Walter Grier … Born a native of New York, Walter ‘Rock The Pocket’ Grier, began playing drums at the early age of six years old. His love of drums was displayed every Saturday morning when instead of doing his household chores, he would easily get distracted while listening to music. Coming from a family where his Grandfather and Grandmother were both music educators, his six uncles were musicians and instrumentalist, his 4 aunts were instrumentalist and singers, how can you not grow up to love music? His Uncle, Joe Grier, would record the chart topping do-wop song Desiree in 1957. With so much music in his blood Walter would grow up playing drums in the church at an early age. He would play for his high school jazz band and for many different church choirs and groups and would travel with them. He would then relocate to the Washington DC area in his early 20s, where he continued his passion for playing drums. Musicians would love to work with Walter because of his ability to play and keep his timing locked and in the pocket, thus he would gain the nickname “rock the pocket!”. His passion for Gospel music would lead him to play for many local Gospel groups such as, The Young Adult Choir (Washington, DC), The Harmonizers Quartet (WDC), The Chimes (WDC), The Chosen (Newport News, VA), Divine Worship (NYC), The New Generation Choir (NYC), The West Baltimore Adult Choir (Baltimore, MD), The Soulful Sounds (MD).
Walter has played for many churches in many cities throughout the United States. During his tenure Walter has had the privilege of playing at the prestigious Apollo in New York City, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Convention Center in Washington DC and the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Virginia, and many many more venues. With his real deep passion for playing drums, his quiet and laid-back demeanor, Walter has never sought fortune or fame. Walter decided to pursue his drumming career on a full-time basis after incurring injuries during the 9/11 Terrorist Attack of The Pentagon in Arlington,VA. At the time of the attacks Walter was on duty where he worked as a Professional Firefighter for the Arlington County Fire Dept. Realizing that everyone should do what they dream of doing, Walter decided to live his dream.
Walter ‘Rock ThePocket’ Grier currently Endorses: Drumtacs , Soultone Cymbals , Mono Cases and Black Widow Drum Web.
Huge Props to Drumtacs Resident BadAss Chachi from Pop Evil …
Drummer of Pop Evil. Dreamer. Reader. Gentleman. Lover of Family, food, wine, craft beer, sports, travel, local business supporter, coffee drinker, perpetual grinder, iphone obsessed, mens fashion enthusiast, always eager to learn …
Born and raised in Constantine MI. Amazing supportive parents. Awesome little brother, who is my best friend. I grew up chasing a million dreams. My parents always told me I could do anything i set my mind to, so i tried to do it all. 5 sports, boy scouts, YIG, student council, band, jazz band… i went after it.
Picked up the drum sticks around age 20. I then realized this was what i wanted to do – here i am. grinding.
I love to promote and provoke positivity and change. inner growth, mental and physical health. and above all – encourage people to Dream Impossible.
Check out Stephen Taylor and his review on Drumtacs through his Online Lessons / Show ! We are humbled that you took the time to do this Stephen !
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Matt Starr is an American born rock drummer, singer and producer. He is the current drummer for guitarist and founding KISS member Ace Frehley. He played drum on Ace Frehley’s 2014 release “Space Invader”(eOne Records). Starr was asked to play on the record after performing a few shows with Frehley in 2012. He is the only drummer other than Late Night With David Letterman drummer Anton Fig, to play on the entirety of one of Frehley’s records. The 2014 release drew comparisons to 70′s KISS and Frehley 1978 solo album. While remaining with Frehley, in 2013 Starr began playing with Burning Rain which was formed by Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich and Montrose vocalist Keith St John. He also toured the UK and U.S. with Love/Hate. In 2004 Starr toured with Quiet Riot front man Kevin DuBrow in support of DuBrow’s solo release “In For The Kill“. In 2005 Matt co-wrote and recorded Beautiful Creatures sophomore release “Deuce” (Spitfire Records) and toured with the band the same year. The song “Freedom” was placed in the 2009 Sandra Bullock film “The Proposal“. “Anyone”, also from Deuce was placed in the FX series “Sons Of Anarchy“
Its time for Summer N.A.M.M. ! July 17th – 19th at the Music City Center in Nashville … Excited to be sharing a Booth with Mothertone and Sleishamn Drum Co. this year with Michael Turner , Lee Griffin, Chad Ray Crochet and the Crew …
I will have the talented Drumtacs Artist from Indy Mr. Brian Fields helping us out also and I am grateful for him taking the time to travel to Nashville to lend a hand and his talents to promoting and demonstrating Drumtacs with me this year !
Looking forward to seeing Drumtacs all over Nashville this year with the likes of Chad Ray Crochet who will be manning the Booth with Sleishman , Drumtacs and Mothertone being an endorser for us both …
Make sure to stop on out and see us …. #AssumeControl
Super bob is a rock band from the Washington DC area formed under the name “bob” in 05. We have four members. Matt Santoro on vocals, Adam Smith on guitar, Drew Recny on bass, and Chris Faircloth on drums. We wont waste your time with a long winded description of our accomplishments, or grandiose exaggerations of who we are and what we’ve done. To make it short and sweet we will simply say that Super bob is a hard working, dedicated, full time rock band that plays about 240 shows a year (actual shows, not just days on the road). We have 3 full length records (all available on iTunes), recorded by amazing producers (Garth “GGGarth” Richardson, and Matt LaPlant) , our members hold sponsorship’s from companies like P.R.S., Sabian, Drumtacs and G.H.S to name a few. Our live show is more then overblown hype, it’s a fun, energetic, captivating, physical expression of music with an energy and presence beyond the words that can be written in a bio. We spread through the eastern half of the country by starting in one place, building a following, and moving to the next city. Nothing fancy, no label, no investor just hard work and dedication. We’re a new sound in rock and roll, with an old fashioned rock and roll attitude. We’re familiar, yet completely different. In 2014 you can expect to hear more new music, we’ve already started the record. You can also expect to see us on the road 20-25 days a month, every month. Thank you, and we’ll see you soon! -Team Super bob
Welcome Nate and Marissa and the Staff from The Drum Shop North Shore as our newest Drumtacs Certified Dealer …
“Marissa and I had a busy year in 2012. We graduated college in May, got married in July, moved from Maine to Massachusetts in September, and held the Grand Opening of The Drum Shop North Shore in November. Since then, we’ve been plugging along to create our vision of the ideal local drum shop. DSNS is meant to be more than a place to get drum sticks and heads – it’s a meeting place for area musicians – a place to get inspired and make new friends.
There’s a stigma that local shops are more expensive and offer less selection than the big box stores, but that’s not the case at DSNS. We have a superior selection at the best prices around. We work hard to exceed your expectations and stay within your budget. Please come down and see what we’re all about.”
~ Nate Morrison
The shop was created for two reasons: to serve the drumming needs of area musicians with a personal, attentive, and unmatched level of service AND to build a new crop of passionate and creative drummers through our lesson program.
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August 26th at Dynamic Percussion at 185 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester Connecticut at 7pm … Matt Starr Drummer from Ace Frehley will be putting on a clinic and meet and greet with Gus and his Crew … Seating is limited and with over 90 pre registered it would be wise to get there early ….
Drumtacs is a proud sponsor ! along with Paiste , Ludwig , Vater and Aquarian Drum Heads
*Photo Credit to Ronnie Lyon
For the last 9 years, Mike Intelisano has been the driving force behind his band Go Go Gadjet performing over 200 shows each year ranging from clubs to weddings to corporate events. Mike and Go Go Gadjet have been given the opportunity to play concerts up and down the east coast spanning from Florida to Vermont, and have also traveled globally performing in Abu Dhabi.
Mike is a self proclaimed “gear dork” who finds himself researching his favorite companies latest products and using them out on the road, happy to share his results with fellow drummers.
Off the stage, Mike has a small roster of students he teaches privately while also continuing to work on his own playing.
Mike proudly endorses BA Custom Drums, Cympads, Groove Juice cymbal cleaner, and Drumtacs while also using Sabian cymbals, Vater drumsticks, Evans drumheads, and DW pedals and hardware.
Welcome Drum Center of Portsmouth as our newest Certified Drumtacs Dealer ! Excited to have Shane and his staff representing Drumtacs in New Hampshire … Please stop by and check out this Top 100 Dealer Recognized Shop by NAMM !!
Drum Center of Portsmouth is one of the highest regarded dealers of high end custom drums and boutique cymbals. Each member of our staff is not just a drummer, but experts in product knowledge and anticipating a drummer’s needs.
Focusing on new and used high end drum gear, Drum Center of Portsmouth also specializes in closeout, scratch and dent, and B-Stock drums and cymbals.
The Drum Center of Portsmouth, located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was founded by Shane Kinney in June of 2009.
In a short amount of time, Drum Center of Portsmouth has asserted themselves as one of the premier drum shop destinations in the world. This didn’t come out of nowhere; prior to founding the DCP, Kinney spent 10 years at a Drum Shop in Portland, Maine.
Drum Center of Portsmouth
800 Islington St
Portsmouth , NH 03801
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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