Drake - Canada
Before being fully capable of reaching a foot pedal, at the age of three, Adrian’s passion for the drums was evident. While playing during church services, his natural sense of timing and rhythm was evident from a young age. Adrian’s growing enthusiasm encouraged him to fine-tune his talent, through constant practice, and begin the pursuit toward becoming a renowned Canadian drummer. Despite criticism received regarding the Canadian music industry’s recognition of drummers, Adrian labored tirelessly toward his goal.
During his high school years, Adrian was the recipient of many music awards which included being named Musician of the Year for three consecutive years. This was followed by his school receiving the Band of the Year Award in an Ontario-wide musical competition. While still in high school, Adrian was given the opportunity to play with the Toronto-based choir Freedom 2 Worship. This led to him playing in his first live recording shortly after. This propelled Adrian’s recognition in the Canadia music industry.
As Adrian continued to become a well-noted musician, his drumming status grew, along with his client base.
Various artists Adrian has played for include:
Grammy Award Nominee: Drake
Grammy Award Winners: Drake, Jay Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nikki Minaj Carvin Winans
Grammy Award Nominee: Melanie Fiona
Grammy Award Nominee: Vashawn Mitchell
Steller Award Winner: Kim Burrell
Juno Award Winners: Jully Black, Kreesha Turner,
Juno Nominees: Dru Grange, Londa Larmond and Divine Brown
Adrian has opened up for artists such as:
Grammy Award Winners: Alicia Keys, Kirk Franklin and Israel and New Breed Seller Award Winners: Tye Tribbett and G.A. and Tonex
Along with artists: Ricky Dillard and New G, CoCo (Lead singer of SWV), and many other Canadian artists.
He has also, played in the attendance of, former President, Bill Clinton.
In an effort to perfect his craft, Adrian is presently with Drake. Adrian endeavors to continue to build his client base, with the desire of touring with a recording artist.
Piano Black (103)
22x20 bass drum
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Series snare
P3000C Demon Drive Chain pedal
DR503 ICON drum rack
CH1000 cymbal holder x7
S2000/C snare stand
H2000/C hi hat stand