Thomas Lowrey is an American Drummer born and raised in Southern California. Thomas has been playing the drums since before he could reach the pedals, and began formal drum lessons at age six. At age ten, Thomas played his first live show. By age thirteen, Thomas made his professional stage debut, playing 2nd drums and percussion with Johnny Vatos’ Oingo Boingo Dance Party. Thomas graduated in 2021 from the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts, Popular Music Conservatory, and is currently a drummer at USC Thornton School of Music – Popular Music Program.
Thomas is inspired by these awesome drummers and musicians: Peter Criss, Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez, Shannon Larkin, Kenny Aronoff, Mario Duplantier, Matt Garstka, Zoltan Chaney, Alex Van Halen, Neil Peart, Thomas Lang, Mike Wengren, Ray Luzier, Stewart Copeland, Ronnie Tutt and many more!
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I play Pearl, pdp, and dw drums.
I use dw 5000 double pedals
I play Zildjian and Meinl cymbals
I use and proudly endorse Drum Dial Tuners!
Oingo Boingo Dance Party 2016-2019 (from right to left): Mike “The Spike” Glendinning,
Felice Hernandez, John Avila, Brendan McKian, Johnny Vatos, Freddy Hernandez,
Carl Graves, Brian Swartz, Sam “Sluggo” Phipps,
Steve Bartek, Thomas Lowrey
Thomas can be seen in director
Nick Nanton’s new documentary feature film,
‘RUDY RUETTIGER – THE WALK ON’
Coming to iTunes and Amazon Prime Video, October 2018!
Check out the Videos section to see a promo with Rudy and Thomas!
‘RUDY RUETTIGER – THE WALK ON’
And check out the book adapted from the film
Goes on Sale August 21, 2018!
Go to http://rudybook.com/ to order
*Be sure to read Thomas’ blog news about this project!
thomasondrums: Drummer’s Update, 2023
Photo above: thomasondrums, 2023 Hello everyone! Thank you for checking out thomasondrums.net "I'd Rather Be Behind My Drums!" - 2023, Hit It! I have been booked behind the drums with music rehearsals and performances at [...]
thomasondrums: Drummer’s Update, 2022
Photo above: thomasondrums, 2022 Hello everyone! Thank you for checking out thomasondrums.net! I have been so busy behind the drums, that I wanted to take a few minutes to catch you up on where my [...]
thomasondrums: Drummer’s Update – 2021, HIT IT!
Photo above: thomasondrums at Graceland Thank you all for checking out thomasondrums.net! I am very grateful and excited to announce that I will be continuing my journey with the drums next fall at USC Thornton [...]
*Be sure to click on ‘News’ to read past Blog updates
for details and photos!
Quotes and Tips from Pros:
“Awesome! Great Musical Intuition!”
“The hi-hat, kick and snare are the ‘cake’… but, the hi-hat is the ‘glue!'”
“The most important part of playing time is not getting there on time – it’s preparing on time.”
“When you form a band, be selective. Surround yourself with the most talented people …and that you all get along.”
“It starts with a dream- and it is always too soon to quit! ”
” If you can dream it – You can do it”
” If you’ve got a problem, take it out on a drum”