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James Agnew
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WE ASKED..... WHY GIBRALTAR?
It's the best hardware on the market today, the racking systems are by far to me the greatest to ever be created!
 


PROFILE
J. Agnew was born on February 5, 1986 in Cleveland, Ohio, and began to play drums at age five. His father, a drummer, and his mother, a trained classical singer, taught James how to converse with music and the value in respecting the art. “Showtime,” as he has been most aptly nicknamed, has a profound background in playing for live stage productions and studio recordings, yet this was not something he learned overnight. The young J. Agnew gained most of his talent playing in church, and further developed his abilities through studies at the Cleveland School of the Arts. Showtime’s impressive resume includes such names as Anthony Hamilton (Changing the World Tour 2005 – 2007), Phil Perry, Carlos Santana (USA tour, 2007) among others. In 2009, Agnew appeared in the cast of the MTV series Diddy’s: Making His Band. That opportunity lead to him being asked to join Sean Kingston’s band for the Tomorrow tour in 2009, which later put him on the My World National Tour featuring Justin Bieber (2010 – 2012). These days Mr. Agnew stays busy touring with several acts: Pop sensation Jason Derulo, Pop Star Sean Kingston, and R&B Diva Keyshia Cole not to mention his production company, clinics and session recordings. In 2014 you can find him again on a world tour in support of Jason Derulo's latest release. J. Agnew has also worked with Sean Kingston, Flo Rida, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Keyshia Cole, Dwele, Kindred the Family Soul, J. Moss, Earnest Pugh, Vashawn Mitchell, Tonya Baker.

RECORDINGS
The Word Church

INFLUENCES
Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Buddy Rich, Teddy Campbell, Aaron Spears, Chris Johnson, George "Spanky" McCurdy and last but not least Myself

ADVICE TO ASPIRING MUSICIANS
Keep God first and stay true to yourself and dream big, take the necessary step to achieve whatever it is, and watch it happen!!!