drums / and sometimes bass too

I stole this guy from Blake Berglund's band three years ago, and I ain't sorry for it. He's since been a regular in my line-up in many capacities – usually as a drummer, but sometimes a bassist, sometimes a writer, and sometimes an arranger for our symphonic endeavours (where he is patient with my strange attempts at guidance: "It should sound like a haunted house. But like it's haunted with regret, not ghosts.")

Next to how good he makes us all look onstage, his sense of humour is probably my favourite thing about him. Group messaging is a joy with him on the thread.

This is my pal Steve Leidal, and today he's killing it in studio laying down tracks for the new album. Dude is a perfect human drum machine.



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