January 2009 Winners

Congratulations to the first 4 winners of the Blast Off Digital Drum Competition!

Signed Division First Place:

Name: Luke Dumke
Age: 19
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Years Playing: 9 years
Lessons: Yes
Band: The Informant
Favorite Drummer: Thomas Pridgen

Signed Division Second Place:

Name: Juan Carlos Artehaga Mosquera
Age: 34
Hometown: Calarca Quindio Colombia
Years Playing: 8 years
Lessons: No
Band: Mental Apraxia & Mindly Rotten
Favorite Drummers: George kollias & Lord Marco

Unsigned Division First Place:

Name: Alex Bent
Age: 15
Hometown: Escalon, California
Years Playing: 4 years
Lessons: No
Band : Valkyrj
Favorite Drummers: Tim Yeung & George Kollia

Unsigned Division Second Place:

Name: Teemu Lerto
Age: 18
Hometown: Nummi-Pusula, Finland
Years playing: 4 years
Lessons: No
In a band: No
Favorite Drummers: Gene Hoglan, Sean Reinert, Richard Christy, George Kollias & Derek Roddy

Alex & Luke both won a brand new set of Axis Double A Longboard Bass Pedals.

Teemu & Juan received a media gift package from Hudson Music that included: DVD's from Mike Portnoy, Jason Bittner and Chris Adler + a copy of Derek Roddy's 'Evolution of Blast Beats' book… All signed by the artists