Meet OUR family...
Jake Hayden (BETH DITTO)
Jake taught himself to play the drums on anything he could make a drum out of in his native Indianapolis, Indiana. After a year of paper plate hi-hats, milk crate thrones, and air drummed double bass, a 12 year old's dream came true when mother Karen, brought home a drum set. With lessons in classical and marching percussion accompanying a never ending self education of the drum set, Hayden attended Franklin Central High School, winning 3 Winter Guard International World Championships in competitive drumming.
In 2001 Jake attended Boston, Massachusett's esteemed Berklee College of Music where he studied under Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), and Dave DiCenso (Duran Duran, Josh Grobin). During the second semester of attendance, the opportunity to sub for Mangini in the 80s New Wave Icons Missing Persons arose, and Hayden flourished. This relationship later blossomed into more than a decade of touring. Upon graduating with a BA in Professional music in 2004, plans were made to relocate to Los Angeles.
Since moving to Los Angeles Jake has played or recorded with Randy Jackson (American Idol), Cherie Currie (The Runaway's), Powerman 5000, Leif Garret, Ryan Cabrera, Sam Endicott (The Bravery), Warren Cuccurullo (Frank Zappa), The Canyons (feat Alisan Porter of the voice),Trev Lukather, Diamante (Eleven Seven Records), Paul Rey (Epic Records), Magic Giant (Razor and Tie) and is currently touring with the international pop star and former singer of the hit band "Gossip," Beth Ditto.
Television Appearances include The Later with Jools Holland Show, The Graham Norton Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Today Show, Hollywood Today, The Echo Awards (German Grammy's), Deutscher Radiopreis (German Radio Awards), Ines Nacht (Late Night German Talk Show), Quotidien (French Talk Show), and Perez Hilton TV. Live radio appearances include KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, London's BBC 6 and BBC 2, and several other notable stations both domestic and international. Headlining a long list of festival appearances are Montreaux Jazz Festival, KROQ's Weenie Roast, Rock Werchter (Belgium), Oya Festival (Norway), Open Air St. Gallen (Switzerland), and Garorock (France).
Jake endorses Paiste Cymbals, Vater Percussion, JH Audio, dR Drums U.K., and the Kelly SHU.
Bringing 2018 into focus, you may find Jake performing internationally on major Festivals, Television, and Radio shows.
COLIN JONES (Circa Waves)
Colin is most certainly one of the leading young rock star drummers of the modern era. His electric presence on stage, surrounded by amazing technique and showmanship make Colin the new Taylor Hawkins.
Music has been in Colin's vains from being a young kid. He started on the guitar at an early age, finally picking up the stix and sitting behind kit in his early teens.
Colin began drum teching in his early 20's, soon followed by the appointment as the drummer for Circa Waves in 2015. Since then, he and the band have begun to develop a worldwide following, playing some of the biggest stages around the globe.
Following the release of the bands 'Different Creatures' in the spring of 2017, Colin and Circa Waves will be headlining some major festivals and playing some big gigs in the UK and around the world this summer....
Colin is endorsed by dRdrums UK, premier drums, Sabian and Vater drum sticks.
Below is Colin's 'crackle' snare...
JOE LAZARUS (INHEAVEN)
Joe Lazarus is most certainly one of the graceful young drummers in the UK. Joe currently plays with INHEAVEN and has featured in the best newcomer drummers poll in this years RHYTHM magazine.
He started playing drums at the tender age of 5 years old. Excuse the massive cliche but drums are definitely in his blood. Joe grew up on a strict musical diet of 70's classic rock so naturally his favourite drummers are players such as John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell and Cozy Powell.
Joe's played some great shows including festival sets at Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury and BBK in Bilbao. He has toured the UK and Europe supporting Blossoms and Jamie T.
Joe and INHEAVEN are currently supporting Circa Waves on their UK and European tour.
Joe was kind enough to say...."Danny Rees was kind enough to give me a snare to play and it's safe to say I've fallen in love with it....HARD. It really is a masterpiece and I'm hugely grateful to him and the the dR team for giving me the opportunity to play it. 2017 looks to be another busy year and I'm looking forward to using my dR snare at every show".
Joe is endorsed by dR snares, premier drum company and Paiste cymbals.
Joe's snare (below) is a elm cluster over walnut with a high gloss finish...