Drummer and drum builder Steve Crabtree was born & raised on the south-side of Chicago's Morgan Park / Beverly area & began drumming in 1963. His love for drums & the necessity to create an affordable great looking & sounding drum led him to begin the Beat Boogie Quality Custom Drum Company.
NASHVILLE DRUM SHOW 2014
Drum clinic -Kofi Baker at the Beat Boogie showroom. Ginger Baker writes:
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DRUM! Magazine: We just got our hands on this behind-the-scenes video of the Beat Boogie Drum Company featuring company founder Steve Crabtree showing off his lineup of one-of-a-kind instruments. You can really tell this guy loves drums.Click on link below to view video: http://www.drummagazine.com/gear/post/behind-the-scenes-at-beat-boogie/
NWI Time's write-up on the company: http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/prime/profiles/custom-drum-builder-steve-crabtree-rocks-on/article_459ec003-8981-581c-b012-cdd79abc927c.h
Beat Boogie Quality Custom Drums ™ - not just a drum - but an instrument to behold. A picture tells a story - until you see the beauty and hear the sound 1st hand you won’t get it. When you play and perform your first roll and snap on one of these drums then you will know what other drummers are talking about. Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting Beat Boogie Quality Custom Drums.
DRUM! MAGAZINE VIDEO @ CHICAGO DRUM SHOW 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za4TNvRBCRw
St. John Town Council President Mike Forbes, right, talks drums with Beat Boogie entrepreneur Steve Crabtree at the St. John 175th Anniversary Festival. Steve handcrafts drum sets locally for famous musicians.
DRUM! Magazine: Beat Boogie Custom Drums @ 2013 Chicago Show
As usual, the Beat Boogie Custom Drums booth was awash in cool and unusual snare drums, although this year the company brought a larger number of drum kits than we remember seeing in past shows. But the single drum that really caught our attention was the new Psychedelic Air snare drum, which allows the player to raise or lower its pitch by blowing air into an attached tube. But is it cool? Definitely!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za4TNvRBCRw
So treat yourself to one of our fine snares...your drums will thanks you....here is what some of our customers are saying:
When Larry J Mysliwiec played / toured with Iggy Pop in the 80'S, Iggy really took a liking to him - not only for his playing ability but when they came to a new town Larry would seek out a health food store & a gym!
Rod Morgenstein plays Beat Boogie! Drummer with Winger & Jazz Fusion band Dixie Dregs. His unique, dynamic and musical drumming style has led to Rod’s winning the Best Progressive Rock Drummer award in Modern Drummer Magazine’s Reader’s Poll 5 years in a row (1986-1990) and Best All-Around Drummer (1999), earning him a permanent position in the magazine’s prestigious Honor Roll.
Alvino M. Bennett. Drummer for: Dave Mason, Robin Trower; Slash; Bryan Ferry; Joshua Kadison; Kenny Loggins , Soul II Soul; Chaka Khan; Isley Brothers; Sheena Easton.
Carmine & Vinny Appice checking out The Beat Boogie Psychedelic Air Drum with Steve Crabtree.
Todd Sucherman (Styx - world reknown Drummer).......................................................................
Hannah Ford Welton-Drummer for Prince
Frank Donaldson Archie Bells & the Drells (Tighten Up) Corky Seigel
Gregg Potter & Cathy Rich - Buddy Rich Big Band.
Kofi Baker with Steve Crabtree @ showroom Clinic
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Todd Sucherman - Styx