Adam Balsam

The Wilderness of Manitoba

Adam Balsam


Paiste Artist Since
June 2010


Main Affiliation
The Wilderness of Manitoba

Other Affiliations
The Most Serene Republic
Mad Ones
Eamon McGrath


Adam Balsam

Cymbals listed from left to right

15" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat (Discontinued)
20" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride


A multi-instrumentalist since a young age, Adam Balsam has been active in the Toronto music community for close to 25 years. After a stint contributing bass guitar and vocals to local pop savant Spookey Ruben, it became clear that a drum-centric focus would open the door to more opportunities. 2009 saw him take over the drum chair for Arts & Crafts chamber pop prog rockers, The Most Serene Republic. This relationship resulted in two North American tours, an adventurous EP, and the band's final LP, "Mediac". Next, Adam teamed up with alt-rock warriors Mad Ones, and promptly entered the Canterbury Music Company to record "Regretless", the bands second LP. The release was followed up by a 3 week tour of Eastern Europe. Adam is currently working with The Wilderness Of Manitoba, and is an active touring member of Eamon McGraths electric band.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds