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The JuJu Beans: Rocket Machine The JuJu Beans
Rocket Machine
Released: 2013
Uncle Dave's Rock Service: The World's First Perfect Crime Uncle Dave's Rock Service
The World's First Perfect Crime
Released: 2012
Metal Shop: Crash Gordon - Single Metal Shop
Crash Gordon - Single
Released: 2012
Winger Lickin' Good: Good 4 U - Single Winger Lickin' Good
Good 4 U - Single
Released: 2011
Uncle Dave's Rock Service: Get Loose - Single Uncle Dave's Rock Service
Get Loose - Single
Released: 2011
SilverCloud: SilverCloud SilverCloud
SilverCloud
Released: 2010
Bullitt: EP Bullitt
EP
Released: 2009
49th Vibration: Demo 49th Vibration
Demo
Released: 2007
Eden Machine: Rebirth Eden Machine
Rebirth
Released: 2004
Aschere: Demo Aschere
Demo
Released: 2004
Baby Jane Hudson: Skipping In Chalked Up Squares Baby Jane Hudson
Skipping In Chalked Up Squares
Released: 2003
Baby Jane Hudson: Erogenous (Snuka's Yummy Mix) Baby Jane Hudson
Erogenous (Snuka's Yummy Mix)
Released: 2002
Baby Jane Hudson: Marbles Made Like Lemonade Baby Jane Hudson
Marbles Made Like Lemonade
Released: 2001
Frognot: Cyrogenically Preserved Frognot
Cyrogenically Preserved
Released: 2000
Jodi Nelson: Maybe, I will... Jodi Nelson
Maybe, I will...
Released: 1999
Frognot: Uncovered - Single Frognot
Uncovered - Single
Released: 1999
Frognot: Welcome to Frognot Frognot
Welcome to Frognot
Released: 1998
Matthew Johnson: [Unreleased] Matthew Johnson
[Unreleased]
Released: 1996
Pulp Society: Second Chance - Single Pulp Society
Second Chance - Single
Released: 1995
East of Eden: Demo East of Eden
Demo
Released: 1993
Sloe Gin: Demo Sloe Gin
Demo
Released: 1992
100 Proof: Demo 100 Proof
Demo
Released: 1990
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Metal Shop
10:45 a.m.
AT&T Center (San Antonio Spurs)
One AT&T Center
San Antonio, TX 78219

210.444.5000

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Metal Shop
10:00 p.m.
Sherlock's Pub
254 Lincoln Square Center
Arlington, TX 76011

817.226.2300

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Metal Shop
10:00 p.m.
Sherlock's Pub
5100 Beltline
Addison, TX 75254

972.726.6100

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About April

April Samuels - Rockett Drum Works, Aquarian Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, and Silverfox Drumsticks endorser - is one of Texas' most sought after players. April picked up her first pair of sticks at age five at Nadine's Music Manor and was enthralled in private drum lessons at the same store by the age of 11 studying under former Bo Diddley/Ice Capades/Fifth Dimension drummer Warren White. April navigated her teens by playing in garage bands with her guitarist brother, Todd. Later, she expanded her study when she majored in music at the University of North Texas.

As she developed her musical style, April co-wrote several songs used in episodes on the show "Outward Bound" on the Discovery Channel. April has since performed, recorded and/or written with 30+ different groups including an album with Matthew Johnson (formerly of Great White), two groups with David Harbour (formerly of Michael Harris, David T. Chastain, King Diamond), two groups with Dave Hineman (formerly of Solinger) and a group with Joey C. Jones.

Samuels' cites her drumming influences as Sean Phillips (Sister 7), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) and Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos).

In addition to playing drums, Ms. Samuels has been carrying over her rhythmic playing in writing and recording on electric and acoustic guitar in her home studio since 2003.

April's musical interests don't stop there.

She ran a booking agency, 100 Proof Entertainment from 1989-2010, where she booked over 50 different regional bands - handling as many bands as 13 at one time. Because of this interest, she attended several seminars, exhibits, and music industry functions through the Dallas Songwriters Association, Austin Songwriters Group, South by Southwest the Sony R&B Workshop, and NAMM to name a few.

April has also worked for Planet Dallas Studios (Dallas, TX) in the Publishing Department, worked as a salesperson for Texas Beat Magazine (Austin, TX), and was the assistant booking agent for the former club, The Basement (Dallas, TX).

Last, as a philanthropist, April has coordinating, managed, and promoted multiple music-based, fundraising events and raised awareness for not-for-profit organizations including:
  • Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Fundraising (2010-present) - managed all marketing, promotions and fundraising activities
  • Deep Ellum Arts Festival (2004-2009) - booked and arranged stage entertainment for multiple stages
  • Music For Marriage (2005) - raising awareness for Proposition 8
  • Women Rockin' 4 Women (1999-2002) - fundraiser for New Beginning Center for victims of domestic violencee (including 8 festivals and 54 shows for Starbucks Home Brewed Dallas Live Music Summer Series)
  • Harvest Jam (1998) (featuring Digg Dawg (featuring Dave Williams formerly of Drowning Pool) and Andy Timmons (formerly of Danger Danger) - fundraiser for The Austin Street Shelter for the homeless
Currently, between traveling as a full-time drummer with the 80s spoof-hair-band Metal Shop combined with freelance work, April is performing over 120 shows a year. April was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and immediately combined her passion for drums with her personal fight against cancer by founding her organization Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Foundation, Inc.. Through performing shows, collaborating with other celebrities for fundraisers, guest appearances and speaking events, April rocks year round both behind and in front of the drums.

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