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James Stewart

Vader, Written in Waters, Divine Chaos


With MEINL since:



June 07, 1990

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Reading, UK

Currently living in:

Reading, UK

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Mb20 Rock China 18"

Drumming since:

September 2002

Car that you currently drive:

I drive my Mum’s Renault Modus because I’m hardcore like that!

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

I like to read a lot. I can’t do it on the road because I’m too easily distracted! I also occasionally get involved with comedy writing with a group called Casual Violence. The rest of the time I just enjoy being around my family and friends while I can!

Favorite Food:

It is got to be the Full English Roast Dinner!

Favorite Drink:

English Breakfast Tea with milk, no sugar


I’ve had some really great teachers over the years: Adam Bushell, Pat Garvey, Steve White and Martin France to name a few. Look them up!!

Highlight of your career so far:

Headlining the Main Stage at the Rock al Parque festival in Bogota, Colombia to approximately 50,000 people! It was such an incredible feeling – it was also the first time that I wasn’t sure if the stick I threw to the crowd was going to make it!

Drumming strengths:

Speed, power, (and I hope!) accuracy along with working in odd time signatures and with complicated arrangements and double kick

Drumming means to me:

Enjoyment, plain and simple

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Love playing! Nothing is more important

How would you describe yourself:

Hard working, approachable and good-humoured. Oh, and short!

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

That I was able to spend my brief time on this planet doing what I love