Terrell Graham – At the age of 3, I started playing drums at New Macedonia Baptist Church in southeast Washington, DC. I use to drive my family crazy by playing on pots and pans on the floor in the kitchen and bedroom. As I got older I became avid, ambitious, and passionate when it came to my love for drums.
At the age of 11, I started playing drums at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, MD for the youth choir. Here at Ebenezer, I began to pursue drumming as a career. At the age of 15, I became the primary drummer at church under the direction of gospel icon Rev. Donald Vails. In this position, I began to travel around the area playing for many community choirs for various concerts.
I’ve been fortunate to work with various gospel artists such as Byron Cage, Tye Tribbett, Earnest Pugh, Brent Jones, Kurt Carr, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Deitrick Haddon, Ricky Dillard, Richard Smallwood and many more. I’ve also had the opportunity to record for Rev. Donald Vails, Rev. Timothy Wright, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church (feat. Byron Cage, Beverly Crawford), Gospel Music Workshop of America (Mass Choir & Men of Promise), Soundtrack for stage play Behind Closed Doors (produced by Tyler Perry & written by Bishop T.D. Jakes), and The Soul Messengerz.
My career as a drummer has been an amazing journey!!! I’ve been honored to be a part of some major special events and performances: The Million Family March (house drummer), Million More Movement (house drummer), I Can Do Bad All By Myself (play written by Tyler Perry), Kennedy Center (Martin Luther King Celebration) & (Black History Celebration), Washington Performing Arts Society (Men, Women and Children of Gospel), D.A.R. Constitution Hall (Black History 2000), A Touch of Reality (play written by Evang. Betty Griffin-Keller), Bobby Jones Gospel on BET Television (Ebenezer AME Church w/ Byron Cage), Brent Jones & TP Mob, Donald Malloy, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music, Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, Edwin and Tremaine Hawkins.