Oscar Seaton’s natural talent for drums was evident at the age of four when he started playing his Moms’ pots and pans.
At age fifteen he progressed to playing Yamaha Drums. "Playing drums is all I ever wanted to do". "Being a drummer was not a choice for me, it was my God given talent, it’s a part of me. When I’m playing, I’m complete, becoming one with the music".
Amongst his peers, Oscar’s impeccable timing and pocket has earned him the name "SEATPOCKET".
Oscar’s musical creativity was birthed in the church followed by local gigs around Chicago. Oscar got his first major break playing with legend Ramsey Lewis.
Since Lewis, Oscar has played, recorded and or toured with artists Grover Washington Jr., David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Kirk Whalum, Phil Upchurch, Freed Hague, Yolanda Adams, Brian Culberson, Michael Manson, Boz Scaggs, Don Grusin, Dave Grusin, George Benson, Lionel Richie, Lee Ritenhour, and Mike Post … to name a few.
Today Oscar is busy balancing recording and touring dates. When not on the road Oscar is recording and playing with his own band "Date of Birth".
Oscar plays Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute & PHX kits.
At YAMAHA, prototype drums are the starting point of each drum's evolution. These prototypes are created in the Drum Laboratory where YAMAHA continually pursues the essence of musical perfection. Under a completely new concept, the PHX (pronounced "phoenix") Series is the pinnacle of excellence in this prototyping process. Handcrafted by our expert technicians, it's based on over 40 years of history, tradition and experience and technology. The newly developed PHX Series reveals YAMAHA's all-out pursuit of the ultimate in drum craftmanship and sound.Other Colors Available
With YAMAHA's Absolute Series you can create the ideal drum kit by choosing your favorite elements from our highest-quality materials and components.Other Colors Available
Size : 14"x5 1/2"
The basic HEXRACKII set consists of two legs and is fully compatible with Yamaha System Hardware.Compared to a typical hardware setup, the HEXRACKII uses less space and reduces floor clutter produced by stand legs, etc., around the kit. The system’s pipes and racks are made from aluminum, which makes the system lighter, transport and setup easier. And with a wide variety of optional clamps available, the rack system offers great expandability.