Meet The 2014 Drummies! Winners

Mike Portnoy (drum set) and Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) took home top honors in the 2014 Drummies! Awards presented by DRUM! Magazine. But those two are just the tip of the iceberg. To find out about the other 21 winners, read on. For a little listening, try our Drummies! winners Spotify playlist, below.

 2014 Drummies Winners Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy won Drummer of the Year for the fourth time. He also took top honors in the Prog Drummer category.

2014 Drummies Winners aaron spears

All-world drummer Aaron Spears is a previous winner in the Gospel category..

2014 Drummies Winners chris in front of drums

Metal winner Chris Adler working out at Memphis Drum shop.

chad smith

Chad Smith lost to Will Ferrell on Late Night but won with readers in the Rock/Pop category.

Hannah Ford

Playing with Prince is just the latest accomplishment for Rising Star winner Hannah Ford.

Dave Grohl

After many years away from the winners circle Dave Grohl wins Alternative Rock drummer.

Peter Erskine

Perennial favorite Peter Erskine returns in the Jazz category.

Jim Riley

Rascal Flatts drummer Jim Riley took the Country crown.

questlove

Questlove

Questlove is a previous winner in the Funk category.

Derek Roddy is this year’s Metal winner.

Brooks Wackerman

Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion is tops in Punk.

Steve Jordan

Steve Jordan has won in multiple categories in the past. This year he takes best in Blues.

Tod Sucherman

Tod Sucherman is always in the running. The Styx stickman (I couldn’t resist) is also a world-class Drum Clinician, the category he won this year.

Tony Royster Jr.

With a high-profile gig with Jay-Z and millions of chops to burn, Tony Royster Jr. took the Hip-Hop category.

drummer vinnie colaiuta

Most recently on DRUM!’s May 2014 cover, Sting drummer and red light legend Vinnie Colaiuta took Studio Drumming honors. (Photo: Ronn Dunnett)

PERCUSSION WINNERS

Playing as the percussionist with Zac Brown Band paid off big-time for Daniel de los Reyes as he won in two categories, Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop, and Percussionist of the Year

Daniel de los Reyes

Daniel do los Reyes (left) with the band.

Alex Acuña

Alex Acuña is a double threat on drum set and hand percussion. This year he is a winner in Jazz and Studio categories.

blue man group

For the second time the hilarious and talented blue men took home top Percussion Ensemble honors.

Pete Lockett

Pete Lockett walked away with World Percussionist honors for a second time.

Rafael Pereira

Rafael Pereira grew up in Sao Paulo, and today plays with Janella Monae and other artists. He is the new Rising Star Percussionist of the year.

Poncho Sanchez

Poncho Sanchez’ longevity as a bandleader and conguero helped him pick up a win for Latin Percussionist.

Walfred Reyes Senior

Amazingly, Daniel de los Reyes father also won. Born in Cuba, Walfredo Reyes Senior, along with his famous children, Walfredo Jr. and Daniel has had a highly influential career as drummer, clinician, and author of a recent book. He won Percussion Clinician of the year.

For a press release about the winners, go here. For a listing of all past winners visit http://www.drummagazine.com/drummies.