Ted Kirkpatrick | Vic Firth Drum Set Artist

Ted Kirkpatrick


I started drumming at age ten, but got serious after watching Buddy Rich from the front row at the WI State Fair in 1972, and seeing Carl Palmer's epic drum solo on Karn Evil 9 at Cal Jam 1974. I'm also greatly influenced by classical music and the rhythmic sounds of nature.

Behind the kit

Ted Kirkpatrick / Tourniquet - Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor - Finale

Tourniquet / Ted Kirkpatrick - LET THE WILD JUST BE WILD - feat. GABBIE RAE

Ted Kirkpatrick drum solo - Tourniquet live in Orange, CA, 1998