Hey! I’m BB Mitchem, I am 15 years old, I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and I am in the 10th grade. I have been playing drums for three years. Drumming is truly my passion in life. Drums brings me so much happiness. I am so blessed that I get to play drums and have that drive and passion. My drum mentor is Pat Gerasia. He has been my drum teacher for the past three years. He teaches me so many things about drums and helps navigate me through life. I am so thankful to have such an amazing person as my mentor. I attend high school North River Christian Academy in my hometown, where I play drums for the student led Praise and Worship Team. Joining the Praise team, I have gained new experiences with playing. I want to represent my school and represent Tuscaloosa, where I can bring a win home!
There are many drummers/musicians that are such positive influences within my playing! My biggest influence is, my drum mentor, Pat Gerasia. He is such a talented musician and a huge inspiration for me personally and my playing. He has such a unique style of playing that has poured over onto my playing. Two of my musical influences are Mike Protich and Ricky Miller. They are two musicians who inspire me musically wise and in life. My other incredible drumming influences are as followed; Sir Ringo Starr, (The Beatles/Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band). Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), Roger Taylor (Queen), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Ronnie Tutt (Elvis Presley), and Tommy Lee