My top five drummers

Each member of a band is key to their success. In this case I’m focusing on drummers, who my 5 favourites are and why. I encourage you to listen to some of their music, even if it’s not your style because who knows, you may enjoy some.

5. Thom Green - Alt-J

A band that’s less known out there is Alt-J, an indie rock group formed in England. Their drummer Thom Green, is a member who’s been with them from the start and has contributed a lot towards the band.

He suffers from Alport Syndrome, a condition which can cause kidney failure, and has left Thom 80% deaf. Even with this he still strives to create amazing music and shows his fans that even if you have a disability, anything can be achieved with dedication.

4. Matt Nicholls - Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon is a british hardcore-rock band, not quite the sort of music everyone but the drummer Matt Nicholls is no doubt a talented and passionate musician.

The way he moves around the drum kit is energetic and he can really get a crowd pumping.

When the band first started all he knew on the drums was how to play fast but now with 12 years of experience under his belt, he’s gained so much skill and experience he wishes to share with others.

3. Josh Dun - Twenty One Pilots

Josh Dun and is best friend Tyler Joseph are the duo that form the iconic Twenty One Pilots.

When he was young, Josh used to go to his local music store and listen to records, then recite their beats with his electric drum kit. It soon turned into a passion, opening many doors and opportunities for him to experience, which helped shaped who he is today.

In concerts, he likes to “ride” his drum set above the crowd of fans, so they feel more involved. Josh always talks about how having so many people supporting the band led to its success, showing he understands the importance of a fan base and being interactive with the audience.

2. Andy Hurley - Fall Out Boy

Andy is one of the four members of the american rock band, Fall Out Boy”. He was inspired to start drumming by bands such as Metallica and Slayer. He still owns his first drum set from when he was a teenager. He has been a part of numerous bands throughout his life, ranging in different genres and members.

What makes him one of my favourite drummers is that he’s a drummer in a popular band, but has also double-majored in anthropology and history. Being a drummer doesn’t restrict you, as you can accomplish much more just by devoting a little time to something else.

1. Ben Thatcher - Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a group consisting of two members, drummer Ben Thatcher and voclalist and bassist Mike Kerr. Even though there’s only two members, they make their music sound busy, as it seems there are more instruments being played.

They have only released one self-titled album, but more music is expected from them this year. Ben has to move all around the drum kit to keep up with Mike, using all the equipment and making it seem like it’s a piece of cake.
Ben likes to socialise with his audience, wanting their opinions on the band and how it could be improved. He’s my favourite drummer mainly because of his commitment.

Sure all other bands have to be committed to get somewhere but with only two people it’s very difficult and even though they aren’t that big yet, just wait - you’ll be hearing them one day soon.

Each member of a band is key to their success. In this case I’m focusing on drummers, who my 5 favourites are and why. I encourage you to listen to some of their music, even if it’s not your style because who knows, you may enjoy some.

5. Thom Green - Alt-J

A band that’s less known out there is Alt-J, an indie rock group formed in England. Their drummer Thom Green, is a member who’s been with them from the start and has contributed a lot towards the band.

He suffers from Alport Syndrome, a condition which can cause kidney failure, and has left Thom 80% deaf. Even with this he still strives to create amazing music and shows his fans that even if you have a disability, anything can be achieved with dedication.

4. Matt Nicholls - Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon is a british hardcore-rock band, not quite the sort of music everyone but the drummer Matt Nicholls is no doubt a talented and passionate musician.

The way he moves around the drum kit is energetic and he can really get a crowd pumping.

When the band first started all he knew on the drums was how to play fast but now with 12 years of experience under his belt, he’s gained so much skill and experience he wishes to share with others.

3. Josh Dun - Twenty One Pilots

Josh Dun and is best friend Tyler Joseph are the duo that form the iconic Twenty One Pilots.

When he was young, Josh used to go to his local music store and listen to records, then recite their beats with his electric drum kit. It soon turned into a passion, opening many doors and opportunities for him to experience, which helped shaped who he is today.

In concerts, he likes to “ride” his drum set above the crowd of fans, so they feel more involved. Josh always talks about how having so many people supporting the band led to its success, showing he understands the importance of a fan base and being interactive with the audience.

2. Andy Hurley - Fall Out Boy

Andy is one of the four members of the american rock band, Fall Out Boy”. He was inspired to start drumming by bands such as Metallica and Slayer. He still owns his first drum set from when he was a teenager. He has been a part of numerous bands throughout his life, ranging in different genres and members.

What makes him one of my favourite drummers is that he’s a drummer in a popular band, but has also double-majored in anthropology and history. Being a drummer doesn’t restrict you, as you can accomplish much more just by devoting a little time to something else.

1. Ben Thatcher - Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a group consisting of two members, drummer Ben Thatcher and voclalist and bassist Mike Kerr. Even though there’s only two members, they make their music sound busy, as it seems there are more instruments being played.

They have only released one self-titled album, but more music is expected from them this year. Ben has to move all around the drum kit to keep up with Mike, using all the equipment and making it seem like it’s a piece of cake.
Ben likes to socialise with his audience, wanting their opinions on the band and how it could be improved. He’s my favourite drummer mainly because of his commitment.

Sure all other bands have to be committed to get somewhere but with only two people it’s very difficult and even though they aren’t that big yet, just wait - you’ll be hearing them one day soon.

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