Appreciation: Bryan St. Pere

In Memory of
Bryan St. Pere
 of Hum

…a great drummer, who died June 29, 2021.

Any of us who had our minds comforted and souls rocked by Hum’s 1995 masterpiece You’d Prefer An Astronaut held his thunder drums in the high regard of this is what a drummer should be doing. His light touch in ‘The Very Old Man’ or the verses of ‘Why I Like Robins’ wonderfully contrast with his hammer blows elsewhere.

Like the band he belonged to, Bryan St. Pere never relented – from Downward Is Heavenward to the 2020’s Inlet, he never disappointed. A great loss to rock & roll.

photograph of Bryan St. Pere playing drums