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Benjamin Croucher

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MUSICIAN

Electronic

Reggae

Fusion

Punk

Hip-Hop

House

Big-Band

Swing

Funk

Metal

Latin

Brazilian

Afro-Cuban

Soul

R&B

Gospel

ROCK

Blues

Country

JAzz

AGOGO

Gong

Gamelan

Tambourine

Guiro

Timbales

Marimba

Vibraphone

Claves

Timpani

Xylophone

Shakere

Maraca

RIQ

Balaphone

Youtube

Cajon

Frame Drum

Triangle

Balinese Kendang

Djembe

Doumbek

CowBell

Sundanese Kendang

Youtube
Youtube

Vibist & Dance Musician

Drummer

A great drummer can be measured from an explosive personality to an undivided attention to detail. I play a multitude of styles and I've worked with various performance groups.  I have played international festivals and frequently the "walk into the room and make it happen" recording sessions. I studied jazz while studying under John Bryant at SMU. I play and record with local singer-songwriters and I even spent a short-while playing with a celtic rock band. Currently, I play for jazz dance classes at SMU.

I am a long-time marimba player turned vibist under the direction of former teacher, Ed Smith. I played with the World Music Ensemble for a number of years learning a range of melodies and styles. I have some jazz experience, and I continue to add to it daily. I don't discriminate, I also play the electric counterpart to the vibraphone, the malletkat. With a vast setup, I have almost any sound at my disposal, looper included.  More recently, I have been adapting my playing for the piano to provide music for SMU's modern dance classes. 


Versatility is a word that has always been important to me as a musician. I play a large variety of percussion instruments ranging from classical to world. I have worked in a variety of styles, with bands that play world music, irish music, folk music, and even country music. Learning western classical music became a staple in my ability to learn new instruments and explore new styles of music.  Currently, I'm performing with Bronwen Roberts in Dallas

Percussionist