Tod Michael Burr


Paiste Artist Since
May 1998

United States

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Tod Michael Burr


Tod “T” Burr was born in Yonkers, New York and right from the beginning was trouble with a capital T. From banging on pots and pans, to climbing trees, riding motorcycles and generally giving his mother gray hair way too early, Tod’s earliest memories are of multiple visits to the emergency room. While in high school he discovered a natural ability to keep time and a drum set was bought with money made from working at a gas station and swimsuit modeling. In college at Arizona State University he discovered alcohol. Combining the two was a no brain-er. Much of the 80’s was spent in various cover bands all around the southwest. Many years, many bands, many beers and many embarrassing hairstyles later, Tod’s career in the 90’s and 2000’s flourished with several national and international tours, sometimes playing as many as 150 shows per year, garnering him drum endorsements and indie record deals while somehow holding down a full time job managing The SIR LA Drum Department until 2006. Today he continues to play in various original and cover bands, while teching for international bands as well. And he still has time for riding motorcycles, drinking beers and banging on pots and pans.