Welcome

"Sensitive to the song", "Solid pocket player", "Tasteful fills and great dynamics" and "A joy to work with" are some of the comments made by producers, engineers and professional musicians about Jake Klimchuk (AKA JJ King), now 25 years old, who has been drumming in the WNY music scene since he was ten. He has played and recorded with bands and musicians from a wide spectrum of genres including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Big Band, Country, Ska, Classic Rock, Theatrical Pop, Classical and more. Jake has been recognized as the "Go To" drummer, by local musicians, for fill in gigs and Studio Work. He has spent just over a year in San Jose, CA touring and performing with: Fire & Flesh on a 2 week West Coast tour, Among the Torrent, Alchemia, WinterSorrow, and Anisoptera all over the Bay Area. He then returned to Western NY to tour with WNY Metal Band Skinbound and Hard Rock band Breaking Solace. He is now touring heavily with Breaking Solace and filling in with SteelHorse Classic Rock Cover band while their current drummer is recovering from a bout with cancer. Please say a prayer for Brian Best! Some of JJ's major influences include drummers like John Bonham, Arejay Hale, Mike Portnoy, Gene Hoglan, Mike Mangini, Thomas Lang, and more! He is constantly trying to learn and evolve as a player by finding new influences and always honing his abilities. Also, JJ is proud to announce that he has endorsements with "Regal Tip" drumsticks and "Saluda" cymbals!

National/Touring bands JJ's Current band "Breaking Solace" and other various bands he has played with, have opened for:

-Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche)

-Texas Hippie Coalition

-Kobra And The Lotus

-Buck Cherry

-P.O.D.

-Alian Ant Farm

-Lit

-Puddle Of Mud

-Avatar

-Eyes Set To Kill

-Soulfly

-Havok

-Saliva

-Rest, Repose

-Davey Suicide

-Devanation

-Hanzel Und Gretyl

-Fearless Vampire Killers

-The Relapse Symphony

-Close to Home

-Year of the Locust

-William Control

-Graveshadow

-Beauty in The Suffering

News:
  JJ King is now accepting new students. A few spots have opened up for beginners through advanced students, covering all aspects of drumming from site reading to drum kit flexibility. Whether you are auditioning for your schools All-State or County bands, or preparing for your upcoming tour, JJ can give you a whole new perspective on your preparations!
  Please email him at jjking@drummerjake.com for availability and pricing. 

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Upcoming shows with JJ King

Previous events

Date Event Location
JJ KING with Skinbound at VQM Black Carpet Affair Fubar, St. Louis, Missouri Fubar, St. Louis, Missouri
JJ KING and "Skinbound" @ Taps Live Taps Live, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 Taps Live, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
JJ KING and "Skinbound" with Soul Solution 696 and Hyper Fury Rockhouse Live Memphis , Memphis, Tennessee 38134 Rockhouse Live Memphis , Memphis, Tennessee 38134
JJ KING and "Skinbound" @ Scout Bar Scout Bar, Houston, Texas 77058 Scout Bar, Houston, Texas 77058
JJ KING and "Skinbound" @ Texas Mist Texas Mist 1115 Old Bastrop Hwy, , Austin, Texas 78742 Texas Mist 1115 Old Bastrop Hwy, , Austin, Texas 78742
JJ KING and "Skinbound" @ JCE Fest Thunder Alley OKC 2127 SW 74th St, Ste B, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159 Thunder Alley OKC 2127 SW 74th St, Ste B, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159
JJ KING with "Skinbound" @ "Front Of House Lounge" Front Of House Lounge, Springfield, Missouri 65806 Front Of House Lounge, Springfield, Missouri 65806
JJ KING with "Skinbound" At "All Star Bar" The All Star Bar & Grill, 64117 Kansas City The All Star Bar & Grill, 64117 Kansas City
 —  — JJ KING with "Skinbound" At Top Fuel Saloon Top Fuel Saloon, Illinois 60408 Top Fuel Saloon, Illinois 60408
 —  — JJ KING with "Steel Horse" at Kettles Kettles, Orchard Park Kettles, Orchard Park
JJ KING with SteelHorse at "Rock Starz" Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY
JJ KING with SteelHorse at Seneca Allegheny Casino Seneca Allegheny Casino Bar, Salamanca NY Seneca Allegheny Casino Bar, Salamanca NY
 —  — JJ KING with SteelHorse "Voz Cycle" Bike Night Voz Cycle, North Tonawanda, New York 14120 Voz Cycle, North Tonawanda, New York 14120
Skinbound at Voodoo Queen Black Carpet Affair Show Fubar, St. Louis, MO Fubar, St. Louis, MO
JJ KING with SteelHorse at Seneca Allegheny Casino Seneca Allegheny Casino Bar, Salamanca NY Seneca Allegheny Casino Bar, Salamanca NY
JJ KING with Steel horse at "The Bullfrog Hotel" Bullfrog Hotel, Jamestown, NY Bullfrog Hotel, Jamestown, NY
Skinbound at Metal Fest 2 Fingerlakes Mall Event Center, Auburn, NY Fingerlakes Mall Event Center, Auburn, NY
JJ KING with SteelHorse at "Rookies On The Lake" Rookies on the Lake, Dunkirk, New York 14048 Rookies on the Lake, Dunkirk, New York 14048
JJ KING with SteelHorse at "The Bullfrog Hotel" Bullfrog Hotel, Jamestown, NY Bullfrog Hotel, Jamestown, NY
 —  — JJ KING with Steel horse at "Rockstarz" Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY Rockstarz, Cheektowaga, NY

Zayde Wolf - "Animal" - Drum Cover by JJ King

Guitar Center Drum Off Quarter Finals and District Championship

JJ King Drum Cam - Skinbound "Last Tyrant": "Insurrection"

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