Versatile drummer Demetrice Everett is known by his stage name "Meatdadrummer", which is also the name of his website. He is influenced by dynamic drummers such as Buddy Rich, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Calvin Rodgers, Will Kennedy, John Robert, Vinnie Colaiuta, Calvin “Coon” Napper, George “Spanky” McCurdy, Chris Coleman and his mentor Jeremy Haynes.
He already performed on albums by Paul Whitley (Come Groove With Me), Sam Hankins (Do That Thang), Marcus Anderson (Style Meets Substance) and David McLorren (Reesonz). His debut solo album is Life (2017).
The intro Jungle takes the gentle listener to the heart of Africa with a variety of percussive sounds, flute tones and chants. An attunement to the following Dreaming of You featuring Marcus Anderson on soprano sax in a dynamic tune which gives him ample opportunity to present his pristine performance.
Marcus and lead guitarist Darnell Taylor knock it out of the park on the title song, a powerful rock influenced piece, on which sax and guitar form a strong counterweight to the programmed rhythm. Danger Funk cracks and sizzles of electricity in excess. Demetrice Everett builds up a sound thunderstorm on his machine.
Mr. Percussion is rhythm on ecstasy. Bertron Curtis delivers furious syncopated salsa on piano peppered by Ashley Doe on bass. American gospel singer Marcus Cole is featured musician on Family Bond. In sync with saxophonist Marcus Anderson he creates a soulful hymn of praise of family togetherness.
On Fire bassist Bernard Harris, saxophonist Marcus Anderson and drummer Everett rise to the top of their craft finding the ultimate nucleus of sonic funk eruption. On Rainy Day Everett works together with keyboardist Nile Hargrove, who dominates the tune with his instrument, while Everett does his own thing on the drums.
Drummer Demetrice Everett's album Life is nothing short of stunning. Highlighting his versatility and professional technique this debut shows that Demetrice is with his core concept on the right way.