JIMMY LEE
ROCKING AT LIFE
At 12 years old, Jimmy Lee was given a drum kit, and the rest is history. Now with 17 years of experience, he lends his musical talents to multiple bands, including Slant and Puddle of Mudd, touring the world, and recording. It’s been a long road, battling bad gigs and putting in arduous hours of rehearsal each day, but Jimmy is doing exactly what he wants, and is the first to admit that it hasn’t been easy
Though he already knew that drumming was what he wanted to do, his high school music teacher encouraged him to continue his education at a music school. After graduation, he immediately began touring and recording while holding down various jobs. “For me, it was about working as much as I could at a job, while balancing that with drumming.” says Jimmy “Eventually, after a lot of hard work, I was able to transition into music full time.”
“It’s a matter of getting through it, having the support behind you, staying humble, and working hard.”
While no day is the same in the music industry, the work can get intense and can be an emotional rollercoaster. The parallels to life aren’t lost on Jimmy. “I don’t care who you are or what you do, you’re going to have ups and downs. It’s a matter of getting through it, having the support behind you, staying humble, and working hard.” Each day he’s in the studio early, reading emails and rehearsing for six hours, followed by the gym or a hike. For Jimmy, adding workouts into the day helps keep him grounded, even with his rock and roll lifestyle.
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