Project Description

Chris Lucier

5A, 5B, 5R and M1 i-zone Grinders

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Chris Lucier

Eclectic Approach

Chris Lucier uses a variety of Element sticks including: 5A Grinder with i-zone, 5B Grinder with i-zone, 5R Grinder with i-zone for drum set, and the M1 Grinder with i-zone for marching.

Chris has been involved in percussion for over 20 years, after a family friend showed him the “basic rock beat” at age 8. He was immediately hooked and started teaching himself songs from Rush, Metallica, 311, Tool, The Police, and many others with no formal instruction. He began school band at MacArthur Elementary at age 10, and continued to learn under Gary Sauerbrunn at Kino Jr. High, who introduced Chris to the legendary Jazz greats like Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Chris began learning every song, fill, lick, technique, and chop he could get his hands on and began to shape this knowledge around metal, rock, and pop music with early bands such as 3am and No One Important. He continued his music education through high school, joining the drumline at Westwood High School, under the direction of Craig Winter. Craig sparked a new interest in the marching world for Chris, who went on to march snare drum with groups competing in DCI, WGI, SCPA, and WGAZ. After High School, Chris focused on teaching high school marching percussion ensembles, including Westwood High School, Paradise Valley High School, Mesquite High School, and many others. He also performed with BOOM! Percussion Entertainment, and was an original member of the Arizona Cardinals Drumline. Chris has had the pleasure of working with and learning from some amazing instructors over the years, including: Rich Hinshaw, Josh Alfaro, Tim Fairbanks, Paul Rennick, Craig Winter, Mike Richau, Joe Goglia, Stevie Hagel, Anthony Vargas, Antonio Hernandez, Gary Juarez, Scott Johnson, Lee Beddis, Zach Schlicher, Brian Spielberger, Ron Andre, Dave Rickels, and several others.

Chris had been focusing on drum set during his marching days as well, also performing/recording with The Joey Arroyo Band, Reynaldo Moreno, The Latter, and The Duo, among others and making a name for himself in the Arizona music scene. In 2011, Chris moved to Seattle to pursue music more seriously. After joining the Seahawks’ Blue Thunder Drumline, he also joined pop/hip-hop group Eclectic Approach and began touring in 2012. The band has since been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, opened for artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and played all over the country.

In 2015, he began recording and touring with Australian percussive guitarist/didgeridoo player, Blake Noble, as well as performing with bands such as The Robbie Walden Band, Rust on the Rails, Raphael Tranquilino, and many more. Chris has committed himself to learning anything that challenges him as a musician, and always continues to try and improve his abilities.

To keep up with Chris’s performances or to schedule a lesson, like his Facebook Artist page at www.facebook.com/drummerfromanothermother

Or to keep up with his bands, recordings, and performances:
BlakeNoble.BandCamp.com
www.EclecticApproach.com


Eclectic Approach – All That It’s Missing (live)


Eclectic Approach – Cool (live)

Eclectic Approach – Midnight (Official Music Video)