George "Spanky" McCurdy
|George "Spanky" McCurdy|
|Birth name||George McCurdy|
June 28, 1981 |
|Genres||Pop, Gospel, Soul, Hip Hop|
George "Spanky" McCurdy (born June 28, 1981) is an American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer. He grew up in Olney in North Philadelphia and has worked with Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Lady Gaga, Nas, Tye Tribbett among others. He currently is on his second tour (Born This Way) with Lady Gaga.
Spanky says: "I just want to give thanks to God, and say that I'm just really grateful for all the opportunities I've been blessed with thus far. I'm going to continue to work hard and learn as much as I can, and just keep it going!"
Spanky's Love for Philadelphia 
In his interview with Philadelphia 360, Spanky expressed his appreciation for Philly's music scene. "Philly music scene is the nucleus of the whole operation. If you take us out of it, a lot of artists are going to lose great bands. You have the number one sought after music director in world, Adam Blackstone, whose MDing everybody - Maroon 5, Jill Scott, Kanye. It's like everybody.
Then you have the musicians, Brian Frasier Moore, legendary, who is getting ready to go out with Madonna, [and he] just got finished doing Janet. And right now, he's in the studio with Queen Latifah. You got, Little John Roberts, you have of course The Roots' James [Poyser]. It's just so much. Philly is the nucleus of it all.
All of our younger cats are now touring with Marsha Ambrosius and different underground artists. I have so much respect for my city, especially after touring around the whole world and seeing how much respect they have for us, and for our roots and for our swag and our reputation. So I love my city, man. It’s like we have soul here. We have soul. We have character. A lot of people don’t have that. So you know, I can talk hours about Philly."
Future Endeavors 
Spanky is starting his own clothing line. Spanky explains "I’m just doing it. Everything I wear, I’m going to make. It’s just going to be a dope, fun company. Hopefully, I see like a lot of people rocking stuff. So I’m going to keep everything different that way. I don’t know. I just want everybody to rock the stuff. It’s going to be dope. I’m excited."
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- Agner/Swiss Percussion http://www.agner-sticks.com/
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