Tony Mallard Drums
Tony was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. His first and most influential person in his life was his legendary uncle, Donald Smith. Tony attended ECU for music performance and has played for many regional bands, playing everything from Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Flamenco, Rock, and Beach Music. Some of the bands and musicians he has worked with include, Sonia's Kitchen, Matrix, Flamenco guitarist Bill Strickland, Craig Woolard Band, Mark Roberts Band, Machine Gun Band, Flannel Rebellion, and Seneca Guns. Tony has also recorded many projects with Kare Kane and has had the honor of studying with legendary drum instructor, Jim Chapin. Tony is very excited about his new adventure of taking on the challenge of playing Steve Smith's iconic drum parts with Trial by Fire Tribute to Journey!