Murray Creed | Vic Firth Drum Set Artist

Murray Creed

Independent

Murray started playing the drums at age twelve and worked with bands in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada through his teens. He then headed off to the prestigious Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California. Upon graduating Murray returned to Canada where he played and recorded with Fine Tooth Combine, Camille Miller, Triple Sow Cow, Honey Loaf, Thin King, Mike Demers, Vince Vaccaro and Justin Hewitt. In 2000 Murray opened Groove Studios which quickly became Victoria’s biggest drum lesson studio. He is the author of five books on drum instruction – “Groove Evolution,” teaches 60 students per week, does clinics and masterclasses and plays 50 shows per year with his band The Temps. In 2010 Murray founded the Victoria Drum Fest which has become one of the longest standing drum festivals in North America.

Murray Creed

in 3

1

MOST MEMORABLE NEXT-LEVEL PERFORMANCE

I loved performing at the 2016 Victoria Drum Fest in front a sold out crowd that included some heavyweight drummers that were on the bill that year: Benny Greb, Michael Schack, Will Calhoun and Mark Kelso. #nopressure

2

WHAT DRIVES YOUR CREATIVITY?

Preparing for live performances like drum festivals, clinics and masterclasses always drives my creativity.

3

WHY DO YOU CHOOSE VIC FIRTH?

I love the length, weight and feel of the X5A. It's the perfect stick for me.

Behind the kit

Murray Creed - Rumba/Son Solo

Murray Creed - VDF19

Photo Credits:
Header: Ronn Dunnett
Artist In 3: Murray Creed