Johnny Rabb is an active live and studio drummer. He is the live and session drummer for the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul.
Johnny has been fortunate enough to develop a series of cymbals with the MEINL cymbal company. His Drumbals and Safari cymbals are part of the Generation-X line. He is also the founder of his own drumstick company. He continues to design and develop new sounds and innovations for his unique concepts on the drums.
As an author, Johnny continues his passion for education. He released The Official Freehand Technique Book/CD. Johnny was also voted #1 Best Educational Author by Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll for his book Jungle Drum ‘N’ Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set.
He has performed with a wide range of artists such as Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, Maynard Ferguson, DJ Hype, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready.
He has traveled worldwide conducting countless clinics and master classes including the Montreal Drumfest, PASIC, Musik Messe, Meinl Drum Festival, Drummer Fest (Belgium) and the Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, to name a few. He has also instructed at world renown drum camps, including KOSA and RHYTHM (Bavarian Music Academy).
Bennie Rodgers II
Bennie has been the drummer behind some of the worlds biggest artist for over a decade. After years with Mariah Carey and K-pop stars BIG BANG, he is currently the drummer for the biggest girl group in the world; BLACKPINK!
“A sliding kick-drum can ruin your concentration, a moment or even your whole set. KickBlock is a drummer’s life hack that is needed on every level of playing”
Darshan Doshi is an Indian drummer, educator & composer. He started drumming at the age of 2. His name is in the Limca Books of records as the ‘Youngest Drummer of India’. Darshan has recorded for several Bollywood films like Rock On, Fitoor, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Black, Dhoom 2 & many more. He is also part of the Coke Studio India & Mtv Unplugged house band. He is currently touring with artists like Salim-Sulaiman, Amit Trivedi, Farhan Akhtar, Adnan Sami & Purbayan Chatterjee. He also endorses Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vicfirth Sticks, Roland Products, BigFatSnareDrum, Snareweight & AKG Mics.
Dre Energy is the drummer for the Cirque Du Soleil Quidam show for six years and an educator around the world. Dre, a native of St. Louis, began playing the drums at two years old. Watching his brother play every Sunday morning at church fascinated him so much that he wanted to become a professional drummer. Since then Andre has been blessed to tour with numerous artists and shows from the United States to Europe and beyond.
Dre balances his time seeing the world with Cirque Du Soleil performing hundreds of nights a year, with headlining clinics, and his various entrepreneurial ventures. Dre holds numerous clinics and masterclasses across the globe, especially in China. He is also a businessman with his own practice pads, shoes, and cymbal line with Samsun.
Siemy Di is a London based drummer, percussionist, and educator. Siemy has played with the likes of Roy Ayers, David Bowie, Terry Bozzio, Mofro, Jimmy Somerville, Zucchero, S Club 7, and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice/Spice Girls). He is also a member of the infamous African Jazz All-Stars and Master Drummers of Africa alongside some of Africa’s most beloved talent. Siemy shares his immense skills with us through his online course Pad Revolution, appearances on Drumeo and his youtube channel.
“What I love about drums is the challenge of combining the animal and the intellectual aspects of it. I love the physicality of playing-the sweating and the pounding of the drums but I’m also drawn to the intellectual side of exploring rhythm in a complex manner.”
A master of Western and African rhythms, Drummer and percussionist Mokhtar Samba has played alongside the most prestigious of musicians, including Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Youssou N’Dour, Mariah Carey, Patti Smith, Carlos Santana, ONG National French Jazz Orchestra, Carlinhos Brown, Eddy Louis, Jean Luc Ponty, Manu Dibango, etc. to name but a few. From his debut with Hamsa Music to the legendary Ultramarine (featuring Etienne M’Bappé, Mario Canonge and N’Guyen Lê, among others), Mokhtar has proven to be a diligent, vigorous yet inventive explorer. From innovative sonorities to imaginative mixing, Mokhtar has conveyed a multifaceted talent for western harmonies, as well as African rhythms and Bedouin tunes. His rigorous and consistent quest is a search for "Musical Graal": music with no frontiers. Such is his capacity to revive cultural heritage to a universal dimension that speaks to all souls.
Logan Ellis Sheppard is an 19 yr old L.A. based drummer, percussionist, and producer who has been playing drums since the age of six, and performing professionally since the age of twelve. Logan has played with artists such as Paul Reed Smith, Ellis Hall (Tower of Power), Bunny Brunel (Chick Corea), George Lynch (Dokken), Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton) and Bruce Kulick (KISS), and has shared the stage with John Mayer, Phantogram and Olivia O’Brien.
Logan has performed at Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads, SXSW, the Dallas International Guitar Festival and on the final Vans Warped tour. He’s as comfortable working in the studio as he is on stage, whether creating reimagined drum covers, or recording an original album at 15 years old with iconic producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins). Logan’s recent recording sessions include tracking drums on the title track of the new SCOOB! (Scooby Doo) movie.
Though well-versed in a wide variety of playing styles, Logan’s adoration of jazz, fusion and funk drives him to rise to the level of drumming’s most elite players, while developing a sound that is uniquely his own.
Logan is an active peer mentor, a FREE2LUV anti-bullying advocate, and a vocal advocate for children and young adults on the autism spectrum