Ben Ebert started playing drums when he was just 6 years old, with pencils
and a plastic lego box, after growing up watching the Cal Marching Band
drumline in Berkeley, CA during college football and basketball games. He
began studying with drummer Rich Fongheiser just a year later at age 7.
In his middle and high school years, Ben performed with multiple jazz
groups, which included a performance at the renowned Monterey Jazz
Festival, and was the recipient of multiple awards from the International
Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) as well as Downbeat Magazine.
After moving to Los Angeles for college, Ben joined the USC Trojan Marching
Band drumline, performing on snare drum at the LA Memorial Coliseum for USC
Also during his time with the drumline, Ben performed with multiple acts
including: Odesza at Coachella, Jack Black at the Dolby Theater, actress
Zendaya on the Disney Channel, and Questlove on the Tonight Show.
After college, Ben joined the alternative rock band Trapdoor Social,
embarking on multiple national tours and recording a full-length album with
the band. In summer of 2019, Ben toured Europe with Trapdoor Social when
the band opened up for the B-52’s.
Currently, Ben is based out of his home region in the East San Francisco
Bay Area, doing independent drum work and also performing with the drum and
percussion show Street Drum Corps.
Current Spaun setup:
Coke Bottle Green acrylic kit w/ chrome SBR lugs and hardware
14x28 - kick
8x13 - rack tom
14x16 - floor tom
6.5x14 - rusted steel snare
6.5x14 - 1/8”-thick raw aluminum snare
14” Modern hi hats
16” Vented crash
17” Modern crash
18” Xtreme china
19” Vented crash
20” Xtreme crash