Topher Stott

The GoodBones

Topher Stott

About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2020

Nationality
Canada

Main Affiliations
The GoodBones
Topher Stott + The Outliers

Other Affiliations
The Saints Of Cinema
Jarvis Church
Meshmusic

Website
www.topherstott.com

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„Paiste were the instruments of my heros. Paistes have a sound that is all their own. They feel like home to me and I am honored to be able to play these instruments.“

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Biography

Topher Stott is a drummer and music director based out of Toronto, Canada. His band, The GoodBones is a purpose-built backup band that has backed up more than 150 in the past 7 years on Tv and live stages including 5 nationally broadcast after parties for the Canadian Juno Awards. The band has been pegged as “Canada’s Back up band by the CBC. Highlights of the artists the Topher has backed up include Big Boi, Indigo Girls, Jim Cuddy, En Vogue, Alice Cooper, Alan Doyle. Steve Cropper, Lion Babe, Dj Logic, Gowan, Clay Cook, Ria Mae, Kristian Bush, Arrested Development, Stephen Page, Jarvis Church, Swollen Members, Haviah Mighty, Gowan, Classic Albums Live, Earl Slick, Omar Lye-Fook, Reeves Gabrels, Richie Sambora, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Northern Touch All-Stars, Fastball, The Weather Station, Joey Shithead (DOA), Cadence Weapon and more. Topher prides himself on the care that they band takes to put artists at ease. “Our first job is to take good care of the artists and the music, and have a great time doing it. Topher studied performance at York University where he earned a Bachelor Of Fine Arts (Honours) and was later asked to be an adjunct professor of Contemporary Improvisation there.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 24"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, silky, powerful, deep. Fairly wide range, fairly complex mix. Responsive, soft feel with powerful attributes. Somewhat papery stick sound with a glassy undertone over fairly dark and cloudy wash. Very versatile ride cymbal with good crash-ability for classic rock music applications. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Van Halen" drummer Alex Van Halen.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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