When you think about drummers who have been able to perform and make music with some of music's most exciting Artists, Oliver Charles' name is right at the top of that list. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Oliver Charles grew up with music as his soundtrack. Very early in his career he know his love of the drums and making meaningful music would take him far.
Oliver's hard hitting and dynamic style brings elements of Punk, Folk, Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz together whenever he takes the stage. A Yamaha Artist since 2004, when he is performing with such artists as Gogol Bordello, De La Soul, Talib Kwali, Mos Def, Common, Ghostface Killah and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Oliver Charles knows he can deliver with his Yamaha Drums and hardware.
His current touring setup is Absolute Hybrid Maple in Pink Champagne Sparkle.
Absolute Hybrid Maple
The answer to the question is drums that give you the sound you need, whenever you need it.Tonal requirements vary among drummers, differ with dynamics, and change, from band to band, song to song, moment to moment. With the Absolute Hybrid Series drums, Yamaha has succeeded in addressing this, with a drum set that possesses an extraordinary degree of expressive power, allowing drummers to pursue a level of expression that perhaps they've not experience before in their other drums. These drums offer a wide dynamic range that allows them to respond accurately to each and every stroke, and follow changes in dynamics, nuance, and touch, letting you play what you want to play.Other Colors Available