Meet Jacob Klimchuk, (AKA JJ King) formerly the full time drummer for National touring band Sleep Signals, and East Coast touring band Skinbound.
Jake Klimchuk, who was a student at Capital University in Columbus OH, Majoring in Music and Jazz Studies until he moved back to Buffalo to pursue a career in music, is originally from Akron NY, a small rural village about 25 miles outside of Buffalo. His journey eventually lead him to San Jose, CA as he continued to pursue his goal of becoming a professional musician.
At just 27 years old, he already has performed at over 525 live shows and has nearly 350 hours in professional recording studios. Jake has played with bands and solo artists from many different genres since he was 10, including Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Country, SKA, Theatrical Pop, Oldies, Elvis Tribute Bands, Classical and many more.
His last private studying was with Anthony Miranda, (First Call Hollywood Session Drummer and Excecutive Producer for 5 Kings Productions) Jacob started with him when he was just 12 years old making him the youngest student Mr. Miranda has taught in over thirty years, as his students are normally college or professional level. Jacob’s metronome like time keeping is a big plus for the bands he plays with! After having a very impressive high school career, making it into dozens of All-County and All-State bands, he has been enjoying a fulfilling Musical night life.
His greatest influences include, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Mike Portnoy formerly of Dream Theater, Arejay Hale of Halestorm, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Daniel Adair of Nickelback, Barry Kerch of Shinedown, Morgan Rose of Sevendust, Nicko Mcbrain of Iron Maiden, Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, and Anthony Miranda! whom he used to study with.
Jacob has been in several projects over the past 17 years, and works as a fill-in drummer and does studio work for various local musicians as needed. Some of the bands Jacob has played and/or recorded with, or is currently playing in, include the following:
Past Projects (including Regular bands, Fill ins and studio work):
Sleep Signals- https://www.facebook.com/sleepsignals/
Breaking Solace- https://www.facebook.com/BreakingSolace/
Alchemia- Symphonic Metalcore https://www.facebook.com/alchemiabandusa/?fref=ts
WinterSorrow- Symphonic Power Metal https://www.facebook.com/WinterSorrowband/?fref=ts
Among the Torrent- Atmospheric Death Metal https://www.facebook.com/amongthetorrent/?fref=ts
Siegewyrm- Melodic Death/Doom Metal Band www.facebook.com/siegewyrm
Skinbound- Heavy Metal Band www.facebook.com/skinbound
Pollock- Progressive Metal Band www.facebook.com/pollockmusic
Roxy Mae- Rock Band www.facebook.com/roxymaeohio
Steel Horse- Hard Rock/Classic Rock Cover Band
Lord Swagger- Hard Rock Originals Band
Murder Creek- Soft Rock/Blues/Contemporary Rock www.myspace.com/murdercreekband
Full Caliber- Hard Rock/Classic Rock Originals www.myspace.com/fullcaliber
Akron Jazz Lab- Jazz/Big Band
Sugar And Jazz Orchestra- 40's Big Band Music www.sugarandjazz.org
Craig Wilkens And The Western New Yorkers- Country Cover Band
In Silence We March- Heavy Metal Originals Band
Red Revolution- Blues/Adult Contemporary
Five Below- Alt. originals Rock
And Thy Sword- Heavy Metal, Originals
Forced Within- Hard Rock/Metal Originals
Signature- Hard Classic Rock Cover Band
Rock Candy- Youth Cover Band
F-NAR- Teen Cover and Originals Rock
Fallen from Grace- Modern Rock Cover Band
The Todd Andrews Band- Country
Rick Lauraicella and the Night Eagles- Oldies and Elvis tribute Band
Mercy Beat- Ska Originals Band
Forewarned- 70's styled Prog Rock Originals
Runway 21- Modern/Alt. Rock Cover Band
A Midnight Surrender- Original Hard Rock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im-z0OdzMOA
Vincent Massi and the Revelation- Theatrical Pop
Has Filled in with:
Naughty Dawg-Classic Rock
Old Skool- Classic Pop and R&B
Steel Horse- Classic Rock
Krush- Modern Rock Cover Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVIoC5qWsEo
Rick And The Night Eagles- Oldies and Elvis Tribute Band
Hotel Bravo- Modern/Alternative Rock Cover Band
Category 5- Alternative Rock Cover Band
One Night Stand- Classic Rock Cover Band
Bad Habit- Classic Rock Cover Band
And Many more!
Please Pause Player while watching Video! Meet Jacob Klimchuk, from Buffalo, NY!