Scott Pellegrom

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2021

Biography

Scott Pellegrom is known throughout the drumming community as something of a “mad scientist.” His playing as a soloist, band leader, and sideman exudes creativity, from surprising ideas to blinding hand speed, using found objects to pulling unconventional sounds from conventional instruments. Videos of his hyper-creative playing can be seen on Drumeo, Paiste Cymbals, DW, and PDP social media channels, Scott’s Instagram (@scottpellegrom), and numerous other places around the web. Incorporating elements of drum and bass, jungle, and fearless improvisation into his playing, this “drummer’s drummer” defies expectation and genre, whether it’s playing jazz standards, today’s most experimental music, or anything in between. Performing since the age of 5, Scott currently works as an international clinician for Paiste Cymbals, an in-demand session player on drum set and percussion, and a chameleon-like sideman for renowned artists spanning genres and styles. His reputation as an exciting, dynamic player has helped him cultivate a globetrotting career as a clinician and educator, teaching private students, masterclasses, and performing at drum festivals around the world. With his “3-Piece Kit Solo” video on Drumeo passing 6.2 Million views, over 35,000 Instagram followers, a final four finish in the Guitar Center Drum-Off, Scott’s ability on the kit speaks for itself. His exploratory, inventive playing earned two Top 5 finishes in the 2020 Modern Drummer Readers Poll, voted among the year’s best in both the Soloist and Clinician/Educator categories. As a proud endorser of Paiste Cymbals, DW and PDP Drums, Remo Drum Heads, LP Percussion, Prologix pads, and GEWA drums, he also travels as a brand ambassador, demonstrating products at Musikmesse, PASIC, and NAMM, working closely with these companies to develop and market unique products for today’s drummers and percussionists. A self-described “rhythmist,” Scott’s passion for honing his craft seems to spill from his personality, whether performing at a festival for thousands of spectators, leading a school assembly of young non-musicians, or delivering a presentation at a TedX event. As a professional educator, Pellegrom offers both in-person and Skype/Facetime lessons, has twice been featured as a Drumeo presenter, leads workshops, and provides vital technical and philosophical information to drummers of all ages and skill levels. While his extensive career appearances and performances are too numerous to list, some noteworthy highlights include events like the Victoria Drum Fest, Montreal Drum Festival, PASIC, SXSW, Cape Breton International Drum Festival, Music China, Shanghai Music Mesa, and Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend. Scott’s recording credits include music for Funny or Die, BBC Television, National Geographic, Narcos, and commercial work for State Farm Insurance. Working with legendary film and television composer Sheridan Tongue, Scott’s playing can be heard in the score The Last Artifact, recipient of the Best Documentary Feature award at the British Documentary Film Festival.