This solo video of Shariq Tucker, winner of the 26th Annual 2014 Guitar Center Drum Off, was filmed at the GoPro Booth at Winter NAMM 2015. This was the second time in the finals for the 22 year old Bronx, NY native, but taking home the prize this year left him with tears of joy. Beating out over 5,000 competitors across the country, and taking home a prize package valued at over $45,000.00, Shariq now joins the ranks of previous winners who have gone on to play for acts like: Suicidal Tendencies, Jay-Z, Prince, and many more.
Shariq, who has been playing drums since age 3 said: “I was determined to take home the title this year, It’s been one of my major goals. Winning this competition means the world to me.”
As another successful NAMM Show comes to a close, buyers and exhibitors from around the world leave Anaheim armed with inspiration, fortified relationships, and new strategies to help them resonate with their customers in the coming year. Winter NAMM 2015 took place in Anaheim, California, January 22nd – 25th and again, was one of the best shows we have experienced in recent years.