(Drums & Percussion)
I got my first kit at 16, a blue Vista Lite Ludwig 5 piece. I wanted a drumset at the age of 6, though my Mom would not hear of it -
I took lessons for about 3 1/2 years off and on. Most of my "wood shedding" came from listening to my favorite bands over the years and playing to their music. I tended to gravitate more towards drummers -
Scarlet Friday (Original Rock, Jam Band, Jazz, Fusion)
Vital Signs (Rush Tribute Band),
Busted Stuff (Dave Matthews Tribute Band)
Pedals: by Yamaha and DW 5000.
Percussion consists of: 1 LP Cowbell, 1 LP Jam Block, 1 LP Tambourine, various other cowbells, shakers etc. Electronic Percussion: 1 double octave 'Mallet Kat' Midi Marimba controlled by a 'Roland Fantom XR' Sampler and Alesis Midi Controller. Hardware: mixed brands of: Yamaha, Pearl, etc. Dean Katona is currently endorsed by: Silver Fox Drum Sticks