Chris Hornbrook

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Christopher Hornbrook
Chris Hornbrook drumming with Big Black Delta at the Trocadero Theatre.
Background information
Birth name Christopher Aaron Hornbrook
Born (1981-04-29) April 29, 1981 (age 36)
Origin Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Genres Rock
Indie rock
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums, Percussion
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Poison the Well
Big Black Delta
Senses Fail
Trash Talk
Until the End
The Black Queen
Notable instruments
Drums, Percussion

Christopher Aaron Hornbrook (born April 29, 1981) is a professional drummer and a founding member of influential metalcore/post-hardcore band, Poison the Well [1]. He currently resides in Huntington Beach, California and is drumming for various artists and bands, including electronic pop artist Big Black Delta and post-hardcore band Senses Fail [2].


Chris started playing drums at the age of twelve. He had grown up with music all around him with his father, Donald Hornbrook, being a bass player and a passionate music advocate. At the age of 16, Chris started playing shows locally around the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area with his first serious band, Last Minute, which included Ryan Primack (cofounder of Poison the Well) on Bass. When Chris was 18 he was asked to join Poison the Well and started touring the U.S. while still in high school. As soon as he graduated, he decided to dedicate his life to drumming and to a career in music. Chris and the band spent the next twelve years releasing records and touring around the world. On July 14, 2010, it was announced that Poison the Well was going on hiatus to "explore other interests. Since then, Chris has moved to Southern California to expand upon his music career.

He has cited his first big musical influences as: Roger Meddows-Taylor, Dave Grohl, Dave Abbruzzese, and Matt Cameron. He is a self-taught drummer and is dedicated to practice and drumming education. In an interview with Modern Drummer, he is quoted saying, “If I’m not working on actual ideas that I have, or certain rudiments or whatever, then I’m just playing to play.” [3]


Presently, these are some of his influences on his style.


With Cowgirls & Indians[edit]

  • Cowgirls & Indians - You & I EP (2010)

With The Black Queen[edit]

With Keepsake[edit]

  • Keepsake - She Hums Like A Radio EP (1999)

With Poison the Well[edit]

Chris Hornbrook performing with Poison The Well at Leeds Festival in Leeds, England in 2003

With Senses Fail[edit]

With Until The End[edit]

DVD & Television Appearances[edit]


Drums: Q Drum Co. [4]

  • 9 x 13 Mahogany Poplar rack tom in vintage white marine wrap
  • 16 x 16 Mahogany Poplar floor tom in vintage white marine wrap
  • 16 x 18 Mahogany Poplar floor tom in vintage white marine wrap
  • 14 x 24 Mahogany Poplar bass drum in vintage white marine wrap
  • 7 x 14 Brass plate snare
  • 7 x 14 Aluminum plate snare

Cymbals: Zildjian

  • 16" K Light Hi Hats
  • 16"/14" K/Oriental "trash stack" combo
  • 18" K Dark Thin Crash
  • 20" K Dark Thin Crash
  • 24" K Light Ride

Hardware: Drum Workshop

  • 9000 hardware
  • 5000 & 9000 pedals

Sticks: Pro-Mark by D'Addario [5]

  • Forward Balance .595 5B Wood Tip

Heads: Evans by D'Addario [6]

  • Coated G2 batter snare drum head
  • Clear 300 snare resonate head
  • Clear or coated G2 better tom heads
  • Clear G1 resonate tom heads
  • White MX-1 batter bass drum head


  • Snare Weight
  • KBrakes [7]


  • While still in high school, both records, "Distance makes..." and "The Opposite of..." were recorded and he would tour during Summer, Winter, or Spring breaks. Chris would take Fridays off of school and go play weekend shows around the U.S. and be home to start school on Tuesday.

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