Andrew John Cole (34yrs) was born on July 15th, 1982 to Carl & Dianna Cole (Regional Music Ministry Business Professionals). Every since he was 2 years old, he displayed tremendous Talent in Music Rhythm, making on the beat sounds with his mouth and tapping on various surfaces with his big hands. At the age of 3, he actually began playing a full drum set at his Grandfathers Church (Diannas Dad, who purchased the kit for him). By Gods Amazing Grace, Drew rapidly excelled in the percussion field, playing in Church Services, Concerts and professional recording studios by the age of 7 (the Bible .. for perfection). It was only a matter of time before he began to fulfill his destiny to become a Mega-Musician (with Multi-talented relatives on both sides of the Family). After attending Christian Educational Institutions throughout his Elementary, Middle and High School years, Drew became interested in continuing his busy schedule working in the Family Company, Sounds Of Good News (SOGN). After exploring post-secondary Education options, God inspired Drew to pursue Internship with SOGN. Currently, Andrew Cole is sharing his God-given Multi-Talents with the World through his live performances and Recording Productions (inc. playing Drums, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar and Secret Vocals)...with Humility and Excellence. Moreover, he is soon to be a National Positive Force.
Playing Drums: 31yrs
Bass, Guitar & Keyboard: 20yrs
Production & Engineering: 20yrs
I play live all the time. Studio work as well. We play all over the place. Restraunts, Country clubs, concerts. The whole nine. We play Jazz, Funk, Latin, Gospel (of course). Anything.
My special moment was when my grandfather(who is the Pastor of our church in Freeport, IL:Holy Temple Church of God in Christ)bought a drumset for the church and one day when I was only 4, I just got on and started makin' beats. I could always hear beats in my head.
My Dad of course is very inspirational. He is a musical maestro/genius! He & my Mom get all the credit for me hearing such great music from artists like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, Whitney Houston, Barry White, I mean everything! My Mom could own a CD store with all of the albums she's got! J. Moss kinda got me into using the synth solo instrument. But everything else is just me.
Yamaha PSR 540, Kurzweil, Yamaha RBX 170 Bass, Ibanez SR405 Soundgear Bass, Cool Edit Pro V.2, & Fruity Loops!
I just encourage everyone to stick with Christ. Keep him the center of everything you do. God will bless you and give you the desires of your heart. Give him your all. And when you produce don't half-step. Give it a 100% or don't do it at all. Follow your passion!!
Peace & luv,