Who’s Going To Be The 2012 Guitar Center Drum Off Grand Champion?

The Guitar Center 2012 Drum Off competition is right around the corner. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org

With Guitar Center’s 2012 Drum Off coming up, I thought it would be cool to see who won the competition the last two years and get in the mood for this year’s competition.  The contestants all work hard to get the title of Grand Champion at the event and the last two years proved that the winners definitely had it going on.  Not only do they have great chops behind the kit, but they’re musical as well, displaying great grooves, musicality, and a whole lot of flash.  I always get a kick out of watching these guys and girls strut their stuff and I think you will too.  Enjoy the final performances from the last two years’ Grand Champions!

In 2010, Isaias Gill took home the title of 2010 Drum Off Grand Champion.  His final performance was great and can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjj8E3nUGSg.

Last year’s winner was another young man named JP Bouvet.  I really dug his solo as well and all the pad effects he used during the solo, especially the marimba groove.  Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd5QUI9BrLM.

There are plenty more performances to see in past years from all the finalists, plus guest star drum performances by drummers like Terry Bozzio and Dennis Chambers.  Good luck to all the competitors in the 2012 Guitar Center Drum Off competition!



Leave A Reply (2 comments so far)

  1. dave

    awesome loved the shows, practice ,practice.
    love seeing all the differences in drummers!!

  2. Gerry

    Thanks Chris, those were great.