Warren Elder [ Canada ]
Warren Elder, a native of Exeter Ontario, first picked up a pair of sticks at 13 years old. Now at age 28, he holds a Masters degree in Percussion Literature and Performance, a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance, has played in the Band of The Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, taught privately at Long & McQuade, appeared as an orchestral soloist in both Canada and the United States, performed Opera in Italy, and has played across Ontario consistently with independent bands, opening for the likes of David Wilcox and Big Wreck. Today he is the drummer for The Luminary, while teaching and freelancing regularly.
Warren places an emphasis on playing the kit melodically, with good sounds, accurate rhythms, economical movement, and high energy. He still teaches privately out of his home in London under the banner WKE Percussion, and is working towards becoming a clinician to spread the knowledge he is so passionate about.
Presently Warren performs with the Mosaic 22” Ride, Mosaic 20” China, Arena 20” Crash, Black Sea 19” FX Custom Crash, Renaissance 19” Fast Crash, Black Sea 14” Hi-hats, Renaissance 8” Regular Splash, and a 12” Two Face Stack.