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LIGHTNING STRIKES / DRUMMER-PERCUSSIONIST 

  
 In the late 1950's a legendary percussionist had started the rock-n-roll movement in the Midwest with undeniable class, and style. Providing the backbeat for artists Chuck Berry, and later Ike and Tina Turner. In the early 1960's that legendary percussionist passed on his talent to his legacy Lightning Strikes.
 
 Lightning born, February 17, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri  immediately began showing signs of being a percussion prodigy, learning stick handling at the age of one. At the age of three Lightning had already mastered snare drum rudiments, within one year the percussionist had moved onto a full size kit. At age five he was enrolled into a percussion training school. Within two classes though the budding prodigy was already well ahead in the art than any of his peers. Lightning had acquired more knowledge from his legendary father that everyone soon realized. Learning intricate rhythm patterns, stick handling techniques, and foot rudiments that can only be truly learned through constant practice, and continual guidance from a professional entertainer.
 
 In 1968, at the young age of five, Lightning began performing professionally on stage with some of the best musicians in St. Louis. During the next few years Lightning, would perform, and continue honing the skills he acquired throughout his teenage years. Eventually forming a few groups that performed locally throughout the bi-state region at many prominent venues such as Club Imperial, and Stages.
 
 In 1995 Lightning began taking his professional career more serious, and started composing tracks for future releases.
 
 In 1997, Lightning eventually met up with bassist Action Jackson. The duo instantly clicked and formed one of the tightest rhythm sections in the area. Performing with Lickity Split for about three years before the duo parted ways to persue other projects.
  
 In 2000 Lightning decided to continue composing tracks. During the next few years he eventually ended up with enough material for three full length albums. 
 
 In 2002, Lightning called upon his longtime friend, and bassist Action Jackson to see if he would be interested in performing together again. Action Jackson agreed that reforming the rhythm section between the two would be a great experience. The duo then held auditions for a guitarist that could handle the direction that the band would take. Lightning, and Action Jackson found a left handed six string grinder with the potential to take the group to the next level. That guitarist would eventually be replaced by the original guitarist from the 1997 group Lickity Split, due to the incapability of the original guitarist to record and tour vigorously.
 
 Lightning eventually began releasing all of his solo works during 2002/2003. Which was followed up with a group release, featuring collaborative works with Action Jackson. "WE GOT YOU COVERED..." was released in 2003, and garnered the hit single "Chainsaw" which was picked up by commercial airwaves across the nation. With regular airplay rotation and recognition from the national releases, launching onto The Top 40 Charts.
 
 In 2004 Lightning recorded a live dvd, and the video for the single "Chainsaw" was picked up by VH1, and Fuse TV gaining a larger fanbase, and a strong foothold in the entertainment industry.
 
 With more national releases, thousands of miles, and thousands of live performances ranging from intimate settings to large stadiums fast forward to 2011, which brings endorsements and a refocused outlook. The music continues.   

 
Throughout my musical career I've had a chance to meet and perform with various great high profile artists/musicians. The best part of performing though is actually getting to meet the thousands of fans that support, and purchase the music.

HUGE THANKS TO JAKE CARDWELL, AND EVERYONE AT C&C CUSTOM DRUMS. I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT, YOUR KITS ARE HANDS DOWN THE BEST QUALITY SOUNDING INSTRUMENTS ON THE MARKET.  

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