Drums

Brandon Gick
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Brandon Gick would consider himself “the working class drummer”, jumping from genre to genre and making the most of his time in each. Brandon has been playing drums for fourteen years, professionally for eight, and teaching for two. Brandon started playing drums at twelve years old in his parent’s farmhouse basement being inspired by the fast grooves and licks of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. After a few years of being self taught/attending high school band from ages twelve to seventeen, he took private lessons with Dr. Pam Nave of Purdue University. Through these lessons he was able to attend Ball State University where he studied and participated in the percussion and jazz studios. Brandon studied orchestral and latin percussion with Dr. Bruno Cabrera and jazz drum set with Cassius Goens from 2014-2017.

Throughout his professional career, Brandon has played multiple genres including: pop punk/post-hardcore, indie rock, rock fusion, jazz, funk, and ccm. Most notably, he played in the rock fusion group Porch Kat out of Indianapolis, IN (2018-2022). The band headlined Indianapolis venue HIFI multiple times and opened for national acts Pink Talking Fish at the Vogue. Brandon also served as a music worship team leader for the First Methodist Church in Plainfield, Indiana where he played drums with the worship band (2019-2022). Brandon moved to Nashville to pursue full time musicianship in 2022 where he has been successful at finding this between teaching and gigging around the broadway and local music scenes.
Brandon believes that a solid rudimental foundation, genre exploration, and a solid practice of limb independence are keys to being a great drummer. He goes above and beyond to implement important musicianship skills to his students, developing a their fundamental knowledge and technique, as well as real life active listening skills with a group in various settings like live performance, rehearsal, and studio recording

Rock: Pearl Vision Birch
Kick: 22”
Snare: 14” maple Gretsch catalina 13” Pearl Joey Jordinson signature Rack Tom: 12”
Thin Crash
Floor Tom: 16”

Country/ Pop/ Funk/ Jazz: Gretsch Catalina MapleKick: 20”
Snare: 14”
Rack Tom(s): 10”, 12” Floor Tom: 14”

Cymbals:
Hi Hats: 14” Meinl thin jazz hats
Right Crash: 18” Zildjian A Custom Left Crash: 18” Meinl Hand Hammered
Ride: 22” Meinl Traditional

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