Seth Faulk (US)
#The Nightmare River Band, Cara Salimando, Jay Stolar
Paiste Artist Since May 2008
14" Twenty Hi-Hat
17" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Crash Mark I
18" Signature Reflector Full Crash
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
20" Masters Dark Crash Ride
21" Signature Dark Full Ride
Born and raised on a small horse farm in up-state New York, Seth Faulk spent much of his early childhood riding horses and banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons. By age 4 he had already played his first toy drumset into the ground, and at age 7, his grandfather bestowed upon him an electric-blue ludwig 4-piece drum kit that was the beginning of a long and fruitful marriage to music. The next day, he began studying drums with New York City session player Ron Negro (who now plays drums Broadway's 'Rock Of Ages'), and later studied classical percussion with the legendary Jim Petercsak (Liza Minelli, Dianne Warwick, Sammy Davis Jr.), Dominic Donato (Talujon, Newband), Ray Desroches (New Jersey Percussion Ensemble), and Ralph Guzman (Hudson Valley Philharmonic). In 2006, Seth graduated from the Purchase School Of The Arts with a Bachelors degree in Studio Production.
In 2007 he was awarded the title of "Best Drummer" at the Emergenza International Music Festival & Battle-Of-The-Bands World Finals in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Bayern, Germany. He has toured both nationally and internationally, and played for audiences in The US, Germany, Russia, Israel, and The Dominican Republic.
Still young in his career, Seth has performed before thousands as a freelance musician at festivals across the country and overseas, including Freedom Fest, The Dewey Beach Music Festival, SXSW, Emergenza, and The Taubertal Open-Air Music Festival, and his discography includes such artist as Ingrid Michaelson, April Smith & The Great Picture Show, The Woes, Fire Flies, Alexa Wilkinson, The Nightmare River Band, and many others. He can also be seen in music videos alongside Rihanna, Ian Axel, and Jenny Owen Youngs, as well as in the Warner Bros feature film 'Music & Lyrics' starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.
Currently, Seth is spending most days working as a freelance drummer-for-hire in New York City, or touring and recording with Cara Salimando, Alexa Wilkinson, or The Nightmare River Band.