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Sam Smith

Ben Folds


With MEINL since:



February 28, 1981

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:


Currently living in:

Nashville, TN

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Jazz Medium Thin Crash 18"

Drumming since:

Age 11

Car that you currently drive:

2006 Toyota Camry

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Draw, illustrate, design, watch films, write about films, collect toys, watch basketball, play frisbee.

Favorite Food:

Annie's Mac & Cheese

Favorite Drink:

Taiwanese milk tea w/boba


Myself and my friends

Highlight of your career so far:

Playing Fuji Rock festival in Japan and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Drumming strengths:

Imitating the drummers I love, playing melodically, and having fun.

Drumming means to me:

Making people feel music and making people move.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Listen. Play other instruments. Learn, then forget everything you've learned and stop thinking.

How would you describe yourself:

 Creative and passionate, and pretty much in love with art and life.

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

I made some small contribution to the history of music, and the music I created made people happy.