"While we are a fairly new band on the scene, my experience playing and performing throughout the years has greatly transformed my mental approach to music, drumming, and performing. When I first started drumming I was concerned with playing everything perfectly. This was a blessing and a curse for me. It fueled me to practice constantly but also made the instrument a symbol of frustration at times. After the passing of my drum teacher/mentor of the past eleven years, Johnny Byrne (touring drummer for KC and the Sunshine Band), in July 2018, drumming didn’t feel quite the same. I found myself hitting a plateau in my abilities and passion for the instrument..."
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