Known as the Human Drum Machine, Darren Shearer has spent his career pushing the acoustic envelope in pursuit of the perfect drum break, and moving dance floors all over the U.S and Canada. Drummer for cutting edge trio The New Deal, his simple, aggressive approach to drums have put him at the top of his genre, being one of the few drummers able to acoustically capture the true spirit of electronic music. Darren has also played on countless hip-hop, rock and funk projects and is currently on tour and finishing up The NEW DEAL's next studio record, out this fall. Darren has been a devout Yamaha drummer for many years and swears by his Maple custom kit and Weckl snare. There are no other drums that can match their perfect balance of projection, warmth, and attack Darren says.
Darren also endorses Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drum sticks.