Eva Whitbread

I'm Eva Whitbread. I briefly started drumming at the age of 5, but seriously started at the age of 11. Since starting High school I have been in the jazz band, percussion ensemble, orchestra and concert band.

I started drumming because of Anthony from the Wiggles. I met him at my parents' bicycle store and looked up to him when I was a kid. This led me to getting guitar and drum lessons. When my dad took me to my first concert at the age of 4 to see Linkin Park, I loved the idea of performing in front of people.

My drumming heroes are Ginger Baker, Sheila E but my biggest is Jonathan “Sugarfoot'' Moffett. He has worked with the likes of The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder and Qunincy Jones.

The song I chose ‘Complex City’ is from Frank Corniola's Rhythm Section drumming book. It uses many different time signatures and has really tested me when I was learning this piece. I liked using the 9-stroke-roll in the piece.

My impact on the world has mostly been with school. My school is very involved with gender equality, human rights and our effect on the environment. Going to an all girls school we are taught about our rights as females and that there is no limit to what we can archive. I have participated in school fundraising to help communities in the Solomon Islands by performing and busking at school. I have joined the climate strikes held in the CBD.

My school was generous enough to allow me to come in the school holidays and record this video.

Eva Whitbread

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  1. Hesna Bousamra on April 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Wow, go girl.

  2. Taylor D on April 19, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    wow! loving the talent, amazing potential.

  3. marniekmac on April 19, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    this is bad

  4. shisome on April 20, 2021 at 4:13 am

    Great stuff!

  5. Batteryboy on April 21, 2021 at 8:49 am

    That’s drumming. Wonderful performance.

  6. drayzen on April 21, 2021 at 10:16 pm


  7. auskelt on April 22, 2021 at 5:14 am

    smash those things Eva

  8. annavlahos on April 25, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Love it your hard work shows in everything you do 🙏🙏

  9. imtaylor on April 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    lovely stuff pls join my band

  10. evefxox on April 30, 2021 at 5:03 am


  11. anna on May 3, 2021 at 9:04 pm


  12. Jovie D on May 7, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    I really like your drums beats you are doing!

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