Kelsey Cook

Artists Facts:

Nationality: United States
Nickname:DrummerGirl - K.C.
Influences:Sheila E, Yael, Keith Mallory, Stanton Moore, | Stewart Copeland, Cora Coleman-Dunham, Thomas Lang, Matt Chamberlain | Karen Carpenter, David Garibaldi, Cindy Blackman, Philly Joe Jones, Go-Go Ray
Mac or PC:PC
iPhone or Android:IPhone
Twitter or Facebook:Facebook
Favorite Food:Mexican
Ketchup or Mustard:Ketchup

Artist Bio:

At 23 years young, Kelsey Cook, also known as DrummerGirl - KC, has been drumming for half of her life. Unlike many other talented musicians, KC didn't grow up with music in her family history; music found her. As a young girl, KC was always enthusiastic about music when her mother would take her to live Country Music shows, with her eyes mainly focused on the drummer. Many years went by as KC began to find out she had excellent, speedy hand eye coordination and became the 'Speed Stacking Champion of Missouri' in the third grade. Two years later, with much consistency, she finally got to begin drum lessons and her family was pleasantly surprised. KC has now accomplished and experienced a great amount in the music world. She has a Percussion Performance Degree from Washburn University, has attended Musicians Institute in L.A., and has been involved in teaching summer percussion camps with high schools around her home town. She also gave her first drum clinic Spring of 2013 at Funky Munky Music. Friendly competition has also been something KC has been involved in, by participating in Nelly's all female drumline auditions in 2007, Guitar Center's Drum Offs, and being in the top three of the Hit Like A Girl 2013 competition as the U.S. winner and second runner up. Her current/past projects include Appleline, Katy Guillen, The Depth and The Whisper, Project Mayhem and Red Velvet Crush. These bands include genres from Alternative Rock, Blues, Funk, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Jazz, and Pop. KC is also educated in Latin, Reggae, EDM, Marching, Orchestral, Mallet and Latin Percussion, etc. Along with dabbling in some Bucket Drumming on the streets of New York and New Orleans. She considers herself an independent drummer always looking for more projects to grow as a musician. KC is extremely thankful to currently endorse Soultone Cymbals, Mapex Drums, Beyond Failure Drum Tribe and Carmichael Throne Company, When asked Why do I play the drums? Performing is my absolute passion. I love to inspire. I always want to give my all and be an open book for anyone to read however they please and take something from it. Drumming has pushed me to do things I never thought I would be capable of. It gives me an outlet to let the every day worries go away and have the confidence to face them later. It puts me in a different world, a world where it's mine.Drums are the heartbeat of music and involve every inch of your being..