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Michael Reid
Rihanna/ Demi Lovato/ Jussie Smollett - United States


Michael Reid was always surrounded by music and began playing drums in church at an early age. A native of Baltimore, his zealous interest in drums propelled him to keep performing at every possible opportunity. As his notoriety grew, more opportunities presented themselves and he officially begin his professional career at the age of sixteen. 

Michael has traveled the world touring with various artist including, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Rihanna, Jill Scott, Joe Jonas, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D, Cece Winans, Donnie Mcclurkin, Hot Chelle Rae, Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony, and a host of others. He has also made many television appearances including, The BET Awards, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, American Idol, Britain Got Talent, Michael and Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel. Along, with a number of session work projects both studio and live. In 2010, he helped formulate a fusion/inspirational band Elevation, which shows his versatility in various styles of music. Some of his influences have been Vinnie Colaiuta, Darrel Robinson and Brian Fraiser Moore.

His hope is to inspire and encourage others by offering motivational speeches and mentoring classes to aspiring drummers. His passion is to express his love for the art of music through the rhythmic sound of drums. His humble approach will continue to make room for his success. He desires to keep growing in the profession as he strives to create a lasting impression in the music industry.



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Equipment Configuration

2015 Rihanna kit

Reference Series:
Matte Black (119)
w/ black hardware

22x18 bass drum
20x18 bass drum
8x7 tom
10x7 tom
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
14x5 Reference Series snare drum
14x6.5 Reference series snare drum
10x6 maple Popcorn snare drum

DR503C ICON Rack System
CH1030 cymbal arm x8
S1030 snare stand x3
H2000 hi hat stand
P3002C Demon Chain double pedal
D2500 throne
TH1030S tom holder x3
PTT1212 trap table


Reference Pure:
Piano Black (103)

8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x9 tom
14x14 floor tom
16x16 floor tom
22x18 bass drum
14x5 Reference Pure snare drum
10x6 Effects snare

DR503C ICON Rack System
CH1030 cymbal arm x10
TH1030S tom holder x3
S1030 snare stand x2
H2000/C hi hat stand
P3000C Demon Chain single pedal
D2500 throne