How old were you when you first started learning an instrument? Maybe you’re well past it and wish you had the time. Maybe it’s time to start learning now – it’s never too late! 4-year-old Atlas Axl Galvin is making history as he might be the youngest drummer to ever take the stage.
Atlas got his first drum kit aged two and spends time practising with his dad every day. The pair are not only father and son, but also bandmates. Their band is called Crystal Calibration, and they tour Winnipeg’s hottest songs.
Atlas’ dad says the youngster was influenced by having music always on in the house. As a youngster, he was apparently bashing his cutlery in time with the beat and tapping things all the time.
Now he is super pleased to have a full drum kit, and people who watch are impressed with his amazing talent. Atlas, the drummer, and his dad, the guitarist, play original songs as well as covers. Atlas’ favourite bands include Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, and Imagine Dragons.
Apparently, his dad has had to tune into modern music more often to learn the songs his son wants to play. Especially with Imagine Dragons. However, he sees this as a positive and inspiring experience. At four years old, Atlas is teaching his dad about new music.
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When he grows up, Atlas wants more than anything to play with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Although, Grohl started out as a drummer in Nirvana, so maybe Atlas will make a move to the front of the stage? At the moment, he seems more than happy on the drums.
What do you make of Atlas’ great talent as a drummer? He definitely needs some ear protection, but his skills are already legendary! Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and share this with your family and friends. You can also check out similar stories on Happiest.