Camellia Akhamie Kies plays all styles of music and as result has been able to quickly adjust to any musical situation. In this video Camellia is drumming at 9 months pregnant. Her son Julian Akhamie Kies is due to arrive tomorrow, March 17th, but that has not stopped her from drumming while she and her husband wait for him to come.
Born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1989, Camellia expressed deep interest in music from a very young age. During High School she began to study drums and percussion privately with Myles Overton III from The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own". For several years during and after High School Overton mentored and trained Camellia in all areas of drums and percussion.
In June 2008 Camellia graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School, and shortly after receiving her diploma she auditioned and was accepted into the United States Navy Music Program. Camellia was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2014 and currently, teaches drums and percussion in the Jacksonville, Florida area. She loves drums and is grateful for every opportunity she has to share music with other. Good Luck everyone! Girl Drummers ROCK! xoxo