Upcoming 22 year old drummer, Quincey Price hailing from York, Pennsylvania recently came onto our radar to have a little chat. Currently a TRX Cymbals endorsed artist and posting drum covers on YouTube in his downtime, he has added a forty day national tour as well as a two week west coast tour to his repertoire after launching his drumming career only a year ago. Check out what he had to say!
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your background!
QP: First I’d like to say that I’m so stoked for this opportunity, I 100% dig what you guys are all about. I’m 22 years old and I live in York, PA. I have one brother and two cool dogs, I enjoy watching sports (hockey and soccer) and my favorite food is pizza!
Growing up we were poor, and Mom struggled to raise us on her own. Even though murder, drugs, prostitution, and gang violence was a consuming factor in my day to day life, my mother made a way, God made a way, and music made a way for a better life. Moral of the story always stay true to your values and work hard because nothing is impossible.
I started my drumming career last year after I decided to leave college. Right after I left, I stared doing national and west cost tours. I’ve been endorsed by TRX Cymbals and have currently been playing a bunch in my area and for a beautiful church called LCBC.
2. How long have you been drumming?
QP: I have been drumming for about 6 1/2 years
3. How did you get into drumming?
QP: I’ve always felt a connection to music. In middle school my uncle snagged a beautiful Ludwig kit and needless to say I played it more than him. But that only lasted a month. Then freshman year of high school came and then I was like, “I want to drum” so my mother bought me my first set and I taught myself how to play. I would spend hours listening to music, and then playing to tracks, watching YouTube videos and just experimenting ideas.
“Quincey has an incredible presence on stage and you can really feel the emotion and dynamics of the song he’s playing. No matter what song it is, he’ll get you excited about it.” – Andrew Greer LCBC church
4. How do you decide what covers you will post? How long do they typically take to learn, film, and create?
QP: Honestly it’s unorthodox. I give myself a week to decide on a song and learning it. I’ll look up top charts on iTunes, I’ll ask friends for suggestions, or I’ll just pick a random song.
An example of how I learn a song would be my most recent cover I did of “Still Alive” by Red. I decided on what song to do on a Wednesday and then filmed it on a Friday. So, I can learn a song in two days or longer. I want to always push myself, (or maybe I’m lazy when things pan out on the longer end) but I honestly think it depends on the situation.
When filming I’ll do a couple practice runs and then we will typically do one to three takes and choose the best take. My buddy Christian Orellana has a killer studio so he gets all of the editing mixing and mastering done in a week.
5. What are your aspirations short term and long term for your drumming career?
QP: Short term goals would be to tour consistently.
Long term would be to make a stable living with my drumming, but ultimately to be a good human being in the process of doing bigger and better things.
6. Are there any significant upcoming plans you have in store for the rest of the year?
QP: I will be playing at a leadership conference in Washington, D.C., might join the hillsong church squad and more
7. What is your favorite genre to play?
QP: My favorite genre to play is probably pop punk (The Wonder Years, Hotel Books). Some rap here and there, and sprinkle in some country and rock!
8. What is one fun fact about yourself?
QP: One fun fact about me….. I try to be funny but it doesent work out most of the time.
Oh, I don’t have a gallbladder
9. What do you think your greatest strength as a drummer is?
I’m passionate and emotional- I speak through my drums.
10. Greatest weakness?
Me vs. me will be my biggest fight.
Check out his YouTube channel below, and make sure to give him a shout on social media!