Biography & Career
Ben Shanbrom is an American drummer/songwriter and founding member of the cinematic rock band Earthside. Collaborating with many renowned artists such as Björn Strid of Soilwork, Daniel Tompkins of Tesseract, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, and a number of other renowned musicians across the genre spectrum, Ben’s talents position him as a unique creative force in the worlds of both drumming and genre-bending composition.
Ben is known for his worldly approach to the drum kit—incorporating timbales, pitched chimes, and various types of auxiliary percussion into his playing. Stylistically, he draws inspiration as much from Funk, Latin, and African rhythm as he does from totally ignorant metal.
Outside of Earthside Ben composes for his own electronic/soul project and contributes his unique textural drum style to video games and other forms of media.
Influences: Gavin Harrison, Danny Carey, David Garibaldi, Stef Broks, Abe Cunningham, Aaron Harris, Morgan Rose, Josh Freese, Branden Morgan, Tomas Haake, Dave Turncrantz
Hardware & Setup
8"x14" Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum
10" Ludwig Classic Maple Tom Shell
12" Ludwig Classic Maple Tom Shell
16" Ludwig Classic Maple Floor Tom Shell
22" Ludwig Classic Maple Bass Drum