Sledgepad Artists



Phredwilliams

Is an American Hard Rock/ Metal drummer that has been playing professionally since the age of 14. Most noted for his flashy style of playing, and crazy antics behind the kit, He is best known for his work with the band Tame Fury. He is also known for his work as the drummer for rock bands SpitHead Mickey, Splitfinger, Lyme, The Deadbeats, Sylence, Citizen X, and Country acts Distant Thunder, and The Cole Degges Band.



Danny Patterson, Houston, TX
Independent / Studio Musician dannypattersonmusic.com

Born in Memphis, TN, Danny Patterson has been playing drums for over 30 years starting at his local church in his Dad's country-gospel band at age 10. Danny plays acoustic and electronic drum kits, various hand percussion instruments and several stringed instruments such as the guitar, bass guitar and mandolin. Danny performed on the drums at 164 events (live concerts and studio sessions) in 2016 with 17 different
artists/bands in genres such as folk, rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, country and blues. Danny endorses Salyers Percussion, Motion-Pro Drum Thrones, The Drum Wallet, & Black Widow Drum Web.

"I'm always on the lookout for various drum accessories and new sounds. I've been following the SledgePad on social media for a while and I was always intrigued by the way it was designed. I stopped by the SledgePad booth at Winter NAMM 2017 and heard it acoustically in person. I was impressed by the tone of the kick drum. I played a show the following Tuesday (after NAMM) and had a 14" small vented SledgePad inside my kick (with a solid front head) and the FOH engineer loved the punch and tone of the kick. The best feature of the SledgePad is not having to shift the drum around anymore to get the blanket or pillow in position. With the SledgePad, kick drums sound great acoustically and they sound fantastic with microphones. It's a win-win for drummers and engineers everywhere!"



Scott Ottaway

Scott is a talented musician who plays with feeling, passion and never over plays and is the current drummer for the legendary 60s group, The Searchers (www.the-searchers.co.uk)

Scott found his passion for drums after watching Live Aid in 1985 and was inspired by the talents of Queen's Roger Taylor and Phil Collins.
Scott's extensive musical career has seen him move across all genres and formats, from rock bands, cover/tribute acts to musical theatre and TV, both as drummer and percussionist.

At the age of 16, Scott joined a signed band (Jump The Gun) which resulted in many studio sessions, videos, radio interviews and tours
Scott has done numerous studio sessions for bands and solo artists as well as being in the house band' for Butlins, Haven Holidays, Park Resorts and Hotels both in the UK and Middle East. Scott has also performed on cruise ships and was employed as percussionist for the 'Elliott Frisby TV Show' and 'Wish- The Magic Tour' and was a dep to Tony Bourke (http://www.tony-bourke.com/) on the hit West End musical by Queen & Ben Elton, We Will Rock You.

Scott has also been in several of the UK's top cover and tribute acts and continually gets called up to tour or dep on many high profile gigs around the World

In December 2009 Scott was asked to audition for The Searchers (http://www.the-searchers.co.uk/) and on February 26th 2010, Scott replaced Eddie Rothe.

Find on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/scottottawaydrums/

Website: https://www.scottottaway.com/home



Paul ‘Sandy’ Sandefur

Down For Days/Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne) Bio: I have been playing drums for as long as I can remember as I was fortunate to be able to grow up with a musician for a parent. My dad thankfully allowed me to gravitate to my own instrument of choice at an early age and I’ve been hooked on the skins ever since. He gave me all of the resources and opportunities I needed to plant the seed. In fact, my first show was playing with him and his band up in Anderson, Indiana where we grew up as I was somewhere in middle school age. My only ’20 second timeout’ where the drums were not a part of my DNA was during my stint in the military right out of high school. Thanks again Dad! I have played in many cover bands over the years but the bands that I am currently playing in is an originals rock band called Down For Days which has just released our first EP called ’Time Has Come' and an amazing tribute band called Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne). The originals band is great as I get to play all of the music that I have written as well as getting opportunities to meet, network and open for bands such as Dangerous Toys, Dead Horse Trauma, Smile Empty Soul, Romantic Rebel, Broken Teeth, Crazy Town and others in our short year together and with more on the horizon. Not to mention the wealth of local talent you get to share the stage with here in the greater Houston and San Antonio areas. Now for the tribute band I am surely biased, but to me, Ozz is nothing short of spectacular! Everyone in the band is a top-notch musician and I feel like we posses the best Ozzy frontman/impersonator there is. I have enjoyed every show I’ve ever done in my 8 plus years with that band. The crowds are incredible, the venues are amazing, we are able to do some traveling and it’s a great outlet for me to emulate some of my favorite drummers like Bill Ward, Lee Kerslake, Tommy Aldridge and Randy Castillo. It’s a total blast.

For those interested you can check out the bands Facebook pages at:

Down For Days - https://www.facebook.com/DownForDays/?ref=bookmarks

Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne) - https://www.facebook.com/Ozzytributehouston/



Victor M. Ribas

Having grown up in Seattle, Washington, Victor M. Ribas encountered music for the first time at the age of 5 when his mother and father entered him into piano lessons. Of Latin American and Swedish descent, his father is a physician and guitar player who encouraged Victor’s music career from a very young age. He gave Victor his first drum set on his 12th birthday and since then Victor has enjoyed a successful career, having performed around the world with various acts of many genres and styles.

Currently, Victor plays for Los Angeles based rock bands Smile Empty Soul and HURT as well as performs with solo artist Sean Danielsen. He independently works with a number of studios as a freelance artist both on drums/percussion and piano/synth. You can also find Victor lending his teaching experience to local WGI drum organizations, giving drum clinics, modeling for large scale talent agencies, and constantly contributing to the music culture in the Midwest United States and elsewhere. Victor is very proudly sponsored or endorsed by Sledgepad Bass Drum Dampening Systems, DDRUM Drums/Hardware/Electronics, Paiste Cymbals,Westone Custom In-Ears, and Shure Microphones. As a session drummer in the St. Louis area, Victor has worked with a plethora of high exposure projects including an annual drum solo project for the St. Louis Blues Hockey team and various session projects in St. Louis' largest and most renowned studios. Always performing with a giant smile on his face, Victor's bombastic and groove oriented performance style, with roots in Jazz, Latin, Contemporary, and Rock and Roll, has fostered an expansive freelance career. His various works have placed him on Billboard numerous times and awarded him the opportunity to work with a slew of artists from all walks of life and styles.

When Victor isn’t touring you can find him active in Stray Animal Rescue of St. Louis, actively engaging in Buddhism, spending time with his Pitmix dog Siddhartha “Sid" Ribas, running a 20 year old backline company, designing light shows for some of the biggest artists in the world, and enjoying fine cuisine and drinks from some of his extraordinarily talented chef and mixologist friends all over the United States. If you ever find yourself at one of Victor's live performances, be sure to say hi. He absolutely loves meeting new people from all over the world.



Joshua Berrios Brooklyn New York Funk Factory

Joshua Berrios has been playing drums since the age of 12. By the age of 14 he was playing in 2 bands. With both bands they played all over the New York and Tri-State area. He also performed in a few TV shows and radio interviews. He found himself in a church band in the Bronx called Funk Factory. As a band they produce and arrange music for many local artists. That is where he grew musically as he was surrounded with professional musicians. At the same time he joined a rock band called American Jettison where he gigged with for a few years. He is currently playing with the Funk Factory. He is the founder of a successful internet social media Drummer's Corner Group, which is a resource for drummers, where he started on Instagram and it just took off world wide. Now they are on many social media sites. Its basically all about drums.

"Josh on SledgePad. I use the SledgePad Mini as well as the Small Vented and the consistent sound is so important for me. I like the feel and and punch I still have with SledgePad and the fact that SledgePad can custom make a pad for any drum size. That's awesome...No other company does that".



Nathan Wayne

Nathan Wayne was undeniably born to be behind a drum kit. Making it his life’s work to learn, grow, develop and create music since age eleven; this artist has become known for his versatility, energy, and fearless drumming style. Every step of Nathan’s journey, whether with hometown celebrities like Johnny Orr or touring with rising country star Kasey Tyndall, he effortlessly gains the respect of his peers with stylistic accuracy and powerful stage presence. Dave Rose, President of Deep South Entertainment, was quoted saying, “Nashville musicians are among some of the best in the world. I put Nathan Wayne right there among them. He’s a big part of why Kasey Tyndall sounds… Big! He’s a true pro.”

In keeping with the tradition of those truly called to music, Nathan began cultivating his craft through high school marching band and a small town rock group in Jonesboro, Georgia. After graduation, he pursued musical engineering and recording at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Even while serving in the United States Navy, Nathan continued to play; creating a band with those he served with on the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy.

In 2009, Nathan continued to cultivate his flexibility by touring the southeast with pop artist Brian Willoughby in support of his debut album; giving Nathan both regional exposure as well as an opportunity to open for international celebrity Edwin McCain.

In 2009, Nathan also began working with Johnny Orr & South Station, a relationship that would allow Nathan to open for artists like Gretchen Wilson, Little Big Town, Parmalee and Josh Gracin. Those five years would also lead to Nathan’s first co-written song, “You Can’t Hide Love,” to land on the music row charts in 2015.

Fate stepped in January 2016 when Nathan auditioned for Kasey Tyndall’s touring band and confidently secured his spot, advancing past several other well-respected drummers. Since then, Nathan has traveled with Kasey all over the country, performing in 22 states, opening for some of today’s hottest country artists such as Casey Donahue, Granger Smith, Scotty McCreery, Kane Brown, Chris Lane and The Cadillac Three. They have played multiple high profile showcases in Nashville at notorious venues like The Basement and The Wildhorse Saloon. Kasey Tyndall was also featured live on “Oak City Sessions,” and “Sound Stage Studios Live,” endorsing Kasey’s 1st single “Everything Is Texas” and other original work. The now Sony/ATV released single has since been played on major radio stations and was highlighted on both CMT.com’s 12 Pack and Artist Discovery. Within in months of the single’s release, the KTB was on a national tour opening for Wheeler Walker Jr. where they played 10 shows in 8 states across the country.

             Daring to his core, Nathan Wayne’s motto remains “You have to know when to lie back in the pocket and when to drive solid like a freight train.” And, on any stage, he leaves no question to his conviction.

“Nathan Wayne is a force to be reckoned with; a balance of refined craft and unbridled talent. His abilities do not go unnoticed and his passion for music is almost tangible,” says Kevin Frazier of Tennessee East Artist Management. Daring to his core, Nathan Wayne’s motto remains “You have to know when to lie back in the pocket and when to drive solid like a freight train.” And, on any stage, he leaves no question to his conviction.



Larry Clemon Jr.
(Hulk Drummer)

Born in Oakland, California and raised in Richmond, California. Larry has been playing drums since the age of two years old. He is a humble, versatile drummer and is a full time musician. He came up playing gospel in the church, learning from his musician Father Moogstar (who played in the funk group CAMEO) and his Uncles Teddy Clemons and Karl Carter; also successful musicians that have played and produced for International Grammy Award Winning Artists (Prince, Cameo, Sam Sheets, Too Short and many other artists).
Larry has performed with International Award winning artists Leela James, Swamp Dogg, Guitar Shorty, Andrew Jr. Boy Jones, Lucky Peterson, Texas Slim, The Famous Buddy Guy, Bobby Patterson and many more. Larry has opened for many International Grammy Award winning artists such as Mint Condition, Dwele, Charlie Wilson, KEM, and many more. Larry Is currently performing with Don Diego Jazz, CeCe Godbolt and Grammy Award winning artist Arthur Dyer
Larry was Gold Medalist in the state of Texas for the 2006 NAACP ACT-SO competition. Larry has completed a recent album with the International blues artist Andrew Jr. Boy Jones titled, “I know what it’s like”.

Facebook: Larry Clemon Jr.

Facebook 2: Hulk Drummer artist page

YouTube: Larry Clemon jr

Instagram: Hulk Drummer

Website: Coming Soon

Email: Hulkdrummer@yahoo.com

Email 2: Hulkdrum@Gmail.com