VIC FIRTH ARTIST
GRANT COLLINS

Described as a ‘Master Drummer’ and one of ‘Worlds Hottest Professional Drummers’, GRANT COLLINS has an intense, almost spiritual passion for the drums. This infatuation has seen him tour his dynamic one man show, not just all over his native Australia, but also with a series of sell out international tours. He has performed for thousands at sold out venues, pushing the limits and confines as a solo performer. Grant is one of the forerunners in the industry, forever pushing the boundaries of music and leading the cutting edge of creative and unconventional drumming. His approach defies stereotypical drum set methodologies with his innovative and enthralling solo drum set compositions.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT
PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2007

Attended by thousands of drummers and percussionists, with clinics and petrformances on twelve stages featuring many of the world's finest musicians, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is THE “must see” percussion event of the year!

NEW Exclusive video interview!
Solo Composition clip #1
Solo Composition clip #2

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 An excerpt from Grant's solo composition, Swordfish
 Swordfish, Excerpt #2
 Swordfish, Excerpt #3
 Swordfish, Excerpt #4

Grants's stick of choice:
  Grant Collins Signature Model
Features a rounded bead for great articulation on cymbals and drums. In maple for a quick touch while still feeling beefy in the hands. Available exclusively through Australian Music Supply - http://www.austmusic.com.au/Vic-Firth/index.html

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He uses all four limbs both individually and as a collective to present multi-timbral soundscapes, defining the drum set as a contemporary solo instrument for the world stage. A US drum magazine was recently quoted as saying: “It’s hard to imagine a human acoustic drum kit performer advancing much beyond this level.” He has received high accolades and reviews around the world for his DVD, Live @ the Tivoli – The Official Bootleg and his CD’s Primal Instinct and Dogboy.

As well as performing around the globe, Grant in currently in the process of completing his PhD in composition and performance. This has seen his reputation grow internationally, not only in performance but also in academic and educational sectors of the arts.

Grant’s instrument is as unique as his creative musical attributes. His custom drum set is valued at over $75,000. It is a one of a kind and takes a two-man team nearly two hours to assemble, prompting comments such as ‘the kit looks more like an artistic sculpture than an instrument’ (The Morning Bulletin).

Perhaps it is best summed up by internationally renowned drummer, Dom Famularo, who had this to say about Grant:

“I travel the world performing and meeting many great drummers. It is not often I hear someone who is on the cutting edge of modern drum set performance. Well, in Australia I heard that person…Grant Collins! When you hear him, be prepared for the ride he will take you on... you will remember it for the rest of your life!”

 

Visit Grant online:
www.grantcollins.com



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