JASON BLAINE wrapping up Summer

With just a few dates left, my summer shows with Jason Blaine are coming to a close at the end of September. This coming Saturday sees us back in Ontario headlining the Spencerville Fair. If you’re in… Continue reading

Catching Up!

Wow, it’s been a while. After dealing with a sad family situation for over a year, I’m happy to be back touching base here.

2016 has started off nicely. Shows with The Samantha King band, Lindsay Broughton, The Counterfitz and… Continue reading

Part of the Vic Firth family!

I remember working in the Drum Shop here in Edmonton many years ago and the owner asking if we should stock Vic Firth drumsticks in the store. I was very much aware of Vic Firth sticks and mallets but because… Continue reading

Winding Down

With the completion of our amazingly fulfilling and successful tour with Brad Paisley, the Brett Kissel band has just a few shows remaining in 2014. 2015 promises to be another outstanding year for the BK band, with some… Continue reading

Officially a Remo guy!

I admit I’ve been “tone-obsessed” all of my drumming life. Developing the ability to tune my drums to sound the way I want them to sound, in any situation or environment, has been extremely important to me. I’ve… Continue reading

CCMA Week in Edmonton

The CCMA Awards are almost upon us here in E-town, and things are definitely ramping up with various artist showcases, label parties and special tribute shows in their final planning stages. There’s a tangible excitement in the air; over 100… Continue reading

New Arrivals

I am absolutely ecstatic about the arrival of my new Zildjian cymbals! I’ve been eager to add a broader, contemporary range of sounds to my set-up options for a few years now and these new Zildjians defintely deliver! … Continue reading

2014 CCMA Drummer of the Year Nomination

I am extremely pleased and honoured to be nominated by the Canadian Country Music Association for their prestigious 2014 Drummer of the Year award. The other drummers in my category are all guys I respect and admire because they’re all… Continue reading

Brad Paisley Dates

Well, there have been more exciting developments in the Brett Kissel camp recently. We now have fall tour dates confirmed opening for Brad Paisley! We will cover most of this – wait for it – great country of ours,… Continue reading