Drum Stuff

Shawn Killaly emotes! Whether he’s backing the indie soul sounds of AHI, the folk leanings of the new school or the eclectic electric musings of his own projects, Killaly controls it all with his face. His drumming swagger and his unorthodox drum setups have travelled the world playing for the letters (CBS, CBC, BBC, NPR, SXSW, NXNE), every international festival you can think of (blues, folk, jazz, pop, rock, stuff inbetween), amphitheatres to house concerts and hotspots from the UK to the tropics and back. He’s been fortunate enough to share stages and tours with such notables as Mavis Staples, Michael Franti, Lauren Daigle, Blackalicious and The Cat Empire. He’s featured on recordings that are archived in the Smithsonian and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (NMC). He’s been blurbed about in Drummer Magazine (UK). He plays Frankendrums (Courtesy of TRS Custom Drums), Frankencymbals, Evans drumheads, the air and, sometimes, himself. He finds E.T. fascinating. He likes how infuriating the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is. He is a good guy.

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