James Whitaker

Bio

James is 18, and thus far too cool to have a bio. He has, however, been playing drums since he was 12, being taught by both Fozzy Dixon (The Contrast) and Spike T Smith (The Damned, Morrissey, many others). He lives in constant hope that Muse will someday release a country song, and in the meantime, persists in sneaking Dom Howard drum riffs into Sara Evans songs.

Musical Influences

Dominic Howard, Ringo Starr

Favourite Artists

Muse, Royal Blood

Gear

  • Pearl Export kit
    • 22″ bass with logo-ed skin by CustomSkins.co.uk
    • 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″ toms
    • 14″ snare
  • Stagg SH cymbals
    • 14″ hihats
    • 14″, 16″, 18″ crash
    • 20″ ride
    • 18″ China
    • 10″ splash
    • 10″ China/8″ splash stack
  • Roland TM-2 trigger system
    • Roland RT-30K kick trigger
    • Roland RT-30HR snare trigger
    • Roland BT-1 bar trigger
  • Vic Firth 5A Vic Grip sticks
  • SubZero 3 channel drum monitor