Category Archives: Drums

Jonathan Thomas



Jonathan Thomas is an exceptional drummer in the Tampa Bay area.  From an early age, he’s been playing with most of the heavy-hitters in the Tampa music scene and he continues to do so.  He rose to a national level with the band Ascend the Hill.  Hear how he started out paying his dues, and he’s continuously working on his craft.

JonathanThomasDrums.com
@jonathanthomasdrums

 


Matt Poynter: On the Journey



Matt Poynter is an accomplished drummer who actually started out on piano. He discovered his gift at a young age and has been musically active for most of his life.  Now he’s part of a band called “The Hip Abduction.”  Their star has been rising and they’re playing national stages like Jannus live, and Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Here we talk about how he got started, and how he balances touring with working at home.

mattpoynter.com
@mattpoyntermusic


Mike Pinder: Don’t Be a Dick



Today’s guest is Mike Pinder.  He’s a drummer, and music director based in Orlando and Tampa.  In this episode, we talk about how Mike got started in music and his approach to his music career.  He sums it up quite succinctly.  “Don’t Be a Dick!”   Listen to Mike explain this point of view.

You can find Mike online:

Facebook: Mike Pinder
Instagram: @pinderrobsbanks
Web: MikePinderDrums.com

or working with his original band:

Actual Bank Robbers

or in any of these groups, and more:

The Rocket Man Show
Erica DiCeglie
Kate Judge


Dave Hamar: Learn from everything



In this episode, I talk to Dave Hamar.  He is a drummer, composer, teacher and he’s currently playing with rising star, Mandy Harvey.

We talk about getting started playing music, making the jump to be a professional, and even gear.  See if you can catch the nerd references he throws out there.  I actually really appreciate his gaming analogy!!! You’ll hear in this episode how great a story-teller he is.  That’s likely why he’s such an interesting drummer to listen to and to play with.  Be sure to listen all the way to the end.

You can find Dave online at these places.

Dave: @davehamar
YouTube
instagram.com/davehamar

Anyan Dévery:  @anyandeveryband
anyandeveryband.com
instagram.com/anyandeveryband
anyandeveryband@gmail.com

Mandy Harvey:
mandyharveymusic.com

Florida Bjorkestra:
thefloridabjorkestra.com

This episode was recorded in April of 2017. Dave will be back for more.