Endorsement With Heil Sound


I am beyond honored to officially be on board with and endorsing Heil Sound!! Heil is headquartered just outside my hometown, St. Louis, MO, in Fairview Heights, IL. Founder Bob Heil was a sound pioneer in the ’70s, creating unique soundsystems for legends like The Who, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, and more. The Heil Talk Box was made famous by the likes of Richie Sambora, Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, and others. I had the pleasure of stopping by their factory this week to pick up a PR22 vocal mic which will be my main vocal mic for live settings, moving forward. I’ll be adding a PR48 kick drum mic to my Kelly SHU inside my kick drum for the next Rookie Of The Year tour, as well. It’s an honor to be working with a company that has the history and resume that Heil has and I can tell you that their mics are unbeatable. A big thanks to Jerry Lynch and Greg McVeigh for bringing me aboard!

Kelly SHU Endorsement

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, friends! I’m super excited to inform you of my latest endorsement: The Kelly SHU. This piece of gear is an internal kick drum mic mount that allows drummers to have a kick drum mic mounted and ready to go inside their kick drum 24/7. It’s extremely versatile, lightweight, easy to install, and makes your sound engineer’s job much easier. I am massively grateful to Jeffery Kelly and his team for bringing me on-board and am excited to be working with them. Check them out for yourselves!

SledgePad Endorsement

I am very honored to announce my endorsement with SledgePad kick drum dampeners! This piece of gear is custom fitted for your kick drum depth and dampens overtones, focusing the punch and tone of your kick drum. No more pillows shifting and sliding during transport and setup. A massive thanks to Mike Vermillion and the SledgePad team for bringing me aboard!

Endorsement w/ Ddrum and Drumtacs!

I am wildly excited to tell you that I am now an official Ddrum endorsed artist! I have played Ddrum drums since 2010 and have loved everything about them. I’ve been in touch with Felix Deluna at Ddrum since 2015 trying to make something work and the time was finally right to make this happen. Last week, my brand new Ddrum M.A.X. Limited Edition kit arrived and I have been busy behind it since. It’a an amazing sounding kit and I’m so excited to get these on the road and onstage backing both Rookie Of The Year AND Kyle Lucas on the upcoming Sounds Of Summer Tour in August.

I have also been added to the roster at Drumtacs! Drumtacs are drum head dampeners that help kill unwanted ring and overtones. They don’t get messy, they’re reusable, and they get the job done!

I’m excited to be working with both of these great companies and I am continually thankful to all the folks out there who support me and help me nail down opportunities like this!

The Sounds Of Sumer Tour

I am supremely excited to tell you about Rookie Of The Year’s Sounds Of Summer Tour, happening Aug. 8-20! Joining us are Stages & Stereos (members of Yellowcard), Ashland (InVogue Records), Kyle Lucas, City Under Siege, and The Autumnafter. This is an east coast/Midwest tour and if you missed us in the spring, you don’t want to miss this one! Massive thanks to the all sponsors helping bring this one to you!