7 year old drum phenom Avery Molek, slamming through Van Halen, Motley Crue, AC/DC & Guns N’ Roses!
Pennsylvania — Wow is all you can say when you watch 7 year old Avery Molek play the drums. The kid is gaining a lot of attention for his amazing ability to play drums at a very young age. We recently came across some videos of this little kid and just had to show him off. And what’s even more awesome, is it appears that he has really gravitated towards rock and hard rock music. There are tons of videos of him on youtube playing everything from KISS to Motley Crue to AC/DC and Poison. He’s also sat in with a bunch of adult groups, some local and even some international super stars. We are pretty sure this is the very beginning for this young stud and he’s surely gonna have a bright future in music. We grabbed part of his bio below from his official site and also posted some choice videos below as well. Please check out Avery and make sure to like him on Facebook too.
BIO from Avery’s official website.
Avery lives in a small town outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born on September 11th 2006. Being born on a significant date such as that should have been a tip-off that he was going to be one special kid. Other than dad playing a little guitar, Avery’s parents have no musical background. What they do have is a lifelong love of Rock ‘n’ Roll. So from the minute he came into the world, Avery was always surrounded by great music, and he would be found singing along from his car seat.
At two-years-old, Santa brought Avery one toy guitar and one tiny drum set. From that point on a rock star emerged. He wanted to watch music videos instead of cartoons, and begged to have mom dress him up and paint his face like the band members of Kiss. He would dance around with his guitar a little, but the drums were like a magnet to him. It seemed like it only took weeks before he was banging along to the rhythm and beat of his favorite songs. And not long after he surprised his parents with his first self-taught song, Mississippi Queen. As Avery is an only child, his parents had no idea that what he was displaying was outside the norm for children his age. However, the stunned faces in the audience after his day-care talent show at age 3 really clued them in and got them into gear. They continued to encourage his playing and let him do his thing at home, but over the next year, they did their research, upgraded the drum kit, and found a local drum instructor willing to take on a rambunctious 4-year-old. He started taking one 30-minute lesson per week and was introduced to new skills and techniques which he then applied to the songs he was learning by ear at home.
Avery’s parents began videoing Avery drumming because they found he would become more focused on his playing and actually finish a song when he knew the camera was rolling. They started sharing these videos with family and friends on YouTube.
In the summer of 2012, when Avery was five, a local company asked Avery to perform a set at “Rock the Rock”, a benefit concert they were hosting. At this event Avery played a one-hour set to recorded music and caught the attention of two of the other bands scheduled to perform later that evening, Ruff Creek and AD/HD. As a result, Avery was asked to come up on stage and play with a live band for the very first time ever. Mom and dad were nervous, but Avery nailed both performances and brought down the house. That was it. Avery was now hooked on playing to a crowd. This led to the “Out of the Basement Tour” – a series of approximately 40 performances over the next year, spanning four states, with numerous talented bands. Most notable were the Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh, The Illinois State Fair, Sturgis Fest “Bike Week” in Michigan, and Roar on the Shore. Ruff Creek continued to show their support for their young friend and graciously invited him to play a 4-song set at many of their scheduled shows. Another exciting opportunity presented itself when Avery was contacted by Karl Golden, an extremely talented guitarist from the United Kingdom who invited Avery to rock with him on a series of music videos.
With each live performance and each YouTube video, Avery’s popularity grew.
In April 2013, Avery’s world was turned upside down when his video cover of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” went viral. The phone started ringing and hundreds of emails poured in daily including numerous requests for interviews and appearances from national television shows. With their son’s young age in mind and his well-being as their top priority, Avery’s parents elected to decline all requests…except one. That request came from ABC’s Good Morning America who had featured Avery’s video on their show on a day when country music mega-star, Brad Paisley, was a guest. Mr. Paisley was so impressed with what he witnessed on that video that he encouraged GMA to invite Avery on the show the following week to play with him live. Honored by the privilege to play with such a truly gifted musician, Avery traveled to New York City and performed “Hot For Teacher” with Brad Paisley live on Good Morning America on April 17, 2013. Avery also did a follow-up interview on GMA’s sister show “Live with Kelley and Michael” that same day.
Read the full bio right HERE.
Avery slams through Tommy Lee parts on “Smokin’ In The Boys Room” & “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Motley Crue.
Here is Avery live with the local Pennsylvania band French Kiss doing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses.
A little Def Leppard with “Rock of Ages”
Attention KISS fans, check out Avery ruling it on “Domino” below. Wow. He rules.
More for the KISS fans. Check out Avery here playing “God of Thunder” with a KISS tribute. Avery is even in Peter Criss make up and does a drum solo in this clip.
Metallica “Master of Puppets” at age 6.
Watch Avery here at the tender age of 5 as he kills it live jamming “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC.