The Drum Shuffle

The Drum Shuffle - Episode 103 - Billy Sullivan

May 27, 2020

Billy Sullivan should be a perfect example for all drummers on launching, maintaining, and growing a career in the music industry. A self-proclaimed angry kid, Billy was drawn to the drums as a way to release aggression. What he didn't know as a kid, was that his drumming would take him from his hometown of Long Island, New York to Los Angeles, where he would become highly successful in the world of film scoring. Billy's credits are far too numerous to list, but he has been a part of many highly successful films' soundtracks. On episode 103, Billy and Jamie explore his background in drumming, his move to L.A., sleeping on Steve Vai's floor, and ultimately building Cloverland Studios where he works today. Billy's story is one of persistence, determination, hard work, and a small dash of good luck. Again, his story should serve as blueprint for all musicians on what it takes to 'make it' and 'keep it' in the music world. You don't want to miss this one.