Band Bio
Its not often you see a musician dabble in so many genres of music and perform at such a broad spectrum of venues as that of Jay Andrews better known by his stage name STICKS. Having competed and performed throughout North America and Europe as a drummer and performer, STICKS has now shifted his focus towards the fields of DJing, producing and live percussive remixing. Inspired by such acts as Ravidrums, Stomp, Blue Man Group and Skratch Bastid (to name a few), STICKS radiates with energy and his ability to transform any venue into a spectacle of all the senses. Beginning in Halifax as a drummer and percussionist at the young age of seven, STICKS built his skills from the ground up. Since the time he got a hold of his first pair of drumsticks, he began practicing everyday for hours in his moms basement. Building his skills as a percussionist paid off as he made his way to numerous appearances at both North American and World Pipe Band Championships. After years of competition he moved quickly in to performing as a percussionist, beat boxer and producer in theatres and other venues. Recognized by crowds as an energetic and dynamic performer, people started to dig his style, giving him the motivation to broaden his skills. Fast forward a bit, and along come two turntables and a mixer. STICKS gradually began to integrate his performing background in his club performance and became recognized as a high-energy party rocker. Audiences quickly began to grow, coming back for more of the unique musical experience created by STICKS, as he quickly began to love the dance floor energy created by the people. A space where he fed off the crowd and the crowd fed off him was ideal for a performer, but it pulled time and energy away from being a drummer. It was this dilemma which originated the idea of mixing drumming with the energy of being a DJ. After many hours in the lab mixing musical concoctions and watching some of them explode, STICKS was born. STICKS takes dance, funk, hip hop, Top 40, reggaeton and rock music, mashes them together and remixes them with live drumming. Since STICKS began in the summer of 2010, hes had the opportunity to open for DJs such as Steve Aoki, and Skratch Bastid. Hes also had the chance to work with artists such as Classified, Kayo and Chad Hatcher and has developed a consistent appearance schedule in popular clubs around Halifax. As he continues to develop his style and make himself heard, STICKS will continually add to his library of tricks and rhythms that will keep your feet moving. In the words of Citizen Cope, Let the drummer kick that.

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