Brandon Maclin 2020-02-06T16:50:40+00:00

BRANDON MACLIN

Drummer, DAUGHTRY

“Earthworks microphones are really INCREDIBLE!! Just when I had given up on finding a microphone kit that was perfectly fit for my ears, I gave Earthworks a try and my life was changed!! The Earthworks Team have created microphones for every situation, that instrumentalists, singers, producers & engineers need to experience all over the world, regardless of their background, style, or genre!”

The son of a pastor, Brandon was exposed to music on a regular basis from the womb. He first realized his passion for playing the drums at three years old. Sitting on the front pew at his father’s church, his main focus was the drummer, imitating the drummer’s moves with anything from pencils and pens to rolled-up church programs. Brandon’s father was also a musician and his mother comes from a musical family as well, so one could easily conclude that music is “in Brandon’s blood.”

Brandon was just seven years old when he began playing drums professionally. After years of practice and developing his talent, Brandon became a very passionate musician. He was often requested to play for other churches, groups, and events. The opportunities to play were extremely numerous and Brandon was grateful for each one. Opportunities such as playing for several choirs in the church and the community as well as playing for many gospel artists.

In 2008, Brandon furthered his education with the Berklee College of Music. There, Brandon was an active musician as well as student in the community. Playing with the Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, & Marvin Gaye Ensemble; traveling with the Neo – Soul ensemble and the Admissions department to perform for rising berklee students, performing for the 2009 spring & Fall convocation, recording with John “JR” Robinson and various Berklee students, coordinating the Michael Jackson Tribute night along with the “YO” Team, performing and leading a group of students to perform at the Haiti & Katrina Relief concert, Drummer for the American Songbook Tribute to Motown show, performing at the High School Festival at Hynes Convention Center along with the Marsalis Brothers & Peter Erskine, and host of other shows and opportunities with both Berklee Faculty & students.

Currently, you can find Brandon accompanying gospel icon Pastor Donnie McClurkin & R&B sensation,  Eric Roberson  as a drummer. He is also the Music Director for JJ Hairston & YP and Charles Butler & Trinity! He has also recently expanded his career into the Rock/Pop genre as the drummer for rock band, Daughtry!! Brandon also expanded into the production arena, Co - Producing Hit Gospel Song, “You Deserve It” for JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, as well as, the producing Charles Butler & Trinity’s, “The Blood Experience” album!

In his career, Brandon has played with artists such as, Kim Burrell,, Betty Wright, Pastor Marvin Sapp, Micah Stampley, CeCe Winans, Tramaine Hawkins, Vickie Winans, John P. Kee, Raheem DaVaughn, Jean Carne, Nikki Ross, Karen Clark – Sheard, BET’s Sunday’s Best Winner Y’Anna Crawley, BET’s Sunday’s Best Runner – up Jessica Reedy, Tye Tribbett, and more and has been featured on television networks such as The David Letterman Show, NBC, ABC, The WORD Network, BET, and more.

Currently Using

DK7

Q&A with Brandon

Q: How long have you been using Earthworks products?

A: I’ve been using Earthworks for a little over a year now.. It’s been an amazing journey!

Q: What Earthworks products are you using?

A: I’m using a kind of customized DK7 pack.. I have dual SR20LS one for my bass drum, and the other for my DW pancake Gong.

Q: Favorite Earthworks product?

A: It’s a real war between the DM20 drum mic & the SR25 overheads!! Those overheads are just special, and the DM20 on a tom is unmatched!!

Q: What is your favorite thing about Earthworks products and their performance?

A: It’s unreal what Earthworks has created! They’ve made me more detailed and meticulous with my playing because, these mics enhance everything I hear while I’m playing! These mics allow me to hear the true sound of my drum, no matter what dynamic range I’m using while playing!

Q: Best tip for using Earthworks?

A: Ummm… The best tip or trick I can tell anybody is just give them a try.. I guarantee these mics will blow you away!

Q: Career highlights?

A: - Grammy nominated producer (Gospel Song of the Year 2017)
- Monday Night Football Appearance (2018)
- Appearance on Kelly & Michael (2019)
- Appearance on Today show (2019)

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