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Jeff MacPherson
The Book of Mormon Broadway Tour - Canada

Overview

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Jeff MacPherson has been touring the U.S. for the last fifteen years with Broadway musicals such as, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Billy Elliot’, and currently, ’The Book of Mormon’. Between tours he was a sub on the Toronto production of ‘Rock of Ages’.

Before moving to the U.S. Jeff was a mainstay on the Toronto rock club circuit and studio scene. He has also toured with many Canadian recording acts and been awarded double platinum, platinum, and gold records for his work with Charlie Major. He has appeared on the Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy Awards) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Jeff holds degrees in music from St. Francis Xavier University and McGill University.

When he’s not behind the drums he’s usually riding his bike. He has cycled all through the United States, Canada, Mexico, and France.

Asked why he plays Pearl drums, Jeff says, “I had already been playing the drums for five years before I got my first professional level set of drums. They were Pearl drums; a 6-ply, all-maple shell with four rack toms and double kicks. And I’ve played Pearl drums ever since. They were the best drums then, and they’re the best drums now.”

Thirty-six years after getting that first set of Pearl drums, Jeff still challenges himself to stay motivated. ”I'm always striving to play better than the day before; to play like it's the last time I'll ever get to play drums. The challenge of going for something you're not quite sure you will make - whether it's a difficult fill or a dynamic and subtle groove - that's what keeps me moving forward."

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Equipment Configuration

Reference Pure
Piano Black
26x18 Bass Drum
12x9 Tom
14x14 Floor Tom
16x16 Floor Tom
14x5 Snare Drum (Scarlet Fade finish)

Hardware
DR503C Drum Rack
D2500 Drum Throne
P2052B Eliminator Redline Double Pedal
H2050 Eliminator Redline Hi-Hat Stand
S1030 Snare Stand x2
CH1030B Boom Cymbal Holder x5