Justin started studying at the world-renowned education program Rockschool through his mentor and Drum Coach Justen Gordon. After skipping 4 grades out of the gate due to his work ethic and skill, Justin wrote his grade 3 exam, getting 94%. 10 months later Justin is now finishing up and prepping for his grade 7 exam, a 1st year University equivalent. Justin has now taken on his grade 8 book to finish the program. He is also in talks with Rockschool and partnering up on educating kids his age and people of all ages through his YouTube channels.
Justin won his first contest, the Kiwanis Music Festival solo award, in March of 2013 which was the 1st drummer to do so in the 80+ year history of Kiwanis. From there DrumJDC was born and took off online and Justin started drumming for a much bigger, worldwide, audience.
Now after both YouTube channels reaching over 9.3 million views and over 42,000 Subscribers since posting his 1st cover videos, Justin has taken his drumming game to the next level and has signed on as French Montana's drummer.
Justin joined forces in early 2014 by signing deals with SJC Drums, Roland, Audix Microphones, Los Cabos Sticks and DRUMLITE. In 2015 the family has grown to include Gibraltar Hardware, KMC Music, TNR Products and Tunebot Tuners. By achieving this, his drum family has expanded North American wide and has inspired Justin to work harder than ever before. Quite the anomaly for the 13 year old phenom.
Today, Justin is working hard to learn everything he can. He looks up to Justen Gordon (his teacher, collaborator and manager) as an example of how he wants to play. His goal is always to give a song exactly what it needs, and to be recognized as a musician. Justin and Justen are working on drum remixes for his favorite genres of EDM, hip hop, rap, and progressive rock. Under the guidance of Justen though, Justin Charney he gets extensive doses of Latin, Jazz, and Progressive music as well and he loves it.
This sensation is only getting started. Please feel free to visit and witness it yourself at www.drumJDC.com !
Justin D. Charney
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Wentworth Music Education Centre in Kelowna
Style and Genres
EDM, Dub, Hip Hop, Progressive Rock, Jazz
Tony Royster Jr. Neil Peart, Travis Barker, Thomas Lang, Justen Gordon
Won the Solo award at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Kelowna on March 25th, 2013
7000+ Followers on Twitter
6500+ Instagram Followers
YouTube channels have attracted over 9.0 million views and over 42,000+ subscribers
5000+ Likes on Facebook
2700+ Followers on Google+
Played at the ESPY's after show party (2014)
Hair Metal vs. Southern Rock (Sold Out)
British Invasion Rock Show (Sold Out)
Blue Collar Rock Show (Sold Out)
Kiwanis Music Festival
Sold Out Shows with French Montana 2014 - 2015
Manager – Justen Gordon
Phone: 1 (250) 681–0800