Musician Profile

Sam Compston

username: mangotango08
age: 20
Jamestown, OH

Primary Instrument

Drums for 4 years

Secondary Instrument

Electric Bass for 1 years

Additional Instrument

Acoustic Guitar for 2 years

Genre

Funk , Rock , Blues

My Bands



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Background

Both of my brothers played guitar, so I wanted to play an instrument too. But I didn't want to be like them so I started playing drums. Jacob Phlanser, who at the time was the drummer for my brothers band, taught me how to play drums. I started my first band with a few friends that knew how to play. It was me on drums, Chadd Sollenberger on rhythm guitar, Nick Dewalt on lead guitar, and Ashton Hackney on bass. We SUCKED. Then I left that band, to play with My brother Ben and Malachi McDuffurd in Long Ears. And when that fell apart and Me and Nick Dewalt and Jeremy Caudill started a band called Janie and The One Eyed Gypsy.Then Eventually Nick and I were offered positions in a band called Mango Tango. In the band was Ben Compston, on lead guitar, Nick Dewalt and rhythm guitar, Justin Mosteller on bass, and me on drums. Then things happened and now it's just Ben on guitar, Nick on funky ass bass, and me on drums.

Influences

John Bonham, Niel Peart, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Tony Royster Jr., Jose Pasillas, Nick Mason, Nathan Followill

Gear

Rhythm Art 5 piece drumset. Paiste 502 series cymabals. Vic Firth mallets.