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Todd Sucherman

Todd Sucherman

American musician
Todd Sucherman
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Intro American musician
Is Musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 2 May 1969, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Age 52 years
Star sign Taurus
Education
Niles West High School
Genre:
Hard rock
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Biography

Todd Sucherman (born May 2, 1969) is an American drummer, who is best known for having been a member of Styx since March 1995.

Early life

Sucherman grew up in a musical family and followed in his father's footsteps by playing the drums. His father, Arnold J. Sucherman, was a doctor by day and a drummer by night, playing in the house band at the famed Chez Paree in Chicago. His mother, Jo (Seiwert) Sucherman, was an actress in the 1950s and 1960s.

Sucherman started playing drums when he was two years old. When he was six, he had his first paying gig with his brothers under the name "The Sucherman Brothers". The band consisted of Paul on keyboards, Joel on bass, and Todd on drums.

Sucherman attended Niles West High School, and then the Berklee College of Music from September 1987 to May 1988.

Career

In 1988, Sucherman returned to Chicago and quickly established himself as a noted session musician. As an in-demand player for live and session work, Sucherman recorded with Styx in March 1995 when they decided to re-record "Lady", now titled "Lady '95", for their 1995 Greatest Hits album, though he was uncredited. In February 1996 when it came time for the Return to Paradise tour and drummer John Panozzo was unable to perform, Styx asked Sucherman to join them for the tour. After John Panozzo's death on July 16, 1996, Sucherman became a full-time member, appearing on the 1997 live album, Return to Paradise.

In 1998, he helped Tommy Shaw of Styx make his solo album 7 Deadly Zens.

In addition to Styx, he has played with such artists as Brian Wilson, Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, The Falling Wallendas, Steve Cole, and Spinal Tap, among others. Sucherman also plays with the solo band of fellow Styx member Lawrence Gowan.

In September 2008, Sucherman was a featured artist in the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival. He also appeared on the cover of the October 2008 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, and in 2009 Modern Drummer Magazine voted him number one Rock Drummer in the World. In 2020, Modern Drummer readers voted him number one Live drummer. On September 12, 2020, he contributed a solo drum composition and performance entitled "13 for NP” to the twentieth annual edition of the Modern Drummer festival, which paid tribute to Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, who had died earlier in the year.

On May 2, 2020, Sucherman released his 1st solo album "Last Flight Home".

Gear

The gear he currently endorses are Pearl drums, percussion and hardware, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Pro-Mark drumsticks, and Audix microphones.

Personal life

On November 30, 2013, he announced via Instagram that he and his wife, singer Taylor Mills, were expecting a baby. Sucherman currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Discography

STYX

  • Return To Paradise - Live Album (1997)
  • Brave New World (1999)
  • Arch Allies: Live at Riverport - Live Album (2000)
  • Styx Yesterday & Today - Comp. Album (2001)
  • Come Sail Away - The Styx Anthology - Comp. Album (2004)
  • Cyclorama (2003)
  • Big Bang Theory - Cover Album (2005)
  • The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live - Live Album (2013)
  • The Mission (2017)

SPINAL TAP

  • Back From The Dead (2009)

TOMMY SHAW

  • 7 Deadly Zens (1998)

SOLO

  • Last Flight Home (2020)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 Apr 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://archive.org/details/nileswest_spectrum_1985
http://www.musiclifemagazine.net/lawrence-gowan-talks-styx-solo-success-sucherman-and-the-future/
https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/april-2020-2020-readers-poll-results/
https://www.moderndrummer.com/2020/08/20th-annual-modern-drummer-festival-a-tribute-to-iconic-drummer-neil-peart/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VdbO-gvetQ
http://www.toddsucherman.com/store/
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