Brendan Buckley Judges V-Drum Semi Finals

On Saturday, September 29, our good friend, Brendan Buckley took a break from his very busy touring schedule with Shakira and Taiwanese super star Leehom Wang to judge the V-Drum semi final contest at Sam Ash in Torrance California. Sandwiched between tour dates in Italy and China Brendan had just one week in the United States before jet setting over seas. Besides the judging criteria, Brendan shares with us what he was personally looking for in contestants.

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This year’s V-Drums World Championship will take place in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, October 21st with live performances by Thomas Lang and Johnny Rabb. This year’s contestants are:

  • Brandon Currie – Marietta, GA
  • DeCarlos Davis – Winston-Salem, NC
  • T.J. Fisher – Long Beach, CA
  • Casey Glass – Loveland, CO
  • Reed Hayes – Deltona, FL
  • P.J. Hill – Milwaukee, WI
  • Patrick Kennedy – Manor, TX

Photos from Sam Ash semi finals in Torrance California