Andrew Payne

Andrew Payne

A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Andrew has been playing drums for over 35 years. He started playing professionally at the age of 16 and has been teaching music since 1987. He attended the Berklee College of Music, where he won two scholarships including a Buddy Rich award. Andrew went on to tour and become the Music Director for Grammy Award winning CCM artist Rebecca St. James. He also toured with Michael Sweet of Stryper fame and now currently plays with his original band Divine Ratio when not traveling with Windborne. He has held product endorsements with Attack drum heads and Pro-Mark drumsticks.

Equipment/instruments Andrew uses:

"I'm a huge fan of Tama drums and own several sets in their various lines. With Windborne, I have the pleasure of playing a wide variety of Drum Workshop and vintage Ludwig drum sets. It's always fun to see which drums will be provided for the show, kind of like opening presents on Christmas morning. I also play Roland V-Drums, a variety of percussion instruments and any cymbal that catches my ear, regardless of its maker."


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