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Desmond Davis
Hunter Hayes - United States


Desmond Davis the “BlackDrumHippie”, is a versatile drummer hailing from the west side of Chicago who has developed a talent and passion for playing drums for over twenty years. Desmond honed his skills in the Baptist church playing gospel music however; he is well-rounded with the ability to play just about any genre known. Those genres include but are not limited to; rock, pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, and blues.

With growing notoriety, Desmond has played & shared the with countless artists including Stellar & Grammy Award nominated gospel artist Johnathan McReynolds, Stellar & Grammy Award winning gospel artist Donald Lawerence, Stellar Award nominated gospel artist Todd Dulaney, Grammy nominated artist and TV One’s R&B Divas star Syleena Johnson, and Grammy Award winning Hip-hop artist Rhymefest.

Currently the “BlackDrumHippie” is the musical director for Atlantic Records rising ghetto gospel rapper Sir the Baptist. He has played many venues during his career with the recent pleasure of playing on Emmy Award nominated late night talk show NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers with Sir the Baptist and in one of the world’s largest musical festivals; Lollapalooza with soul and pop artist Janelle Kroll.

As of late Desmond has continued to record and tour with more dates forthcoming.

Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Crystal Rain
8x7 tom
10x8 tom
12x8 tom
16x16 floor tom
22x18 bass drum
20x14 gong drum
10x5 snare drum
13x5 Omar Hakim Signature Snare
14x6.5 SensiTone Steel Snare 

BC930 Boom Stand x 7
B1030 Boom Stand
P3000C Demon Chain Pedal
H2050 Hi-Hat Stand Stand
S1030 Snare Stand
TC1030 Tom/Cymbal Stand
TH900S Tom Holder
TH900I Tom Holder x 2
ADP20 Adapter x 2