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Todd Sucherman

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Todd Sucherman (born May 2, 1969) is an American

drummer, who is best known for having been a member
of Styx since March 1995.

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Sucherman grew up in a musical family and followed in

his fathers footsteps by playing the drums. His father,
Arnold J. Sucherman, was a doctor by day and a drummer
by night, playing in the house band at the famed Chez
Parre' in Chicago. His mother, Jo (Seiwert) Sucherman,
was an actress in the 1950s and 60s.

Todd Sucherman discography at

Todd Sucherman Drummerworld page
Todd Sucherman interview in English and German

Sucherman started playing at two years old. His rst paying gig was with his brothers at the age of six under the
name The Sucherman Brothers. The band consisted of
Paul on keyboards, Joel on bass, and Todd on drums.
Sucherman attended Niles West High School, and then
the Berklee College of Music from September 1987 to
May 1988. There he studied with Skip Hadden, Ian Froman, and Gary Chaee, a world-renowned educator.
In 1988, Sucherman returned to Chicago and quickly established himself as a noted session musician. As an
in-demand player for live and session work, Sucherman
recorded with Styx in March 1995 when they decided to
re-record "Lady", now titled Lady '95, for their 1995
Greatest Hits album, though he was uncredited. In February 1996 when it came time for the Return to Paradise
tour and drummer John Panozzo was unable to perform,
Styx asked Sucherman to join them for the tour. After
John Panozzos death on July 16, 1996, Sucherman became a full-time member, appearing on the 1997 live album, Return to Paradise.
In addition to Styx, he has played with such artists as
Brian Wilson, Tommy Shaw, Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, The Falling Wallendas, Steve Cole, and Spinal
Tap, among others.
In September 2008, Sucherman was a featured artist in
the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival. He also appeared on the cover of the October 2008 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, and in 2009 Modern Drummer
Magazine voted him number one Rock Drummer in the
The gear he currently endorses are Pearl drums, percussion and hardware, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals
and Pro-Mark drumsticks. Biological Cousins: Sylvia
Seiwert, Luke Seiwert
On November 30, he announced via Instagram that he
and his wife are expecting a baby.


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