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Jimmy Kadesch

Hoodie Allen


With MEINL since:



October 05, 1987

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Nashua, NH

Currently living in:

Boston, MA

Drumming since:

1998 (age 11)

Car that you currently drive:

the VIBE

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Snowboarding, Hiking/Climbing, writing music, Golfing, Partying, Traveling

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:

Egg Nog (not with steak)


Dave DiCenso, Larry Finn

Highlight of your career so far:

Graduating Berklee and meeting and playing with a bunch of my idols along the way!  

Drumming strengths:

Rudimental Facility, Speed, Energy, Cleanliness.          

Drumming means to me:

I love being part of a community where everyone is passionate and can show it whatever crazy way they want. It means being on a lifelong journey that gets me up in the morning every single day. I love entertaining people by hitting stuff hard with sticks, and making stanky face grooves.               

Advice for up and coming drummers:

1. Practice hard 2. Know what you like. 3. If it was easy, everyone would do it. 4. Enjoy it 5. Set yourself apart 6. Don’t force it (see #4)                      

How would you describe yourself:

I’m 23, but have no intention of growing up anytime soon. I’m up for literally anything. I love my family and friends. I want to be on a wild musician’s journey until I can’t physically continue. I want to soak up all the world has to offer. I’m always working towards a goal, but always go with the most fun option. I live a dual life as a musician and as a professional cup stacker. Not really, that would be weird. I’m not very tall, but I can lift most people off the ground. Are you sold yet ladies?

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

Whoa, I did that?