Wednesday, August 24, 2011

VIDEO: Tony Royster Jr. kicks off Drum Solo Week II on Letterman

David Letterman has returned from holidays and launched a second round of Drum Solo Week on his program.

Back in June, Dave presented the first series of shows spotlighting drummers, including Anton Fig, Sheila E.,jazz legend Roy Haynes and Rush legend Neil Peart.

This time out, The Late Show brings in hitters like Tony Royster Jr. (Mon), Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree (Tue), Stewart Copeland (Wed) and wraps up with jazz drummer Dennis Chambers (Thu).

Tony Royster Jr. kicked off Drum Solo Week II on Monday.

Royster’s bio includes winning the Guitar Center National Drum-Off competition Hollywood in 1995 (at the age of 11), being voted #1 Up and Coming Drummer by Modern Drummer magazine and in 1997, he was at the Modern Drummer festival, being the youngest to shock the crowd.

Royster has played with Imajin, Lazyeye, New Flava and En Vogue. He performed on the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards show at the age of 15, and an international tour in 2001 backing #1 selling Japanese artist Hikaru Utada as well as performing with Paul Shaffer in the Nickelodeon House Band. In addition, he is also currently playing with Francisco Fattoruso, Jay-Z and his own band.

Tony Royster Jr. – drum solo
Drum Solo Week II
Late Show with David Letterman – August 22, 2011

See also:

VIDEO: Rush’s Neil Peart rocks Drum Solo Week on Letterman
VIDEO: Roy Haynes rocks Drum Solo Week on Letterman
VIDEO: Sheila E. rocks Drum Solo Week on Letterman
VIDEO: Anton Fig kicks off Drum Solo Week on Letterman