Smyff started drumming at age 13, oftentimes jamming with his older brother Sean and many other musicians. Smyff started drumming rock and metal, eventually branching off into different styles of music to increase his drumming knowledge, as well as music in general. After being contacted by Sean and Mykie, Smyff accepted their invitation to be the drummer of Fatal Havoc.

Smyff’s playing style has been described as hard hitting, energetic, and intense. Known for his windmill move live, Smyff leaves his fans guessing on which crazy move he'll do next. Smyff has shared the stage with rock legends such as: Psychostick, Sevendust, Adema, Eye Empire, Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) and more! Smyff’s live and studio experience is unprecedented, bringing hard hitting drums and an epic stage show.

Mapex Drums

Saluda Earthworks Cymbals

Gibraltar Avenger II Kick Pedal
Mapex and Tama Stands

Vic Firth

In-Ear System:
Ultimate Ears Custom Fit
Behringer Powerplay P16-I & P16-M

Q: Who influenced you to become a drummer?
A: There have been many people who influenced me to become a drummer; Joey Jordison is one of them, as he is a personal hero of mine. His raw energy and stage show blew me away. I’d also have to say my father, although not a drummer himself, has helped me in many ways with developing my skills.

Q: You bring some pretty big energy to the stage, how do you prepare for a show?
A: I prepare more mentally than anything else. I also have a playlist I listen to on the way to shows to get me mentally prepared. I will also do some light stretching of my neck and wrists too.

  How strong do you feel about the music that you and the band write?
A:  I feel very strongly about it. When you write music, you put a lot of emotion into it. With anything you create you feel a mixture of emotions; happiness, determination, passion. To know that our music has helped some people through tough times and brought other people together is a very special thing to me.

  Any insights on your upcoming album?
A: Gasping for Air is a very powerful, emotional, hard-hitting album that I am incredibly fortunate to have been a part of. I would have to say that it’s my favorite album to have ever recorded, and I can’t wait for fans to experience it.
Twitter: @SmyffOfficial
  • Appreciate Ya!Smyff
  • Always make sure that you’re passionate about what you do!Smyff
  • I once had a fan come up to me and say: ‘you remind me of Morgan Rose of Sevendust!’ and that meant a lot to me because Morgan Rose is an absolutely amazing drummer!!!Smyff
  • What defines me as a drummer is dedication, energy, determination, and passion; I always try my best to give the fans an energetic show because when I see my favorite bands, I love it when they all jump around together and they have a collective energy!Smyff