Tina Holly

United States

Teacher/School: Curt Hudberg -- Hilliard Community Music School

It seems like I must’ve been a drummer in a rock band in a previous life, because I’ve had this nagging urge to learn to play drums for most of my life. So 6 years ago I finally acted on it and started taking lessons from a patient, encouraging teacher in central Ohio, Curt Hudberg. A couple years in, some musician friends gave me opportunities to play, and the performance flame was fanned! Today I play in a new punk rock band, The Brian Clash Band, and a cover band, The Clark Twins Band, and LOVE every minute of it! I’m influenced by so many drummers, locally, nationally, and internationally: Curt Hudberg, Matt Jones, Steven Day Carter, Eric Dewees, Sina, Jess Bowen, Sarah Thawer, Cindy Blackman, Sheila E., and so many more! The producer for my punk band is the legendary Willie Phoenix, international recording and touring song writer/singer/guitarist/band leader for the last 50 years. We are so privileged! So I chose one of Willie’s songs, Go Boom, to share with you all. Please watch the video to the end — past the thank you message. Hope you enjoy the song as much as I do! And the best to all the contestants!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Gt9oLsFV8 or https://vimeo.com/810100343


  1. DianeHirakawa DianeHirakawa on March 25, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Glad you entered this contest. Your sense of humor is refreshing. Life should be fun even while focusing on an important task. I grew up in Sandusky, Ohio and marched in the 1960’s with Sandusky Eaglettes All Girl Drum and Bugle Corps. I really liked your entry’s genre. My favorite tune to play without thinking is: Stray Cat”s Rock This Town!

    • Tina Holly on April 6, 2023 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Diane, for the encouragement! Do you have a profile on the site? I’d like to learn more about you.

  2. nadkelly nadkelly on April 3, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    It’s so cool that you started only 6 years ago and you’re killing it with your bands! Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing!! I love the ending. You ARE in the right place at the right time 😃

    • Tina Holly on April 6, 2023 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your encouragement and enthusiastic support. I’m loving every minute of playing!

  3. Jeni Bynes on April 12, 2023 at 5:55 am

    Keep it up, mama! GO BOOM! 💜

    • Tina Holly on May 4, 2023 at 4:09 am

      Hey, my music fairly godmother. Wouldn’t be here doing this without you!

  4. Terry May Terry May on April 12, 2023 at 6:27 am

    So cool your doing well for only 6 years keep rocking

    • Tina Holly on May 4, 2023 at 4:10 am

      Thank you, Ms. Terry. That means a whole lot from one of my drumming heroes!

  5. Clyde Hannah on April 14, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Go T! Go Boom!

    • Tina Holly on May 4, 2023 at 4:12 am

      Hey Bass Buddy — we’re a team to the end!

  6. Brian Griffin Brian Griffin on April 25, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Tina! I am amazed by your work ethic and how you are mastering your instrument! Glad to catch your progression as you become the awesome drummer that was always inside you!!! ROCK ON!!!

    • Tina Holly on May 4, 2023 at 4:13 am

      Boss man, thank you for the opportunities, the encouragement, and the love. On we go!

  7. sandigreccomusic@gmail.com sandigreccomusic@gmail.com on May 11, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Love to see you having a blast!! Great meter and beats! Solid!

  8. Kristina Peace on July 16, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Good job Tina. You’re an inspiration to us ladies. Girls can do anything boys can do and we’re never too old to learn.

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