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Faith Benson (<18)

Faith Benson (<18)

Name: Faith Benson
Category: Drumset
Age: 16
Location: California, United States

Hello! 馃檪

My name is Faith Benson.聽 I am 16 years old and I Hit Like A Girl!聽 My drumming journey is five years strong now, and I truly believe this is what I’m meant to do for as long as I live.

This is my third year entering the Hit Like A Girl competition and I’m excited to share my newest composition.聽 I absolutely love Hit Like A Girl because it inspires and motivates me to work, work, work on improving my drumming skills.

I am currently in a band called Crimson Apple with my three sisters.聽 We recently relocated from Hawaii to California to pursue our musical endeavors.聽 Our time in California has been a blast so far!

Although my main focus as a drummer has been with my band, I have been fortunate enough to work with several other musicians through both studio work and live performances.聽 These experiences have helped to shape me as a musician and as a person.

My musical influences are:聽 Tomoya Kanki (my favorite drummer), Anika Nilles, Josh Dun, Steve Smith, Neil Peart, Kimberly Thompson and so many more great drummers.聽 I am so grateful to have studied under both Darryl Pelligrini (Hawaii) and Pat McGrath (California).

This year I decided to submit another original song I wrote entitled “Aoi Raion”.聽 Accompanying me for the video performance are my sisters.聽 I really tried to push myself as both a drummer and writer for this composition so I sincerely hope you enjoy.聽 Thank you!


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  1. HIT LIKE A GIRL!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!! 校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校校!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. GOOOOO FAITH! We have faith in you 馃槈 .. Hope you win!

  3. Daym! You are so awesome! Kick ass drummer! Keep it up

  4. Your video was fantastic! It really looks like you enjoy playing the drums!

  5. Well done for winning week 4!! Your video is excellent, as are the band.

  6. Voted for you as one of the best last year and doing so again this year. Great talent and originality in your music. You’ve got a great future ahead of you.


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