SIVA Addiction - United States
OverviewOklahoma City's SIVA Addiction has been setting the music industry on fire with road stints alongside artists such as Saliva, 12 Stones, Royal Bliss, Drowning Pool, Papa Roach and many others. Brandon Fields is the backbone of SIVA Addiction, as one of the band's founder members and it's hard hitting skinsman.
Fields was first drawn to music when he starting playing drums in his 5th grade school band on just a snare and a few percussion instruments. Self taught, Fields says, "I never had a single lesson and every day I learn new things to make me a better drummer." He bought his first drum kit at 19 and joined his first real band shortly thereafter.
"I listened to rap and rock back then and some other stuff but i wanted to know more about music," Brandon recalls. "I wanted to do it and see what happened, see where I could take it. I was just curious, I guess."
Brandon's first favourite drummer was Korn's David Silveria ("because he was innovative and had a totally different style") and he's always been a fan of Motley Crue's Tommy Lee. His other current favourites include Evanescence's Will Hunt. "I like the drummers who don't do too much but who are solid and do just enough for you to say 'wow.' All the guys I look up to are like this, you watch the show but the drummer is a key part of what is going on and the little things they do make you really appreciate what they're doing"
You can keep up with Brandon at www.Siva-Addiction.com
Equipment ConfigurationReference Pure: Shimmer of Oz
24x18- bass drum
13x9- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
14x6.5- Reference snare drum (brass)