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JJ King

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"Sensitive to the song", "Solid pocket player", "Tasteful fills and great dynamics" and "A joy to work with" are some of the comments made by producers, engineers and professional musicians about Jake Klimchuk (AKA JJ King), now 25 years old, who has been drumming in the WNY music scene since he was ten. He has played and recorded with bands and musicians from a wide spectrum of genres including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Big Band, Country, Ska, Classic Rock, Theatrical Pop, Classical and more. Jake has been recognized as the "Go To" drummer, by local musicians, for fill in gigs and Studio Work. He has spent just over a year in San Jose, CA touring and performing with: Fire & Flesh on a 2 week West Coast tour, Among the Torrent, Alchemia, WinterSorrow, and Anisoptera all over the Bay Area. He then returned to Western NY to tour with WNY Metal Band Skinbound and Hard Rock band Breaking Solace. He is now filling in with SteelHorse Classic Rock Cover band while their current drummer is recovering from a bout with cancer. Please say a prayer for Brian Best! Some of JJ's major influences include drummers like John Bonham, Arejay Hale, Mike Portnoy, Gene Hoglan, Mike Mangini, Morgan Rose, Sean Kinney, Bill Ward, Ben Gordon, Tommy Lee, Thomas Lang, and more! He is constantly trying to learn and evolve as a player by finding new influences and always honing his abilities. Also, JJ is proud to announce that he has endorsements with Los Cabos Drumsticks, Saluda cymbals, Sweet Spots and Creative Percussion! 

National/Touring bands that  JJ has opened for or shared the stage with while drumming for several bands such as "Sleep Signals", "Breaking Solace" "Skinbound" and other various bands he has played with, include:

-All That Remains

-Escape The Fate

-Attila

-Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche)

-Red Sun Rising

-Texas Hippie Coalition

-Kobra And The Lotus

-Buck Cherry

-P.O.D.

-Alien Ant Farm

-Lit

-Puddle Of Mud

-Avatar

-Eyes Set To Kill

-Soulfly

-Havok

-Saliva

-Rest, Repose

-Davey Suicide

-Devanation

-Hanzel Und Gretyl

-Fearless Vampire Killers

-The Relapse Symphony

-Close to Home

-Year of the Locust

-William Control

-Graveshadow

-Beauty in The Suffering

News:
  JJ King is proud to announce that he will be joining Hardrock/Metal Band "SLEEP SIGNALS" on a nation wide tour along with "ESCAPE THE FATE", "ATTILA", and "ALL THAT REMAINS"! The tour begins in Redding PA this week! Stay tuned for all the show dates!

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Dallas House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75202 House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75202
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Houston House of Blues Houston, Houston, Texas 77002 House of Blues Houston, Houston, Texas 77002
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73149 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73149
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Wichita The Cotillion, Wichita, Kansas 67209 The Cotillion, Wichita, Kansas 67209
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Grand Rapids 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Michigan The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, Michigan 48201 The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Chicago House of Blues Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60654 House of Blues Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Minneapolis Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Denver Summit Denver, Denver, Colorado Summit Denver, Denver, Colorado
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Ashwaubenon The Green Bay Distillery, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 54304 The Green Bay Distillery, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin 54304
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Cleveland House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Stroudsberg Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Boston House of Blues Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 House of Blues Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Silver Spring The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Myrtle Beach House of Blues Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House of Blues Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hellyeah, Nonpoint, & Sleep Signals in Atlanta Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
JJ KING with Sleep Signals @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, Iowa 51101 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, Iowa 51101
JJ KING with Steelhorse Zoar Valley, East Otto, NY Zoar Valley, East Otto, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Seneca Allegany Casino River Bar, Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Casino River Bar, Salamanca, NY
JJ KING with Steelhorse Batavia Downs, Batavia, NY Batavia Downs, Batavia, NY

"Modern Misery" by Architects - Blindfolded Drum Cover

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