Tom Grosset is a 23 year old musician who began playing drums at the age of 12. Born in Grantham, England in 1990, Tom moved to Canada in ’96 and started showing a great interest in music at a very early age to a point where he pursued studying music professionally. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Humber College in April, 2013, this Toronto man set a brand new world record and became the second person in history to break 1,200 strokes in 60 seconds. On July 13th, 2013 Grosset was announced as the World’s Fastest Drummer after breaking the world record with an incredible 1,208 single strokes in 60 seconds at a Guinness World Record-approved event in Nashville, TN. A 90-minute feature long documentary film called “World’s Fastest Drummer”, directed by Abdul Malik, will be released next year (2014) and will feature many aspects of this extreme event including Tom’s personal journey on how he became the world’s fastest drummer.
Outside of speed drumming activities, Tom performs music live with different groups such as his jazz-fusion band Snaggle. Grosset has also built an online following through his YouTube channel where he has posted numerous videos of himself drumming to movie and game soundtracks. These videos have gone onto garner attention from award-winning composers such as Brian Tyler, Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer, with Hans Zimmer sharing Grosset’s “Man of Steel Drum Cover” video on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Since these events, Tom has been featured on numerous media outlets including TIME Magazine, CNN, NBC, CBS, BBC, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, The Global Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, Global, CP24, CBC, the Toronto Star and Toronto Sun as well as many others.
Grosset is a young and skilled musician who values and pursues musical excellence. Aside from performing with his band and other musical artists, Tom now gives drum clinics and also offers lessons at a Toronto drum store called Soul Drums. In addition, Tom will also be releasing more exciting video content in the future.