Chad Melchert (CA)
Paiste Artist Since Feb 2017
22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride
20" Masters Dark Crash
19" Signature Full Crash
17" Signature Full Crash
14" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat
Chad Melchert is one of Canada’s most sought after live and session drummers. While calling the Edmonton area home he has toured all over the world and played with artists of all genres. Chad was crowned CCMA (Canadian Country Music Awards) Drummer of the Year in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. With grooves being his specialty Korg international hired Chad to do loops for the Stageman 80 (http://www.korg.com/us/products/amplifiers/stageman_80/). A top call session musician Chad currently also fills his schedule with teaching and drumming for 25 time award winner CCMA Country Male Vocalist of the Year Gord Bamford. Having recorded and performed with the likes of Adam Gregory, Brett Kissel, Duane Steele, Chad Brownlee, Aaron Pritchett, Paul Brandt, High Valley and countless more, you have probably seen him on a stage or in a studio somewhere. Chad believes in teaching how to be a functional drummer in a band setting. Focusing on the tools the student needs to have success and in turn find the passion to make music part of one’s life is Chad’s goal. With a busy 2017 planned Chad will be touring across Canada, Australia and in the U.S with Gord Bamford. If you see he’s in your town reach out, he loves to talk about his Gear. Chad Proudly endorses, Gretsch Drums, Remo Drum Heads, Paiste Cymbals, Porter & Davies Monitoring System, Vic Firth, Woodshed Percussion and Rhythm Tech Percussion.