Here’s Footage of The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk Killing it on the Drums
A few months ago The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk revealed a special device he’d been learning to play drums with instead of his usual prosthetic limb, given some difficulties the prosthesis posed for his natural drum flow. After taking all summer to work on getting back up to speed (both literally and figuratively), we’re happy to report that Tkaczyk is well on his way: “Today is honestly the first time since our accident almost three years ago that I feel close to the level I was playing at when I had two legs. No, it’ll never be 100% like that again but with the help of my Dad and some incredible people, I’ve gotten pretty damn close.”
In addition to the aforementioned special device — designed by Andrew’s father and dubbed “The Hammer” — the drummer has added a high-end double bass pedal from Axis Percussion and a new trigger setup to his kit. The sum total of all of that, together with hundreds of grueling hours of practice, is that Tkaczyk is sounding very, very tight on the throne once again. Watch for yourself via Andrew’s Instagram below, and marvel once again at Andrew’s incredible will to return from his devastating, life-altering injury.
In April of this year, The Ghost Inside had their first band practice since their 2015 bus crash. At the time the band stated that there would be some future for the group, but they weren’t sure what form that would take.
Today is honestly the first time since our accident almost 3 years ago that I feel close to the level I was playing at when I had two legs. No, it’ll never be 100% like that again but with the help of my Dad and some incredible people, I’ve gotten pretty damn close. The @axispercussion long boards were the third and final piece of the puzzle to making playing drums feel natural again. 1st piece was The Hammer my Dad built. 2nd piece was my trigger setup, and now these pedals. Extremely thankful to Joe Hardy for hooking me up and helping me get back to it. Feeling great about this!