Matt Egler – I got my first drum kit when I was in high school. I started out as a guitar player before that and was in a band that had two guitar players we needed a drummer and I wasn’t as good as the other guitar player, so I filled in on drums. It turned out that I was becoming a lot better drummer then I ever was as a guitar player. I never took band class or anything, but I wished I would have. I just gravitated towards the drum kit.
I Started out playing alternative music…bands like Nirvana and Sublime and Alice In Chains to name a few, which got me going in the early years of developing my drumming. Then one day a friend introduced me to metal music bands like Pantera, Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, etc. It was just fascinating to me the rhythms and the techniques that were being used in that style of music and I had to figure out how to do those things.
Over the years I’ve played in a variety of styles of bands. Currently I am playing alternative music again in a band called Flat Tire Ambulance based out of Defiance Ohio. My experience with music is it doesn’t matter what style you’re playing just as long as your playing.