His name is Evan Patterson and comes from St. George, which is a place west of Brantford, Ontario. Introduced by his dad to bands like Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails and Front 242 (cool dad, huh?), the kid took to playing drums first wtih Rock band and then with a real kit.
Turns out he was a natural. He managed to strike up a correspondence with industrial drummer Joe Letz (also the actual model for the punk rock drummer in Rock Band 2). Letz mentored Evan with some personalized lessons. Evan also hooked up with Trevor Friedrich of Combichrist, who was also impressed with the kids’s talent
To cut a long story short, Evan was invited by Trevor to NYC to sit in with a group called Imperative Reaction where he just killed it. He’s since sat in with a number of other groups.
And he’s just 15. Watch this.
My dad just took me to hockey practice.