Tony Royster Jr. Drumsolo

Check this out.Like to share this with everybody... Tony Royster Jr. is now 21 years old. Been playing drums since the age of 3. Often referred to as a "prodigy" by his fans, he has participated in numerous drummer events and contests worldwide including the 1995 Guitar Center National Drum-Off competition in Hollywood, CA which he won at the ripe old age of 11! Tony is becoming accustomed to high-profile performances that include TV's Nickelodeon House Band (lead by Paul Shaffer of the David Letterman show), the Jenny Jones show, the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards show, and an international tour in 2001 as the drummer for #1 selling Asian artist, Hikaru Utada. Additionally, he is regularly invited to perform at prestigious events worldwide such as PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention), Modern Drummer Festival, the Montreal Drumfest, and the Florida Drum Expo.
Proficient in numerous styles, Tony excels at Funk, R&B, Latin, Rock, and Jazz. He has performed alongside such notable drummers as Dennis Chambers, Billy Cobham, Steve Smith, Sheila E., and veteran drummer Chester Thompson. He has also graced the stage with legendary musician's Branford Marsalis, Paul Shaffer, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, among others.

Tony Royster Jr. was voted #1 Up and Coming Drummer by Modern Drummer magazine 2000 readers' poll and has been voted #2 in the UK 2001 readers' poll. He has appeared on the cover of the millennium issue of Modern Drummer magazine with Dennis Chambers and continues to receive high marks that earn him endorsements with companies such as DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Evans drumheads, LP percussion, Drumframe, Shure microphones, Warner Bros. Publications, HQ percussion products, Drumometer, and Specialty Cases. Tony's talents have carried him across the globe to Europe, Japan, and Asia but in 2001 he achieved substantial international acclaim with the Warner Brothers video release of, "Common Ground", featuring Tony with his mentor, and favorite drummer, Dennis Chambers.


source: http://tonyroysterjr.com


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Zaid, Aziz & Shuk....

For god sake, PLEASE record an album and show yourselves to all the Belantaryan out there...please get out of your so-called "underground" world... we really need u guys to save our music industry from those posers...AKU PERLUKAN PERTOLONGAN MU, TAK SANGGUP DIRI INI, MENJADI MANGSAMU..PERINTAH BERKURUNG...

2/2/07 2:54 PM  
Blogger shuk said...

Dear Anon

Sorry we're taking such a long time, but in actual fact we're cooking something at the moment...hold your horses but stay on your toes...

saving the industry??? we can only do our part but until people invloved stop being selfish and stop thinking only of themselves, we're doomed. I can only hope that somewhere a long the way people will snapped out of it and start living the dream. A lot of forces are in play here...on our part we will do our thing and hope for the best!!!

2/2/07 6:00 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

dear bro shuk,

it's me again (formerly known as anonymous :-)..bro shuk, it's been almost 20 years (1987) since i first heard belantara, at that time i was 17, struggling to study for my SPM in one of those "sek. men. sains"...my first reaction when listening to songs from ur 1st album was “wow!!!”… this is what I wanted from a local band…u know at that time, banyak rock band mcm cendawan tumbuh….but sorry to say, only a couple produced good, educated materials…the rest were more like “rock kampung”… but Belantara really sounds like an American band…as u noticed during those days, many local bands “ciplak” mat salleh’s songs sikit2, tang part solo, intro etc…even sweet charity terlalu banyak if I want to list down their songs which “cilok” lagu mat salleh, but I guess I’m not here to write bout those “cilok”,, dah melalut lak ni… he2… I dunno, correct me if I’m wrong, ur song rintihan menara gading punya solo tengah2 ada sikit mcm diary of a madman (ozzy)…solo tengah2 nostalgy ada sikit2 macam nobody’s fool (Cinderella) and intro perintah berkurung lbh kurang (or sama kot..he2) mcm separate ways (journey)…tapi tu semua benda kecik..….BUT, what I want to stress here is that Belantara sounds very original, not like other bands at that time,,,that’s why I memang truly, madly , deeply minat u guys…we really salute u guys, like ACDC said “for those about to rock, we salute you”…

actually bro shuk, I’m lucky to meet you twice (kalau tak silap orang)…but you didn't realize sebab I tak tegur u, takut salah orang…somewhere in 1991 or 1992, I can’t remember, I saw you at HR department Perwira Habib Bank (5th floor SPK) 2nd time was either 90 or 92 at Stadium Merdeka, malaysia cup final when kedah played,, tak ingat 90 or 92, coz 90, kedah played against spore, 92 kedah vs pahang..tak ingat lah… on these two occasions kalau I tak silap orang lah, kalau silap sorry ye bro… if u still can memorise then bertuah le saya.. he2… ok bro, next time we chat again…email add u ni shukms@streamyx.com still ok ke?

2/2/07 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corporate media is drooling to hold control over the force music and they are doing one of heck of a good job at it...albeit their only drive is purely economic.The force must be returned to the rightful guardian ( Musician & Artistic community)All is not lost though, but perhaps we all should collectively think on the steps that need to be taken to achieve this and put every party on their rigthful place.To corporate media,please dont steal our thunder, in fact dont steal at all!Go ahead make the money, but do not forget to contribute and to serve.Random public msg's definately ain't enuf!

3/2/07 4:24 AM  
Blogger shuk said...


One of my friend disguised as a person named Lee on one hilarious occassion, but that's another story and for another time...

Anyways, I guess we've met, but thousand apologies, I'm bad with remembering names, but I think I'm ok with faces though, which usually keep me guessing, coz I will always feel that I have seen that face before -- but where aa?.

If I'm at stadium merdeka for a kedah game, i think the match between Kedah/Perak or Kedah/Selangor.

Sorry, you have to use this new e-mail address to communicate, shukmsalleh@gmail.com

3/2/07 10:52 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

bro shuk...

actually lee yg listkan top 30 songs tu saya le jugak.. :-) ok, nanti kite cite le, i email u nanti, kita tukar2 lagu ok..

3/2/07 11:38 PM  
Blogger d'arkampo said...

aahhh..u guys.

Belantara. I'm speechless.

Too many memories running around with Belantara's songs in the background.

Nostalgy, Dewi, Srikandi...

i mean..whatever the situation, we have u guys singing at the back.

Masa bercinta, masa tension belajar, masa cari semangat, masa bercita-cita nak 'fly'..u guys were there.

Thank You.

Thank you.

"sengaja aku berdiam diri, menikmati keindahan,
kehadiranmu di sisi,
membawa ketenangan.."

1/3/07 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi D'arkampo, I'm happy to be reading your post. And I'm thankful for having to share a common ground with u.That's, we were both driven by an idea at some point of our life.That idea is Belantara.And I hope u guys truly flown..:)As for me, I hope I'll be given an ample oppurtunity to reach and meet u and everyone like u,to express my thanks and gratitude.And there's no amount of words that can describe, how yr msg meant to me...Thank u and Godbless...Zaid

3/3/07 8:06 PM  
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