David plays the same set of now vintage 1965 Gretsch blue flame drums that were given to him on his 15th birthday by his Dad and Mom. This classic four-drum kit includes a chrome Ludwig snare that despite it's pitted metal shell, still snaps out a clean sound with every hit. The Zildjian cymbals and some traps are new, but the main pieces are well used to beating out the numerous and various rhythms of its time. These drums traveled with David from his home town of Lindenhurst, New York, to Fort Worth, Texas, where they were key in getting him a four-year scholarship to play in the TCU marching, jazz and concert bands.

From polkas to punk, big band to small combos, the drums always seem to blend very nicely with other string, valve, vocal and percussion instruments, and have performed with a variety of acts, including: "The Microbes," a UT Southwestern Medical School rock group; the roots/country ensemble of "The Larry Evans Band," associated with the Highland Park Presbyterian Church; and backing the smooth a varied voices of singer, Sidd Foster of Denton, Texas. In fact, the drums insisted we mention that they really love doing that almost whisper of brush and simple stick work for Sidd. However, David insists he and the drums most love backing those sounds that get people up and dancing to the classic hits from the mid- to late-60's. Why? "It's the songs we both grew up on when we were just getting to know each other," says David.

So, while you're listening to The Catdaddies, don't be surprised if David's drums slip in a swing band this, or a rock-a-billy that, it's just their way of showing the beats go on, and are all part of our rock 'n roll roots. Keep in mind, these drums are much more than just beat keepers with a good, steady heart, they are also as musical as any other so called melodic instrument. Sure, it ain't rock 'n roll without the right drumming, but these drums are always looking to bring you interesting interpretations in the best and most relevant musical grooves possible.