Here is my list of top 10 bucket drummers in no particular order and where you can see them in action.
1. Jared Crawford : New York,Ny
Jared Crawford “Choclatt”, is a musician, producer, singer, and songwriter who began performing at the formative age of three. He first gained recognition as one of the original, world-renowned Bucket Drummers, performing in the subway stations and on the sidewalks of the New York City streets. He has great drum beats and drum patterns.
2. Larry Wright: New York,Ny
Larry Wright born c. 1975 is a well-known New York City busker.He's credited as the first major drummer to use five gallon plastic buckets instead of a normal drum kit. One of his drum techniques is that he uses his foot to lift the bucket changing the sound patterns.He has appeared in commercials, Mariah Carey's "Some Day" video, as well as the movie Green Card.
3. Jermaine Carter : Boston,Ma
Jermaine Carter has played buckets in Boston, Ma ever since I can remember. He has also played in Baltimore, Philly, New York. His sound of tribal rhythms resonate through Downtown Crossing, he is a 26-year-old from Dorchester with a face like Sammy Davis Jr. People that are interested in bucket drumming should take some drum lessons from this guy. He is the man.
4. Tommy Buckets : Baltimore Md
He travels all over the place. Beating the drums and having a good time.
5. Raymond King : New York,Ny
Ray King has been a drummer all his life. This Bronx, New York native started making music in church. About 10 years ago, he began "bucket & random object drumming" in Times Square with some friends. Now he can be seen playing regularly in New York City Subway system, parties, with bands, opening shows and on the street. Ray also showcased his unique drumming abilities at New York City's Joseph Papp Theater, in "Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk". Ray enjoys playing in public for the practice and the advertisement. His influences are Buddy Rich, Dave Reku, Max Roach, Jared Crawford, & Larry Wright.
6. Larry "Bucketman" Hunt : San Fransisco,Ca
Larry "Bucketman" Hunt is a contemporary landmark of the city of San Francisco. His music sets the rhythm of the city and his smile lifts the mood of many people who happen to attend his public performances throughout San Francisco. The past years he has been giving performances solo and with his band "New Funk Generation" which is an interesting combination of Jazz and Funk, putting the "fun" back to Funk.
7-10. The Chicago Bucket Drummers : Chicago, Il
The Bucket Boys are an extremely talented group of teens from Chicago’s South Side who have been putting their percussive skills on display throughout the city for years. Performing synchronized drumming routines on plastic buckets, these kids were everywhere – along the Magnificent Mile and, during baseball season, outside of Wrigley Field – any spot where their performance would draw heavy crowds.