Demetrius “Meech” Cross – I’ve been playing drums since the age of 5. I’m 39 and still going strong! I have traveled with many bands, playing all types of music from Maine to Florida. I won awards in Jr high and high school for best drummer, jazz and band, and I also won a trip to universal studios to perform back in ‘94. I’ve done a couple clinics here in WV, VA, TN and SC. I’m currently teaching at two music stores and in my home, playing full time at church, subbing at other churches, playing big conventions, convocations and concerts and also playing a lot of jazz with 2 bands right now. Right now, I’m independent until I can find a full time gig.
Size stick: Rich Sticks 7A & 8A with beeswax 16.25” long with ball tips
Accessories: RS Twist Rods
I’ve tried a whole lot of sticks during my career as a drummer, playing different styles of music such as pop, rock, country, hip hop, Gospel & jazz. I’ve used so many different types of sticks for each occasion and I was tired of that. Zildjian for 1 gig, Promark or Vater for another, and the list goes on. So I was introduced to Rich Sticks by a good friend of mine and once I tried a pair, oh my gosh, I realized this company knew how to make a really good feeling, durable stick. Then I found out that this company can make any size and any tip that I wanted and that made it even better! So I played with some 7A’s and 8A’s at some Gospel & jazz gigs and I was in heaven! It’s like the sticks perfectly fit in my hand like a glove and gave me the response that I needed. I actually threw my Dennis Chambers sticks away after playing with Rich Sticks and I’ll always be a Rich fan and user from now on! Thank you Rich Sticks!