Name: Kaylee Preston
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
From: Chicago, IL USA
Currently eating: Enchiladas
Years playing drums: 14
Current bands: Bleach Party, Fembot
Former bands: Rabble Rabble, The Cathy Santonies
Gear: DW drums, Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum, DW 7000 pedal, mostly DW hardware, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Remo drum heads, Moon gels for dampening,
Interests: DRUMMING, playing shows, recording music, listening to music, watching live music, shopping for cymbals, touring, snacking, walking my dogs, cooking, laughing, joking, push-ups, giving kids high-fives.
Accomplishments in 2016: Released a record with Rabble Rabble called “Composure” via Eye Vybe Records. Toured for the record. Released a record with Bleach Party called “Endless Bender” via Tall Pat Records. Joined a new band called Fembot. Ended a legacy; Rabble Rabble called the quits after 9 years together. Played an all-Led Zeppelin cover set with Bleach Party for Halloween. Played tons of shows. Went to NAMM for the first time in Anaheim…made some rhymes.
What I love about drumming: Feeling grounded, feeling in control, feeling like a leader, making people dance, improving my technique, sweating, the way my snare drum makes my eyelashes move when I hit it.
What I would do with the HLAG 2017 prize?: Improve myself and improve my community.
About the video: Here is the latest video that I’ve got. It’s the new band, Fembot, playing a Paramore cover called “Misery Business.” This is the first time I’m submitting a live video to the HLAG contest. Hope you enjoy!
Anything else?: Just want to say thanks for watching, and keep supporting female musicians!