Give me a little background about
and how you became a part of its line-up.
RN: Cold Steel
is actually a drum line organizationfrom a university that
teaches at -North Carolina A&T. I always wanted to be a part of
, but didn't get accepted to the school due tothe limit of accepting out-of-state applicants.
travels and performs all over the East Coast of the States.Since I grew up watching
, I had picked up ontheir music and choreography. I've been best friends withHarvey since I was 10 and with Harvey holding theDirector's position of
, he was able to give methe opportunity to ﬁnally perform with the group.It was a true blessing!
You and some of the other
Keon Galloway and Justin Campbel
l - live in differentplaces in the US - how do you get together to work on new beats and material?
With us living in different locations we're able to useSkype to visually see each other and show ideas, musicand choreography. We're all able to pick up on music anddances fast so we can makeup routines right on the spot.
So, how did you ﬁrst get interested in drums, and do youplay any other instruments?
I was always interested in music from a young age.My father was a DJ and I always watched over his shoulderand helped him pick songs to mix. But, I grew up ina bad neighborhood and my mother didn't want me to be around the negative inﬂuences so she threw me inthe after-school marching band and that started my drumming career. I did take a few piano and guitarclasses, but at that age I was more intrigued by thedrums. I do wish I would've stuck to the other instru-ments though, haha!
How did you get involved with (German Dancehall/Reggae Band)
2012 - 2013 Tour and is thisthe ﬁrst tour of such magnitude for you?
: I thank Harvey for granting me the amazing oppor-tunity to perform with him and
. It was my ﬁrsttime performing with that type of magnitude. It was the best experience of my life!
Was this your ﬁrst time in Europe or Germany,and what did that feel like for you? Also what is it like working with
Peter Fox, Frank Dellé and Demba Nabé
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