Evans and Promark by D’Addario announce the kickoff of BYOS’ clinician tour, which will visit participating Guitar Center locations across the US beginning May 14.
Ralph Nader and Harvey Thompson, collectively known as BYOS (Bring Your Own Style), are a drumming duo originally from Brooklyn, New York, known for creating drums-only cover versions of popular songs. After years of honing their craft, their YouTube videos have received more than 10 million views. They utilized this platform to create the BYOS movement, an inclusive community of drummers performing to their favorite popular tracks and incorporating new drumming compositions and showmanship. BYOS’ artist collaborations have included Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes and Travis Barker from Blink-182; they have also worked with brands such as Nike and Hennessy to produce nationally promoted commercials and digital content.
BYOS’ signature drumstick manufactured by Promark, the BYOS Marching Hybrid Snare Stick ($18.90 MSRP), is engineered in collaboration with Nader and Thompson to function as a traditional marching implement and a well-balanced show-style trick stick. Featuring a medium taper and large round bead, this stick promises the necessary output volume needed for indoor or outdoor marching activity. The grip ring on the butt-end provides a grip designed for comfort while executing stick tricks.
BYOS have also released a unique translation of the 26-letter alphabet into drum rudiments. The BYOS Alphabet lets drummers turn any work into a snare lick with a BYOS twist.
The following clinic dates have been confirmed, with more to be announced:
Sunday, May 14 at 2 P.M., Guitar Center Store #761, 1485 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329.
Monday, May 15 at 6 P.M., Guitar Center Store #752, 2572 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama 36117.
Thursday, May 18 at 6 P.M., Guitar Center Store #771, 7736 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33156.
Friday, May 19 at 6 P.M., Guitar Center Store #120, 19510 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California 91234.
Saturday, May 20 at 2 P.M., Guitar Center Store #110, 7425 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California 90046.
Visit Evans at www.evansdrumheads.com.
Visit Guitar Center online at www.guitarcenter.com.
Visit BYOS’ website at byos1191.com.