James Stewart

James Stewart

Vader
Meinl Cymbals Tama Meinl Sonic Energy

Date of birth: 07.06.1990
Star Sign: Gemini
Place of birth: Reading
Currently living in: Reading
Favourite Food: It’s got to be the Full English Roast Dinner!
Favourite Drink: English Breakfast Tea with milk, no sugar.
Car that you currently drive: I drive my Mum’s Renault Modus because I’m ‘hardcore’ like that!
Not counting drums, what do you do for fun? I like to read a lot. I can’t do it on the road because I’m too easily distracted! I also occasionally get involved with comedy writing with a group called Casual Violence. The rest of the time I just enjoy being around my family and friends while I can!
Drumming since: September 2002
With Meinl since: October 2012, but I’ve actually been using Meinl since I was 18.
Favourite Meinl Cymbal: I suppose the Mb20 18” Rock China. That was when I first thought ‘Yeah! These cymbals are definitely for me!’
Meinl Series used: It's a mix of Mb20 and Byzance
Matched or Traditional Grip: Matched
Teacher: I’ve had some really great teachers over the years: Adam Bushell, Pat Garvey, Steve White and Martin France to name a few. Look them up!!
Drumtech: Vacek Borowiec
Highlight of your career so far: Headlining the Main Stage at the Rock al Parque festival in Bogota, Colombia to approximately 50,000 people! It was such an incredible feeling – it was also the first time that I wasn’t sure if the stick I threw to the crowd was going to make it!
Drumming Strengths: Speed, power, (and I hope!) accuracy along with working in odd time signatures and with complicated arrangements and double kick.
Drumming means to me: Enjoyment, plain and simple.
Advice for up and coming drummers: Love playing! Nothing is more important.
How would you describe yourself? Hardworking, approachable and good-humoured. Oh, and short!
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say: That I was able to spend my brief time on this planet doing what I love.

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Herkunft:
Großbritannien
Band:
Vader, Written in Waters, Divine Chaos
Genre:
Death Metal