Maren Alford



Maren Alford

Maren Alford's playing style is fearless, powerful, upbeat and in-your-face. Drumming since she was 9 years old, Maren was first noticed as a Finalist and Fan Favorite in the International “Hit Like a Girl” competition for female drummers, and was recently featured on The Gretsch Company website with her 4-part blog series, “Making Dreams Come True”. As the drummer for the award-winning, all-girl power trio Not Ur Girlfrenz, Maren has headlined shows, provided tour support for renowned pop punk icons Bowling for Soup, and will join the 2018 Vans Warped Tour as part of the youngest touring band in the legendary event’s 24-year history - at the age of 13.

Maren's passion, remarkable consistency and precision behind the kit, and exciting live performances set her apart from other young artists. Although she excels in high-intensity rock and roll, Maren is a musical chameleon; having the ear and technique to pick up any groove or style thrown her way with grace.

Maren hopes to encourage and inspire a new generation through her work, with other credits including films, a stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "School of Rock - the Musical" and a television commercial for Reliant Energy aptly titled "Girl Power".

Maren's influences include Shannon Leto (Thirty Seconds to Mars), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Zac Farro (Paramore), Mark Schulman (P!nk) and John Bonham (Led Zeppelin).

Maren Alford Quote

"SledgePad has really made a difference in the quality and consistency of my bass drum sound. SledgePad gives me the attack and punch I need both in the studio and on stage - and stays in place all the time. No more dampening adjustments from one performance to the next." - Maren Alford

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  • Lays in V and allows air movement under and through the middle
  • The air vent right down the heart is what makes this design unique