Rubber Duc, Theuns Jordaan, Bok Van Blerk, Steve Hofmeyer, Mango Groove, Danny K, Chris de Burgh, Jason Bradley, Riana Nel, Nianell, Juanita Du Plesis, Leanie May and more.
Bruce Wallace is primarily a high profile session drummer and more recently a music producer and musical director from South Africa. He was trained in drums and percussion since he was 8, and later completed his studies at the Technikon Pretoria, and received a National Diploma in Light Music. Having performed on more than seven hundred albums to date, over 60 of them reaching Multi- Platinum, or Gold status, more the 20 live music DVDs, and dozens of SAMA awards to his credit. Bruce is one of the most recorded Drummers in the South African Music industry. Artists he has worked with include, Rubber Duc, Teuns Jordaan, Bok Van Blerk ,Steve Hofmeyer, Mango Groove, Danny K, Chris de Burgh, Jason Bradley, Riana Nel, Nianell, Juanita Du Plesis, Leanie May Ricus Nel, Bobby Van Jaarsveld, Robbie Vessels, The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the iconic Mean Mr Mustard, to name a few. Bruce runs a recording facility, “Beat In Time Studios” in Pretoria, where he records and produces music for artists, tv, and film, and since 2014 has been the music director for Choose Life Church.
Bruce Wallace in 3
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE MUSIC?
I just can’t get enough of it, it’s who I am and what I was born to do. Ever since I listened to my dads ABBA records, I just wanted to play drums and record music.
IF YOU COULD COLLABORATE WITH ANY MUSICIAN, WHO WOULD IT BE, AND WHY?
Probably one of the great modern composers like John Williams or Hans Zimmer. As a young drummer I idolized Greg Bissonette who was a great and underrated drummer.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL AND WHY?
Almost impossible to answer just one, I love so many, but probably my 18″ K Custom dark crash, or 22″ K Custom dry ride, or any K Zildjian I have!