Joe BalchinThe One Hundred
Growing up listening to my dad’s iconic artists from vinyl collection, I soon found myself with pair of drumsticks in my hands. Tapping and hitting every surface in the house, it wasn't long before I was bought my first drum kit - I've never looked back since!
Through years of hard work, and lessons, at a young age I was lucky enough to be chosen to perform on the Musicians Channel, playing alongside a talented mentor. Graham Fox from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) who taught me skills and techniques I still use to this day.
It wasn't long before I was performing in gigs up and down the country, developing and enjoying the journey towards perfecting my craft as a musician. In 2015 I joined The One Hundred, touring Europe and playing at some world renowned festivals. After signing to Spinefarm (Universal) in 2016, the future is looking incredibly exciting.
It's a pleasure to be part of the Stagg family and their cymbals have always featured heavily in my setup. Reliability is incredibly important, especially when I'm touring. Stagg deliver every time and I have total faith in their products to provide the sound I need, from studio to stage.