© 2019 David "Teasspoon" Hulett

BIOGRAPHY

David "Teaspoon" Hulett has been playing drums since age 4, and gigging since age 8. "Teaspoon" has logged countless hours in the studio for various project and groups. He has played and opened for the likes of The Carnival Cruiseline, Disney, EPMD, Grammy award pianist George Caldwell, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Michael Jackson Tribute Tour 2010, The Black Eyed Peas, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Lonnie "B3" Smith, Grammy Award Nominee Eric Roberson, Siri Music Group artist Meisa, Philicia Collins of The David Letterman Show, Legendary Blues man Tommy Z, Former Jr. Wells bassist Steve Arvey, Bobby Jones of BET, Joseph Wooten and a long list of others with a current endorsement by Los Cabos Drumsticks , Canopus Drums , MEE Audio and Bosphorus Cymbals.

 

 

 

Born in Buffalo, NY, drummer, David Jonathan Hulett, also known as David "Teaspoon" Hulett, began his music career in the late 90's . He  is one of the most respected, technical drummers of his generation. His articulation and attenion to detail  has given him the ability to adapt to many genres of music, from Rock, Pop, Jazz, R&B, to Country, Folk, Blues, Celtic, Latin, and World Beat . He is most famously known as " The Swiss army knife of drums"David Hulett got his start like many drummers around his hometown at church. Although the church was a major facilatator to master his skills, he credits jazz  and blues as his biggest influence. As a teenager he was exposed to music greats from his own home town such as , Rick James, Lucky Peterson, Brian Mcknight and B3 Hammond Legend Lonnie Smith. David groomed his skills and attended The Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts where he also graduated.

 

He briefly studied at Erie Community College for Pre- Law before switching to Villa Maria College, which was a music college, before being offered to do studio work for former Capitol Records engineer Peter Hopper. David would join Peter's son Christoper and tour the U.S. with The Christopher Hopper Band. Christopher's wife would produce a solo album as well which David recorded on. 

 

As the years passed David's reputation began to grow. Being asked by former Arsenio Hall Show bass player Jerry Livingston, to do fill- in gigs all over town which led to a call from radio personality Duane Price to ask for David to put together a band for Bobby Jones of BET. After the success of the show he began to recieve more recognition and opportunities to expand on his name and his brand, including but not limited to being the band leader for a show for NewYork City fashion week for 2 time grammy nominated Eric Roberson.

 

In 2012 David joined Gruvology, a jazz-fusion band of original compositions led by Bernard Kunz and Walter Kemp, gigging all over town and NewYork City as well as overseas to Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. He is currently a member of The Walter Kemp 3OH!, The Tommy Z Band and has his own band called David J. & The Inner City Bedlam which accompanies him for his own music and drum clinics. 

 

Currently Teaspoon tours with The Tommy Z Band whose Blues album, "Blizzard of Blues,  went #8 on the  Billboard  top 100 Music Charts. He has also completed a tour of Denmark, Iceland, and represented the United States for the Centro Cultural Colombo Americano organization which is sponsored by the United States Embassy to bridge the gap between America and Colombia South America, providing live shows and drums workshops at Universities in the country. He has current projects with The Walter Kemp 3OH and their newly released, long anticipated album "Dark Room",  and Chuckie Campbell's upcoming album realease "Taking Back Tomorrow" as well as the highly anticipated release of his debut jazz fusion project "400" which details the Trans- Atlantic slave trade through song. It is due to release April 2020.

 

 

 

Credits:

 

Philicia Collins

Gruvology

Bobby Jones

Lucky Peterson

Lonnie Smith

Fresh Kils

Eric Roberson

SXSW 2015 and 2016

A3C 2015

Onyx

Sabu Adeyola

George Caldwell 

En Vogue

Ghostface Killa

Pete Rock

Blueprint

Chris Rivers

Killa Priest

Shabaam Sahdeeq

Tanya Morgan

Moka Only

Ceschi Ramos

Psalm One

Darktime Sunshine

Ras Kas

Akrobatik

Black Milk

Pharoahe Monch

EPMD

Kenny Wayne Shepard

Irene Blackman

The Christoper Hopper Band

Jennifer Hopper

Tommy Z Band

The Walter Kemp 3OH

Electric Spaceship

Chuckie Campbell

Iesha Green

Robbie Baxter Sr.

Drew Baxter

Douglas Miller

Albert Castiglia

Steve Awry

Robert Cray

Naryan Padmanabhan

 

 

 

 

Projects Credits:

 

 

 

Tommy Z

("Plug In and Play"- 2019)

 

The Walter Kemp 3OH

(Dark Continent- 2016)

 

(Dark Room- 2018)

David J. & The Inner City Bedlam

 

(400-  April 2020)

 

The Christopher Hopper Band

(Heaven Meets Earth- 2010)

(Airborn)- 2005

 

Jennifer Hopper

(Written In The Sand- 2005)

Chuckie Campbell

(Taking Back Tomorrow - 2018)

Jenn Desantis

TBA

 

 

Equipment

 

Canopus Drums

(Yaiba, RFM, Birch, Ash)

 

 

 

Bosphorus Cymbals

 

9' Antique Splash

10' Antique Splash

14' Masters Series Hi Hats

18' Masters Series Crash

20' Smash Crash

24' Masters Series Ride

 

 Aquarian Drum Heads

 

Los Cabos Drumsticks

 

IEM's

MEE Audio (M7Pro)

 

Roland SPD-SX