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Chris Vest

Framing Hanley


With MEINL since:



July 01, 1986

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Austin, TX

Currently living in:

Nashville, TN

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Mb20 Medium Heavy Crash 20"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

2001 Chevy Silverado

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Lots of hockey, photography, and going fast!

Favorite Food:

Anything Italian

Favorite Drink:

Green Tea


Me, myself, and I.

Highlight of your career so far:

There are too many amazing memories to name just one. I think being able to play drums in front of a different crowd every night, and seeing all of the U.S. in the process has been one big highlight in general.

Drumming strengths:

Whether it's in the studio, practice or a show, I always try to play with a lot of energy and intensity.

Drumming means to me:

Everything! Playing drums is my release. There's nothing like it.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Don't be afraid to take chances, give everything you do 110%, take pride in your work, and you'll see the fruits of your labor.

How would you describe yourself:

A hard working, driven person who likes to laugh a lot and have a good time.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I gave everything I had and was able to see the world while playing music that I love.