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Nandi Bushell

About Nandi Bushell

Child drummer known for her series of drum battle videos with Dave Grohl. Her cover videos have amassed millions of views since receiving worldwide media coverage following her interactions with Grohl. 

Early life

She began posting drum videos to Youtube at age 6 in 2017. Her earliest videos feature her jamming with her father. 


Her parents first noticed her musical potential when they bought her a toy drum set at 5 years old. Her cover videos have branched out to include her playing guitar and bass, as well as the drums. 

Family of Nandi Bushell

Her mother Lungi is from South Africa. Her father John is British. She also has a younger brother named Thomas. 

Close associates of Nandi Bushell

After seeing her cover video for the song “Everlong,” Dave Grohl challenged her to a drum-off. Their epic battle was finally ended by Grohl conceding. 

Art Blakey

About Art Blakey

Grammy Award-winning hard bop drummer who performed with the Jazz Messengers. He was a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2005.

Early life

He taught himself the drums after learning how to play the piano.


He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Family of Art Blakey

He grew up with foster parents who were devout Seventh Day Adventists.

Close associates of Art Blakey

Blakey and Dave Brubeck were both accomplished jazz musicians.

Mari Voiles

About Mari Voiles

American drummer for the band Bloom. Her YouTube channel on which she performs drum cover songs has over 2 million views.

Early life

One of her earliest drum covers was of the song “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against the Machine.


She has amassed over 10,000 followers on Instagram.

Family of Mari Voiles

She posted a photo of her smiling mother to her Instagram account in May 2015.

Close associates of Mari Voiles

She has covered “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters, a band fronted by Dave Grohl, on her YouTube Channel.

Ginger Fish

About Ginger Fish

Drummer who played with Marilyn Manson from 1995 to 2011. He also performed with Rob Zombie.

Early life

He studied music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


His birth name was Kenneth Robert Wilson; he adopted “Ginger Fish” as his stage name.

Family of Ginger Fish

His mother was a dancer, and his father once toured with Frank Sinatra. He grew up with two brothers.

Close associates of Ginger Fish

He and Tim Skold both played with Marilyn Manson.

Kris Kohls

About Kris Kohls

Founding member of the rock band Adema who also is a mixed martial artist with a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Early life

He has played with many bands, including Cradle of Thorns.


He was sponsored by Tama Drums and was often interviewed about his drumming techniques for various publications.

Family of Kris Kohls

His parents were living in Bakersfield, California when he was born.

Close associates of Kris Kohls

He collaborated with Mötley Crüe s Nikki Sixx on Brides of Destruction.

Dale Crover

About Dale Crover

Drummer who briefly played with Nirvana and who also played with the Melvins, as well as Men of Porn and Shrinebuilder. 

Early life

He was in an Iron Maiden cover band until he was recruited by the Melvins. 


He has been on tour with Sonic Youth. 

Family of Dale Crover

He had two children with his wife Maureen. 

Close associates of Dale Crover

He made an appearance for the music video “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young.