At the age of four JW Jaeger got his first Drum Set as a Christmas present from his parents. He’s been playing everything he can get his hands on since. “I started in the local middle school band in the 6th grade. I originally wanted to play trombone”. My Dad wasn’t letting that happen since he was a drummer himself. JW was always the youngest member in every group he ever played in which gave him a true insight to the music business at a very young age. While JW was in high school he was a part of the Olympia High School “Jazz 1” the top Big Band in the state of Florida. After JW graduated high school, He went to work for Walt Disney World as a Drummer and Performer with “Mulch, Sweat and Shears” Walt Disney’s own “Bandscapers”. JW has been on staff as a house drummer and percussionist at First Baptist Church Orlando (a mega church). He has shared the stage with Al Denson (Contemporary Christian Hall of Fame Member), Kari Jobe, Michael Boggs of “FFH”, and Michael Passions “Avalon”. JW in 2010 joined the US Army as a bandsman. While in the Army JW was a member of the USO Tour band “USA Express” opening for artist Toby Keith, Chris Young, James Otto and Zac Brown Band. JW also spent 2 years in the prestigious 82nd Airborne Band from Ft. Bragg NC. JW now is on the road with Inpop Recording artist Karyn Williams from Nashville, TN and is the touring drummer for the Country music Hall of Fame Act “The Oak Ridge Boys”. “I am honored and excited to be a part of the DrumTac family and can say this product has changed the way I Tune my Drums”! My sound guys LOVE every bit of the Drumtac’s, and they are always in my bag at every event.
For Jimmy Elcock, music isn’t an occupation; it’s a lifestyle. From the age of four, he was playing the piano at his grandmother’s house. After an opportunity to play a PVC instrument of his own design with the Blue Man Group, Jimmy was hooked for life. Through middle school and high school, Jimmy studied at the New England Conservatory taking advanced classes in transcription, theory, aural skills, composition and arranging. While studying drums in Boston with Gary Fieldman and Kenwood Dennard, Jimmy gigged extensively, and recorded his first record with Cara Campanelli. In college, Jimmy studied Music Industries at Loyola University New Orleans under John Snyder (GRAMMY winning producer of Etta James), which culminated in an internship with New Voice Entertainment (Tully Kennedy, Kurt Alison, Rich Redmond-the powerhouse band and producers behind Jason Aldean). When he isn’t on the road with acts such as Abigail Rose, Cole Taylor and Jones Unleashed, Jimmy assists New Voice Entertainment and resides in Nashville as a touring/studio drummer.
Drumtacs Artist Jimmy Elcock recently announced his teaming up with Jamie Lynn Spears as her drummer/percussionist and bandleader. 2014 looks to be another break out year for Jimmy ! Looking forward to huge things …
Multi-hyphenate Dexter Story is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, music producer, music director and freelance go-to music guy. Named after the jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon by his audiophile father, Story grew up on a steady diet of music theory, guitar and piano which eventually led to him fronting and touring in local Los Angeles bands by age 14. While earning his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and Bordeaux’s National Conservatory of Music in France, Story performed with a diverse array of masters including Wynton Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Ernie Watts, John Stubblefield, Slide Hampton, Jeff Narell and Eric Reed. Alongside a successful on-stage music career, Story also worked in every facet of the music industry business (from marketing director at Priority, Def Jam and Bad Boy Records to talent buyer at the legendary LA club Temple Bar) enjoying 15 years at the epicenter of popular music culture. His latest and most notable endeavors are this Summer’s stellar “Young Gifted & Nina” tribute at Grand Performances to the late great Nina Simone a year after directing the highly-acclaimed “Peace Go With You, Gil” tribute concert in the Summer of 2012. Story collaborates regularly with producer/DJ Carlos Niño as co-founder of the breakthrough experimental group The Life Force Trio as well as with acclaimed jazz/vocalist Dwight Trible, international producer Mark de Clive-Lowe and Todd Simon’s Ethio Cali Ensemble. Dexter Story has toured and recorded with Sa-Ra, Quadron, Madlib’s Yesterday’s New Quintet, Sam Barsh, Steve Spacek, The Long Lost (Daedelus’ and Laura Darling’s duet), Build An Ark, Rumer Willis, Nick Rosen among others. Most notably, he just released his debut album “Seasons” in February 2013 on Kindred Spirits which features a who’s-who of underground and international talent. Story also produced a World Stage benefit concert and tribute to Kenny Burrell at the Ford Theatre in August 2013 and is readying the release of his East African grooves record “Wondem” on Plug Research.
He currently lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at thelifeforcetrio(@)gmail.com
Sean Fuller born and raised in Evansville Indiana was meant for drums at an early age. Coming from a musical family where everyone played an instrument, it was noticed as soon as pots, pans, Tupperware and wooden stir spoons were missing and tore up at the l age of 6. Soon taking lessons from a local drum instructor Greg Tooley, Sean learned all the basics. Reading basic notation and rudiments to simple rock grooves and focus on timekeeping was the agenda. After working the local circuit in various rock and pop cover bands, sean made the leap to Nashville where he would be the small fish In a big pond of great musicians and drummers. Sean honed in on his craft in downtown Nashville bars and made a name for himself over the course of three years during which he had worked his way into doing many demo recordings for various hit songwriters such as Hilary Lindsey, Dallas Davidson and many more. This is where sean would meet his first artist, Luke Bryan. Sean played the early stages of Luke’s career and even made it into a couple early videos such as “we rode in trucks” and “all my friends say”. Two huge hits for Luke. Sean, being a heavily influenced rock drummer got an offer to join a new rock group based out of Jackson Tennessee with huge promise called “vulpine”. Although it never made the big time, Sean shared the stage nightly with acts such as Saliva, non point, dark new day and hinder to name a few. After Vulpine, Sean found himself back in the country world after auditioning for artist Justin Moore. Sean would spend the next 5 years with Justin during which he toured relentlessly sharing big stages with big name acts such as Brooks and Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Sarah Evans, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, ZZ Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Sean would make the best move of his life after this with pop country sensation Florida Georgia Line. With their hip hop, pop, r and b, and rock feel, it was right up Sean’s alley. Sean has now developed more as a drummer that is sought after for live performance, teaching, clinics and recording than ever before! You can catch Sean on the current 2013 fall headline tour with Florida Georgia Line “here’s to the good times” currently happening and next year when FGL joins Jason Aldean on the 2014 stadium tour.
For more information on Sean Fuller, please visit the following sites
Sean Fuller’s Offical Website: seanfullerrocks.com
Sean Fuller Rocks on Facebook
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Performed/Recorded/Toured with Dancing With Ellie , Sha Sha Boom, Price Jones, Head Of Phineas Gage, Jack Johnson, Mouthful Of Bees, Suffering Bastards, The Eric Davis Band, Elizabeth Lee, Larry Chaney, Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), Shelby Lynne, Wynonna, Little Anthony and the Imperials, John Hiatt, Jo Dee Messina, Phil Vassar, Walker Williams, Huey Lewis, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Aaron Lines, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, Sammy Hagar, Trick Pony, John Popper, Dusty Drake, Ira Dean, Heidi Newfield, Moderately Sauced , Colt Ford
Kris Castillo has been with Drumtacs since early this year … We Credit Kris to his multiple use of Drumtacs on his snare
” The Tacapillar ” !!
Salida 7 tours internationally and is in the process of finishing up their latest project to be released soon …
Dave Hidalgo Jr has been crushing drums with Social Distortion and CJ Ramone for years now and is another Journey Man Assuming Control since the beginning …
Sean Winchester is one of the original Drumtacs Artists and has been with us since the beginning … Touring with Everclear and Something Bot Metro as well as side projects with Bow Wow Wow have kept him working non stop the last 3 years … Sean also can be found at Clinics giving his time to spread his vast knowledge to his students from his personal lessons and places like the Musicians Institute.
Paul Simmons Assumed Control not that long ago and has been a valued Crew member ever since … currently out with Tom Keifer Rocking the states …
Paul spent the last 6 years on an endless tour with the REverend Horton Heat and is well known for his time spent with Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers …