big Time Rush, Kylie Minogue), Kevin DeClue (Hilary Duff), JP Bowersock (The Strokes), and others. He has appeared on dozens of recordings including David Cook’s latest album (due out late 2014). As a live drummer, Nick has been fortunate to tour nationally and internationally with multiple platinum selling/major label artists including 78Violet (Aly and AJ) and X-Factor season two finalists Fifth Harmony. Nick has opened for such music giants as Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi, Paramore, Lil Kim, and Karmin, and has performed on multiple national television shows. He is the current touring drummer for platinum selling rock artist, and season 7 American Idol winner David Cook with whom he has appeared on American Idol. Nick has also been able to perform with Philippines superstar Yeng Constantino, and Indonesian Idol winner Regina Ivanova.
Nick is currently touring with David Cook.
Kayleigh Moyer gives the phrase “hit like a girl” a new meaning when she is behind a drum kit. “I’ve always loved to break down barriers of the stereotype that only boys can play drums. I love seeing the surprised look on peoples’ faces when I jump onstage and get behind a drum set.”
She has been trained to play a wide variety of styles (from jazz to pop, Latin to Americana, and country to rock), but it is her ability to play contemporary country music with a high level of energy and intensity that has made her an excellent candidate for new country artists. She is a new force to be reckoned with in the Nashville drumming scene.
Originally from Syracuse, NY, Kayleigh has a strong jazz drumming background that included her attending the competitive Skidmore Jazz Institute in the summer of 2010. She was also named the #1 high school jazz drum set player in New York State by auditioning and being selected to play in the New York Conference All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble her senior year of high school.
Kayleigh made the move to Nashville in 2011 to study commercial music at Belmont University. She was nominated for and was awarded the Freshman of the Year Award for the School of Music by the faculty, also receiving Sophomore of the Year honors the following year. She was also awarded the Percussive Arts Society scholarship dedicated to iconic Nashville drummer Larrie Londin, whom she admires for his impressive career as a country drummer. She hopes to follow in his steps.
Studio drumming is also something Kayleigh has developed a passion and skill for. She has kept busy by taking rock and country sessions in Ocean Way, RCA Studio B, Quonset Hut, Pat Holt Productions, and Benchmark. Due to the lack of female session drummers in Nashville, she has had to overcome some opposition from engineers and studio owners. One morning before a session she introduced herself to the head engineer/owner who remarked, “Oh, I thought you were someone’s girlfriend helping to carry cymbals.” Of course, this reaction only made her want to work harder and after the session was over the engineer apologized for his earlier remarks.
Kayleigh’s competitive nature and her passion for drumming brought her to Nashville and got her foot in the door. Her energetic performing personality as well as her feminine image makes her the perfect addition to any artist’s band in the contemporary country genre.
Kayleigh Moyer is setting a new pace for Nashville drummers and is the new “chick” to watch out for.
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