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James Heatley

The Answer


With MEINL since:


Place of birth:

Belfast, Ireland

Currently living in:

On the road, but Downpatrick, Co. Down, Ireland when I get a chance

Drumming since:

Age 15

Car that you currently drive:

Too embarrassing to tell...Renault 5

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

NASCAR Racing, Arm Wrestling, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Herding Cattle...

Favorite Food:

Italian, Indian, Vegitarian

Favorite Drink:

Red Wine at home, Whiskey Sours on tour, Coca-Cola always and Powerade on stage



Highlight of your career so far:

Getting signed to Albert Production's (AC/DC's publishing company). Releasing our debut album Rise. Touring Europe, Australia, Japan and getting to support some of my favourite bands such as Deep Purple, Therapy? Whitesnake, Alter Bridge, The Who...

Drumming strengths:

Playing solid and loud with lots of energy

Drumming means to me:


Advice for up and coming drummers:

Keep Belivin'. Practice when you can and don't let the bastards grind you down.

How would you describe yourself:

Using words and perhaps a slide show.

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

"I did it my way"