Justin Lack

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra

Justin Lack

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About

Paiste Artist Since
October 2010

Main Affiliations
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Elviss Simmons

„Whether I'm smashing cymbals with heavy metal bands or the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, Paiste always gives me the sound I'm looking for!“

Setup

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
16" 2002 Crash
18" 2002 Crash
20" Signature Dry Crisp Ride (discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Justin Lack started playing drums at age 12. He learned quickly and studied hard, attending Berklee College of Music in Boston MA after graduating high school to study drumset performance. After Berklee Justin joined up with rock powerhouse, Fashion Bomb, where he pounded the drums into submission as Drone 1 all over the country. He is the drummer on Jane Thatcher’s debut cd, “Poundin’ A Heartbeat” and has be played across the United States with Matt Ryd, Mike Mentzer, Xoe Wise to name a few. He has been teaching since 2000, becoming the lead drum instructor at The Rock House in Wilmette in 2008. In November 2011 Justin self published his instructional drum book and DVD, “All Beat Up A Drum-Torial”. Since moving to Los Angeles in October 2012, Justin has played around Hollywood with Happenin’ Harry And The Haptones, Sami Grisafe, Hi Tech Hate and is currently drumming for The Tokyo Death Squad and Scattered Suns, adding venues such as The Whiskey A Go-Go and The Roxy to his resume. He also joined up with the volunteer group ComunicateME. The group works with high school students in Compton to help them produce and perform original musical plays. Justin is currently accepting drum students for 1 on 1 and group lessons. Check out videos of Justin and his students playing at www.JustinLackDrums.com.

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