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Demetrice is currently the drummer for American Idol Finalist Pop Artist Anoop Desai and Gospel Recording Artist Marcus Cole.Demetrice influences are great and dynamic drummers such as Jeremy Haynes(my mentor), Buddy Rich,Denise Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, JoJo Mayer, Aaron Spears, Tony Roster Jr., Spanky, Dave Weckl,Marvin McQuitty, Jermy Hanes, Calvin Rodgers, Calvin “Coon” Napper, Chris Coleman, Chris Dave,George “Spanky” McCurdy, Eric Moore, Ronald Bruner Jr., Kentric Morris and several others.Demetrice Everett is from the small town of Aulander, NC.
His passion for drums started at the age of 2 and beganplaying the drums at the age of 4. Demetrice became very good and learn how to play the drums so fast that he beat hisfather out of a job at his church. Demetrice, at the age of 7 took over his father position playing the drums at his church,Greater Harvest Fellowship C.O.G.I.C; pastor Bishop Leroy J. Woolard. By the age 13, he was well known around the eastern partof North Carolina as a well gifted and talented young drummer. By the age, 15, Demetrice was greatly aware of his talent andability to create on the drum set while performing. By this time, Demetrice was playing in concerts, performing in talent shows and events all over the eastern part of North Carolina.Demetrice has performed in front of hundreds and thousands of people.
Demetrice has traveled all over the country drumming formany artists from gospel, jazz, neo-soul, pop, etc…. Demetrice is currently the drummer for American Idol Finalist Pop ArtistAnoop Desai. He has work with great gospel recording artists by the names of Marcus Cole, Lucinda Moore, Timonty Wright,Norman Hutchins, Lee Williams, Deitrick Haddon, Lashaun Pace, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Bevely Crawford, Shirley Caesar, Jessica Reedy,Latice Crawford, Aaron Mason, Noreen Vail, etc….. He has shared the stage with Tye Tribbett, Ziel as well as other artists and musicians.Demetrice also has played for jazz pianoist Marcus Johnson, saxophonist Marcus Anderson and Bernard Johnson.Demetrice has also played a great part in the community and he’s a inspiration to drummers, musicians and youthall over the world.
Demetrice has done drum clinics for several communities to instruct as well as show hands on to youngand old drummers, musicians what it takes to become a successful drummer in the music industry; as well as providing drummerswith the wisdom, knowledge, techniques, and skills of becoming a versatile drummer.
Demetrice was featured in the Black Nobility Magazine and he also was a great blessing to the community by performing a drum solo live atThe 33rd Annual Cystic Fibrosis event hosted by WCTI-12 newcast. Demetrice as well has appeared/performed onNBC 17, WITN-7, WRAL5, GMWA (Gospel Music Workshop of America), Rhythm of Gospel Awards,NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), etc……. He has toured with Pop Artist Anoop Desai.Demetrice has drum on several live recordings, many albums with credits to his name. Demetrice Everett,the mind of a producer and with great abilities is in the run to become one of the greatest drummers out of the eastern part of North Carolina.
Contact Information: Demetrice Everett “Meat” MeatDaDrummer