Q: What does the Gretsch brand mean to you personally?
Legacy, fine craft, superior builds, great artist relations team and a family of fellow drummers that understand the importance of the history of drums.
Q: Other Gretsch heroes?
Charlie Watts, Steve Ferrone, Stanton Moore, Kieth Karlock, Ash Soan
Q: Best memory of playing your first Gretsch kit or your favorite Gretsch kit?
Getting my custom Broadkaster in 135th Anniversary - Emerald Green, it was a kit that I designed with David Philips and Andrew Shreve. It has all the bells and whistles and it may be the finest sounding kit I own. I received it on the day of production rehearsals in Nashville before I started a 8 week USA tour with James Bay.
Q: Gretsch Drums is celebrating its 135th Anniversary last year. How does it feel to be associated with one of the oldest drum companies in the world?
I am very grateful for all the support that Gretsch have given me. I travel a lot and can be in any point of the globe, but they always have my back. I presume that’s why they have lasted so long, determined to deliver the best in drum building and the best service. Gretsch has been producing drums for 135 years and during this time we have seen the development of the modern day drum set, all throughout the 1900, Gretsch has always been the leading drum builder during this time.