We have many players who own Spirit Drum's Snares, who cannot officially endorse our drums due to lucrative sponsorship deals. Amongst them are Billy Cobham and Cindy Blackman,
All our endorsees are players we have made personal connections with and feel reflect the Spirit Drums philosophy.
USA and UK
Steve first came into the international spotlight in the 1970's as the drummer for the Average White Band. Steve's funk and jazz flavored rock approach has made him one of the most popular drummers in music today. After stints with such luminaries as Chaka Kahn, Eric Clapton, and Brian Ferry, Steve is now putting his talents to use as the drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. One of LA's top session drummers Steve has thousands of recording credit's to his name and is proud to add Spirit Drum's to his arsenal.
"As well as being made by two of the nicest guy's on the planet Spirit drums have made a range of snares that are without equal in the Studio "
'Innocent Criminals' (Ben Harpers band)
||Based in LA Dean is constantly touring and recording with Ben Harper. In Feb 99 Dean played on Ben Harper's Burn To Shine with his 5 &1/2" Spirit snare.
"The fact that It's turned from a solid log is incredible in itself. The response and warmth is truly amazing. In my opinion Spirit Drums make world class drums."
Papua New Guinea and Australia
Our close neighbour, based in Cairns (where we live), and touring the world extensively with Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi. Ben is the first player to record with our solid shell kit and has also recorded with Telek at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios.
"I've tried it in live rooms and dead rooms and it still speaks clearly. Seriously, this drum beats any snare I have played! I can't wait for my kit."
Ronald Bruner jnr.
17 year old Ronald is a young player to watch out for! Schooled in Jazz, he has already performed onstage with jazz icons Wayne Shorter, Ernie Watts, Gerald Wilson, Gerald Albright and Bobby Rodriguez, Patrice
Rushen, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, Horace Tapscott, Clark Terry and numerous others.
He was the1997 US West Coast regional winner of Guitar Center's "drum-off" solo competion.
He so impressed us with his professionalism and playing when we met him at NAMM earlier this year we had to offer him an endorsement.
Watch out for him!