Syke 96, Music Worship Leader at Flatirons Community Church
Drums & Percussion, Orchestral Strings, Orchestral Strings Accessories, Amplifiers & Effects
Gretsch Catalina Maple Drumset, CYMBALS: Sabian, Zildjian, Dream Cymbals, Drums: Pearl, SJC Custom Drums, Sure Microphones, Beta 52 Kick!, Gear: PreSonus, Sure 215 In-Ear Headphones
1) Blink-182, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, 30 Seconds to Mars, Box Car Racer, Angels and Airwaves, Plus 44, Sum 41, Chris Tomlin, Imagine Dragons, Rammstein, Awolnation, Avenged Sevenfold, Bastille
Studying Music Business at University of Colorado Denver
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My name is Jay Rock and I am 21 years old. I have been playing music since I was in 5th grade. When I was a student at Sierra Elementary I decided to join the school orchestra and play the viola. My parents rented a viola for me at this very Music and Arts. I ended up renting it until I eventually owned it! I played all the way through 8th grade and then turned my full attention to the drums. I started playing drums at the beginning of 8th grade and I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to take it to the next level. So my younger brother, our friend Ryan and I decided to start a band. We called ourselves Synergy, but have changed our name to Syke 96, which is our current name now. We bought all our own equipment and started practicing! During this time, Josh and I wanted to take lessons so we went to Music and Arts and took drum and guitar lessons with Steve Saviano and Mike Sullivan. We took lessons for 4 years here and it really made us take off as musicians. Within 6 months we got our first show. When we played our first show I was still in 8th grade and Josh and Ryan were only in 5th grade. We continued playing shows and eventually even got into the studio to record our first EP. We have now been together for almost 7 years, played numerous shows at places like the Gothic Theater, Summit Music Hall, Marquis Theater, Blacksheep and many more. We have played shows with bands such as Cartel, I Am Empire, Kory Brunson Band, Trapdoor Social, Bop Skizzum and lots of Denver local bands. We even had the honor of playing at Barry Fey's birthday party one year! We have played a lot of fairs and festivals such as The People's Fair, New West Fest, Buffalo Bill Days and even played at Thornton's 4th of July Firework Show. We have been in the studio several times as well to record. We have released a full album, an EP and a single on iTunes and many other digital music stores. We were featured on a TV show called Top Teens TV and have been in the Colorado Music Buzz, Scene Magazine and more.
Besides my band I play drums for the youth services at Flatirons Church and go to school for Music Business at the University of Colorado Denver. My whole life is music so there is no better place to work than a music store! Especially a store that has provided many of my musical needs in the past.
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