CustomDrumSticks Artists

Andrew Grigson

Bio- Raised as the son of two music educators, Andrew Grigson began drumming in the 4th grade (citing influence from KISS’s Peter Criss.) With 20+ years behind the kit, Andrew has played in multiple bands, spanning multiple genres including rock (Bad Magick) country (Pawnshop Radio) Pop (C2) and metal (Las Vicious.) He has this to say about his signature “Knuckle Dusters” model stick:


“Because I play a wide array of music, I need a stick that feels comfortable in all situations. I worked with Jeff on a design that gives me the power I need for the heavier stuff, great ride cymbal definition, and the ability to sit right in the groove and blend with everything I do. The name Knuckle Dusters is an homage to the easily concealed, yet extremely dangerous weapon that brass knuckles can be when used appropriately. I can’t imagine playing drums without them in my hands.” Stick dimensions are 16.75”x.620” - acorn tip- fast, heavy taper. 

Tim Liebelt

Bio- Tim Liebelt comes from a family of drummers, so it was no surprise when he began to play at around age 8. Many years and thousands of shows later, you can still find him playing with some of the best Country and Tribute bands in the Midwest. "I am proud to play Custom Drum Sticks simply because they are the BEST sticks I've ever played!"


Matt Richmond

Bio- Matt Richmond, born in Laguna Niguel California, grew up in the State of Michigan. Matt has played drums and percussion for 40 years, 25  years professionally among many different bands. His spark was lit at the age of 10 in elementary school band, where like most drummers he learned the fundamentals. From this point he always excelled and never looked back. Matt grew up listening to Country music every morning before school, but during summers he would visit his cousin in the Detroit area who turned him on to classic rock. Matt has always considered himself a lover of all music and a musician over all. His passion for music seemed to come from his soul. All music genres seemed to influence and drive him to always learn new techniques and styles. Over the years Matt has played Classical percussion, Jazz, Rock n Roll, Punk, Blues and Heavy Metal. From 1999-2002 Richmond played for Detroit Punk Rockers, Adams Rocket in which he recorded 4 records. From 2002-2010 he was signed to an independent label, Mad Messiah Music, and recorded 2 records with Progressive Heavy Metal band, The Conspiracy, in which he was able to get international recognition with their tribute to 911 record “3000 Crosses”. In 2012 Richmond opened his own recording studio, Maddog Entertainment, LLC. And chose to be a studio musician while getting his Business Management degree.

In 2019, while browsing musician sites/want ads for his next possible gig, Richmond came across an ad for “professional drummer wanted for a national touring act” which brings him to his present position playing for the award winning CMA Country artist Donald Benjamin.

Instagram: mrichmond13
Twitter: @mrichmond0341

Moving Mountains – Donald Benjamin
Moving Mountains


Paul ‘Sandy’ Sandefur

Bio - Being raised up in Indiana in a household with a gigging father, naturally I became interested in music at an early age. I Gravitated to the drums around age 6 or so which then evolved into jamming with friends throughout my school years. Now living in Texas, I have been playing shows regularly since the early 2000’s as well as spending some time as a session drummer. Current bands include a very authentic Ozzy Osbourne tribute band called Ozz (A Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne) which boasts one of the best Ozzy Osbourne impersonators around as well as leading my own originals rock band called Down For Days where I have the luxury to be able to write all of the music and lyrics that we play. 

As a hard hitter I am fortunate to be able to join forces with Custom Drumsticks as their sticks are made of high quality wood and are very durable, so they are able to hold up to what I put them through gig after gig. Being custom,  the make, size and length are there for every drummers need. What more could I want. Very satisfied drummer!
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