Tom is an Indiana native , currently residing in Bellevue CO , and has played drums for 50 years . He lists Vinnie Colaiuta , Simon Phillips , Keith Carlock and Manu Katche as influences . His list of projects is available at www.ProjectDrumbo.com . He drums because it keeps him young , brings energy and positive vibes to his life , and for his spiritual well being . He uses drum , cymbal and stcks by Pearl , Premier , Gretsch , Sabian , Zildjian , Paiste , Remo , Evans , and Aquarian . Tom studied for 6 years with Mike Shively . He is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thomas.cooley.35 , and this is his website , www.ProjectDrumbo.com .