Who is Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner?
Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner, is the drummer for ApologetiX. We first met him through our keyboardist, Bill Hubauer, who played with Jimmy in the progressive Christian rock band Ten point Ten. The members of his fan club refer to themselves as "Tanner Nation."
Jimmy played his first concert with ApologetiX on October 28, 2005 in Noblesville IN, and will have played almost 600 concerts by the end of 2011. He has already played the fourth most concerts by any band member past or present.
He also leads all ApologetiX members in celebrity endorsements. In addition to being sponsored by Truth Drums and Alchemy Cymbals, Jimmy was recently asked by Trick Percussion Products to be part of their Pro-Player Artist Roster, after they found out he uses Trick pedals on his drums.
Jimmy has a personality perfectly suited to his prodigious abilities. Not only can he play any song, style, or band we throw his way, but he does so with great enthusiasm. He learns his parts willingly and diligently, even if it's a song by an artist he doesn't care for ... and there aren't too many of those, anyway.
Jimmy is always learning more about his craft -- watching concert videos and instructional videos, reading books and magazines by and about other drummers, and playing his drums every chance he gets.
And he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, even though he hits things for a living. With apologies to Raymond, everybody loves Jimmy!
It didn't take long for Jimmy, his lovely wife, Eve, and his kids, Julie and little Jimmy (not so little anymore) to become part of the ApologetiX family. We enjoy getting together with them for dinner and other activities outside ApologetiX, too.