Edward J. Tucker “Mammal”

Edward J. Tucker “Mammal”

Ed is often described as the “Loudest Mammal On Earth” and “Human Metronome” because of his hard hitting, precise time keeping, no holds barred style of Rock, Funk, Fusion and other genre’s. Ed was born October 20 in Pennsylvania. He started practicing and taking his talent seriously at age 11 after watching an extremely talented drum corp. instructor playing in his brothers band, and after giving him 5 lessons and teaching him to read music with enough charted rudiments and paradiddles to keep him busy for many years, Ed preceded on his own with determination and self discipline, practicing 8 to 12 hours a day through grade school and high school and many years after that to reach his goals, timing being the most important of these, never owning a drum for 3 years. After graciously being lent a small drum set from a local biker gang member, with an 18" Bass drum and three snares, two of which he turned into Tom-Toms. Ed purchased his first drum set from the brother of a friend that was no more that a big heap of parts and unmatched shells for $40.00 saved from his paper route earnings, the balance from his Mother. Ed started his first band in junior high school and several others until joining his first real band, Road Closed.

A few years later Ed started performing with his brother Mike in an original band that he still performs with to this day under different names and many other musicians along the way, now called The Tucker Brother’s Band. Years later Ed was invited to join one of the newest up and coming Hard Southern Rock bands on the east coast, No Restraints. Recording his first full-length original album with the band at Jim Femino Productions. #1 Billboard artist Jim Femino was recently quoted as saying; “As a producer, I’ve used the best drummers in the world in Nashville. But I won’t record in Philly if I can’t get Ed Tucker behind the drums. Period.” – Jim Femino, Grammy-Nominated Writer/Producer. No Restraints went on to tour for years, playing 100 to 150+ shows a year receiving radio play across the country, signing for a single off there debut album for a compilation album of some of the best artists of the time. No Restraints recorded their second full-length album at Charlie Hill Studio two years later. Ed has sat in with countless bands, performed with uncountable musicians and done many studio sessions.

Ed’s latest project and current band, Fate Up, was hand picked by him from the best musicians this side of the Mississippi, including his bass player of many years, Mark Condello, and guitar virtuoso Eric Lacovara. Fate Up is currently working on their debut album at Studio 3T set for release 12-31-2017 on Vinyl and Download.

In 2014 Ed opened his recording studio, Studio 3T, being Producer, Engineer and Studio Drummer. Ed has always been involved in the recording of his music, which led him to attend Berklee College of Music to study Music Production, Engineering and Percussion. During his tenure at Berklee he was awarded the prestigious Berklee College Of Music Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai, at the same time earning his Berklee College Of Music Specialist Certification and Berklee College Of Music Professional Certification and is currently working on his Master Certification in Music Production.

“Ed’s seemingly boundless enthusiasm and energy, coupled with years of experience, and an engaging spirit…very talented and seasoned musician…of the highest quality.” - Rod Morgenstein, Dixie Dregs, Warrant, Professor of Percussion, Berklee College Of Music, and friend.

Endorsments

AMPP Inc. Renzi Stomp Louder

FLAM Gear Co. LLC Apparel

TnR Products Booty Shakers

Soultone Cymbals

Regal Tip by Calato Drumsticks

Humes & Berg Mfg. Co. Inc.

Ed’s setup

Drums

7x8 DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
8x10 DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
9x12 DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
11x14 DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
13x16 DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
5X14 Snare DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
18X22 VLX DW Collector Series Aztec Gold
DW 9000 Hi-Hat
DW 9000 Double Pedal
DW 9000 All Cymbal Stands & Hardware

Drums

8x8 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
10x10 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
11x12 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
12X13 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
13x14 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
14x15 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
15x16 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
16x16 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
16x18 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue
2-16x22 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Royal Blue

Tama Camco Pedals
Tama Speed Cobra Pedals
Tama Speed Cobra Double Pedal
Tama Speed Cobra Hi-Hat
All Tama Hardware & Cymbal Stands

Snare Drums

7x13 Tama SLP Maple Natural
6.5x14 Vintage Tama PM326 Brass
6.5x14 Vintage Tama Rockstar DX Chrome
4x14 Tama Bronze SLP

Soultone Cymbals

8” Soultone Custom Brilliant Splash
10” Soultone Custom Brilliant Splash
12” Soultone Custom Brilliant Splash
16” Soultone Custom Crash
17” Soultone Custom Crash
18” Soultone Extreme Crash
17” Soultone Custom Brilliant China
20” Soultone Extreme China
14” Soultone Extreme Hi-Hat Top
14” Soultone Custom Brilliant Wave Hi-Hat Bottom
24” Soultone Edward Tucker Ride

Regal Tip Drum Sticks

Regal Tip Rock Nylon Tip by Calato

AMPP Inc. Renzi

Stomp Louder Heel Plate System

FLAM Gear Co. LLC.

Apparel & Clothing

TnR Products

Booty Shakers
Little Booty Shakers

Drum Cases

Humes & Berg Enduro Pro

Remo Drum Heads

Ambassador
Emperor

Latin Percussion

Congas
Bongos
Tambourine
Double Row Brass Chimes
Vibra Slap
Jingle Sticks
And many more hand percussion

Cymbal Bags

Soultone

My Soultone Set: 

8” Soultone Custom Brilliant Splash
10” Soultone Custom Brilliant Splash
12” Soultone Custom Brilliant Splash
16” Soultone Custom Crash
17” Soultone Custom Crash
18” Soultone Extreme Crash
17” Soultone Custom Brilliant China
20” Soultone Extreme China
14” Soultone Extreme Hi-Hat Top
14” Soultone Custom Brilliant Wave Hi-Hat Bottom
24” Soultone Edward Tucker Ride