At only 18, Aiden has been playing professionally for 9 years. At the tender age 5, he was already playing advanced drums on the video game Rock Band. His musical ability exploded when he began to play on his uncle’s borrowed acoustic drum kit. Soon after, he began taking lessons at Rockstars of Tomorrow Music Academy. His love for music and interest in drumming was noticed at a very early age from his rhythmic banging on empty containers and love for music. At age 9, he was asked to join the young boy band Minor Strut, who will hit their 9 year mark!
In summer 2017, Aiden was asked to join the teen band Thursdays In Suburbia, while still playing with Minor Strut. They went on to reach some incredible accolades such as winning the Battle of the Vans Warp Tour 2018 and earning a coveted spot to play on stage. With his contribution to their new self titled EP on the song 'Underworld' and huge following on their YouTube video premier 'Last Chance' with over 20+K views. His tenure with TIS ended Winter of 2018. A surprise reunion show in early 2021 was well received.
Aside from playing with a very busy rock band, Aiden plays Jazz. He has earned First Chair in his High School Jazz Band and Concert Band, an honor rarely bestowed on freshmen. Whilst in Junior High, he was honored with a scholarship at the prestigious Idyllwild Jazz Intensive Summer Camp 2018. Competing with his schools have also earned several recognitions from RCC Riverside Community College. Aiden has been recognized for his musical talent and writing ability from his Elementary School Highland Elementary as well as Augustine Ramirez Middle School.
Aiden's interest include: Teaching drums as freelance for over 5 years. Some of his interest include; working out at his Cross Fit gym & Kettle Bell lifting at home. He earned a brown belt in Jujitsu. Enjoys going to live concerts and sporting events. He learned to play piano and dabbles on bass and was self-taught on guitar. He loves traveling with his family. Enjoys swimming, baseball, bike riding and skateboarding. He has an affinity and knowledge of air soft guns and enjoys air sorting at the local battle fields. He enjoys cooking delicious Asian inspired foods. He likes watching movies and of course playing video games with his brother, cousins and buddies. He loves his sweet dog Taffy and is a crazy Lego builder and tinkerer.
Aiden has been endorsed by Amedia Cymbals USA since 2015. His band is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars, Bigsby, Ernie Ball, Blackstar Amps & Voodoo Lab.
Has played professionally since March 2014. They cover Rock, Alternative Rock as well as Original Music. Their musical talent and charisma have afforded them opportunities to perform in front of thousands of people at legendary venues, charity events, festivals and car shows all over California, Arizona and Hawaii. As well as being invited to play three years in a row at the prestigious NAMM SHOW 2018, NAMM SHOW 2019, NAMM SHOW 2021 and most recently at NAMM SHOW 2022.
Minor Strut has had the opportunity to Share the Stage and play with Legendary Rock Bands and Rockers including Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Taylor Hawkins (Chevy Metal & Foo Fighters), The Cult; Cold War Kids; The Ataris; Berlin; Greg Bissonette (Drummer for David Lee Roth and many more), Everlast (Front man for House of Pain), Duff McKagan (Bassist for Guns N’ Roses), John Tempesta (Drummer for The Cult), Jonny Two Bags (Guitarist for Social Distortion and Cadillac Tramps), Matt Sorum (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame drummer for Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult), Ravidrums and Charles Glenn Jr. (Bassist for Little Richard).
Minor Strut is an incredibly dynamic group of young musicians whose musical ability is not limited by their age. Their sound will definitely stop you in your tracks. From razor sharp guitars to back breaking drums, their rhythm is mesmerizing!
Minor Strut has recently released several original tracks with there singles, 'GOTTA TELL YOU', 'MANNEQUIN HEAD', 'MY YOUTH' and their latest, 'FOR ME'. Several more tracks to be released through 2022-2023. You can catch them performing live throughout Southern California. For more info, please visit them at https://linktr.ee/minorstrut - @minorstrut - www.minorstrut.com
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THURSDAYS IN SUBURBIA
In June 2017, Aiden joined the teen band Thursdays In Suburbia , concurrently with his other project Minor Strut both based out of Southern California and nestled in the Inland Empire’s booming music scene. A four piece band with female lead vocalist and ages ranging from 14 to 17 that cover Rock, Alternative Rock and Punk. Writing, producing and performing original music for the young and young at heart. Their musical influences are eclectic and range from the slow and haunting ballads of bands like Mazy Star and Radio Head to the fast and adrenalized sounds of bands like Royal Blood, Sublime and System of the Down. With the release of their self titled EP, Thursdays In Suburbia in Winter of 2019. Aiden's collaboration can be heard on several tracks including 'Underworld', 'Last Chance', first release of '1896', first release of 'Against Us'. His tenure with TIS ended Winter of 2018.
TIS has been blessed with the opportunity to play on small and large stages alike, ranging from community events to legendary venues such as the House of Blues, Whiskey A Go Go and most recently Vans Warped Tour 2018. Winners of Battle of the Bands for Vans Warped Tour 2018.
After hearing 2018 was the last year for The Vans Warped Tour, Thursdays in Suburbia decided to give it a shot. Over 800 bands applied; a little over 200 bands battled and 9 bands made it to the finals. It was very tough competition but Thursdays in Suburbia took home 1st Price. On June 21st, 2018 they performed at the Vans Warped Tour in Pomona. An experience they will never forget. Whether large or small, they love to perform on stage! The audience is mesmerized by their musical ability, stage presence and talent. Actively recording and releasing music, with their most recent original ‘Last Chance’ and ‘Against Us’ currently with over 19K hits on YouTube and SoundCloud. His tenure with TIS ended Winter of 2018 and continues to be an important member of the band Minor Strut.
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