Erik Truelove |

Erik Truelove

Erik Truelove

Four time title-holder of “World’s Most Accurate Drummer”, Erik Truelove is a skilled professional who believes that keeping solid time is the most important contribution a drummer can make to music.

Truelove began performing on trumpet in junior and senior high school concert and marching bands. At 15, he bought his first drum set and taught himself to play by ear. He’s been performing ever since and has continually expanded his knowledge of drumming through countless drum clinics, videos, and books.

Erik has since performed in theater ensembles and toured with many bands, both in the U.S. as well as internationally including Germany, Austria and Mexico. He has also been involved in several recording projects as both a drummer as well as a producer. He enjoys working with a variety of artists and genres.

After earning his fourth accuracy title, Truelove began collaborating with Onboard Research Corp. makers of the Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzer to develop the instructional DVD for the device. This also led to opportunities for him to demonstrate it's unique and beneficial qualities at trade shows like NAMM & PASIC. OnBoard closed its business in 2018 and Erik acquired the remaining inventory of Beatnik's & Accessories.

In 2011 Truelove founded the Drum and Drummer School of Percussion in Tucson, Arizona. This mecca for drumming instruction and creativity eventually evolved to include guitar, bass, piano. In 2018 Erik relocated to the Houston area and is currently performing around the region. He is currently accepting a limited number of private drum students at his newest teaching studio, The Loft Studio of Hidden Falls

To me the tonal qualities of Soultone cymbals are what initially drew me to the company. Then after seeing the level of camaraderie, excitement
and familial interactions between those involved in the company and the other artists, it was an easy decision for me to make to commit to become a Soultone Cymbal Artist.
The variety of models and the unique look of the cymbals too
For me, they are better as they have become a big part of my sound and musical expression
It is important for any musician to educate themselves on what is available to them and
connect with instrument manufacturers that help them reach their full potential. Soultone Cymbals has helped me in that regard.
The artist relations department at Soultone are extremely accommodating. Their knowledge of their product and their willingness to help showcase their artists is phenomenal. The audio video studio at the Soultone Facility is like Disneyland for Drummers and I look forward to my next trip to Disneyland :)

My Soultone Set: 

23" Vintage Old School 1964 Ride Cymbal, 21" Extreme Ride cymbal, 18" Extreme Crash cymbal, 16" Extreme Crash cymbal, 14" Extreme China cymbal, 13" Extreme Hi Hat cymbals, 8" Extreme Splash cymbal, 6" Brilliant Splash cymbal.