Drew McKeon is an NYC-based session drummer/multi-instrumentalist who has toured and performed with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Hall & Oates and Daryl Hall (solo), Grammy Award winner, Michael Bolton, Oscar winning duo, Pasek&Paul, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Cetera, Richard Marx, Julian Lennon, Todd Rundgren, Living Colour, Ben E. King, Dave Mason, Ron Pope, Bill Champlin, Shelea Frazier, Sam Moore, Antonique Smith, Hundred Hounds, The Broadway Boys, Darian Cunning, Harbor Party, Natalie Weiss, Carrie Manolakos, Chad Hollister Band, Jeff Tuohy and many others.
He currently serves as musical director for The Voice Season 10 winner, Alisan Porter, as well as Amanda Brown (Alicia Keys, Adele) and tours the world playing drums for Michael Bolton in support of his latest release- Songs of Cinema.
That being said…
I’ve wanted to be a professional musician since the day in 1987 when my older sister and I figured out how to unlock the parental block on MTV [Passcode: ‘0007’]. The first thing I saw was Axl Rose stepping off a bus in Hollywood with a straw of hay hanging out of his mouth, and just like that: my parents’ “Alex P. Keaton dreams” were shattered. It was my Ed Sullivan moment.
I learned that at a young age- when wonder is high, expectations are low, and time is plentiful- it’s really not too difficult to become ‘good’ at an instrument. It takes the rest your life, however, to become ‘great’. Consequently, I’m reminded on a daily basis that I’m nowhere near where I want to be, and I’ll probably never feel differently; this is the Artist’s Plague. Great, though, is my admiration and respect for the artists that make this world a better place to live in with their music… and I hope to collaborate with as many of them as possible.
What people are saying about Drew McKeon:
DorothyCocktail Waitress / Bamboo Lounge
D$? The guy behind the guy?
MaxNot-your-average Soccer Dad / Max Weinberg 7
First of all, anybody worth their weight in salt uses traditional grip… so get that sorted out- first and foremost.
Like Adele, he is a little too fat–but he has a beautiful face and a divine voice.