In a male dominated rock world, Sarah Tomek stands as a rhythmic anomaly. Sarah’s dynamic style enhances an impressive understanding of musical arrangement and the compositional process, giving her an original image and competitive edge that most drummers don’t see in a lifetime of playing.
Born and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Sarah Tomek culls her rich background from her father, whose own music was an inspirational force in her life. Sarah began her drumming career in her early teens, becoming a club staple at world famous venues such as The Stone Pony. By the time she was 20, she was already well known as a recording studio veteran, fusing the stylistic thunder of John Bonham and Adam Deitch with the bebop styled groove of Art Blakey and earning a valued reputation amongst some of rocks biggest names. This reputation has lead to her playing with various rock legends like Lance Larson (Lord Gunner) as well as mega stars like Jon Bon Jovi...
Sarah has logged countless miles on the road, playing dates all over the United States and throughout Europe, as well as main stages at the prestigious SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas and the CMJ Festival in New York, New York. Last year she wrapped up a European tour with New York's Lez Zeppelin, who Spin Magazine has labeled “the most powerful all-female rock group in rock history.” Currently Sarah can be seen in Glen Burtnik’s theater spectacular shows along sides of drummer greats like Liberty Devitto and Bernard Purdie and in outfits of some of New York City’s best up and coming bands, including Memphis born soul singer, Gedeon Luke and NY celebrity, Bebe Buell. She has contributed to albums by artists such as Glen Burtnik, Gedeon Luke, Danny White, Lance Larson, Ben Franklin, Jerzy Jung, Michael Askin, and Cavalier Rose.
Sarah is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, and District Drum Company Snare Drums. Check out her upcoming spot in Modern Drummer this Spring.