George Schmitz/Stick To Your Guns

George Schmitz/Stick To Your Guns

 Lees Summit, Missouri, USA
BandRockPunk

George Schmitz. Incessantly touring, continually practicing, ever-determined. Looking to take over the world one broken stick at a time. Tama. Vic Firth. Coffee.

Biography

George Schmitz's life definitely took a turn for the interesting the fateful night in Iowa City, where singer Jesse Barnett asked George to join his band Stick To Your Guns. His try out? Tapping on a practice pad behind a merch table. A hesitant yes and an impromptu one day practice to learn the entire set later, George left home to accompany Stick To Your Guns on the rest of the Every Time I Die tour and never looked back. Two years of incessant touring and a billboard charting album release later, George couldn't be happier with the decision he made.

Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, George Schmitz has spent all the beginning years of his career playing in various bands within the Kansas City music scene such as Snake Eater, The Roman Holiday, and even brief stint playing for former Facedown band Flee The Seen. Drawing his influences from punk and rock legends such as Tré Cool, Brooks Whackerman, and Keith Moon, George's playing is as loud and in your face as it gets. But this chaos is met with extreme precision from years of formal training in drumline and in the fields of Latin and jazz. His new release with Stick To Your Guns entitled "The Hope Division" (recorded at the Blasting Room with Jason Livermore (Rise Against/NOFX)) is a testament to this. He lives, breaths, sleeps the drums. An unstoppable force within the hardcore scene, George Schmitz has finally got his foot in the door and plans to show the world what he is capable of.

When not on tour, George does studio work in Kansas City.

Discography

Snake Eater- Snake Eater Presents: The Rock and Roll Apocalypse (2008)
Stick To Your Guns- The Hope Division (2010)- Sumerian Records