Slam (drums and percussion) has been a much sought after drummer for more than a decade, having traveled across the US and internationally since 1991, performing with renowned artists such as American Blues Guitarist/singer/songwriter Deborah Coleman, Skeeter Brandon & Highway 61 (R&B groove), the Clay Motley Band, a nationwide group begun locally, Caroline Hope & Taz (top 40 club band), and Jah Rasta (mainstream Reggae). He was instrumental in developing the “World Beat Rhythm Ensemble”, a program designed to engage young people in interactive music/social activities and to build self-confidence. He has worked with the Fredericksburg Area Boys and Girls Club and Building a Better Life Foundation, Inc. to present after-school and weekend educational music programs in drumline and percussion. He is fluent in a wide range of standard and Latin styles and bears many years of professional studio experience having worked for recording artists locally and abroad in London, England. He has performed in dozens of local groups and supports his church community playing gospel. He teaches percussion, rudimental drumming, and drum set lessons in Fredericksburg area private homes, at Picker’s Supply, and in his in-house studio, Cut-Time Studio, located just east of Fredericksburg in King George, VA,

Together with his wife, Becky, Slam is owner and manages the day-to-day operations of his music business, Slamone LLC, that provides music, teaching, and studio space and recording for the community of musicians. He is an advocate of using “rhythm with musicality” to complement and provide a rhythmic foundation for his music company's "Family of Bands". He also plays music in a duo, "Becky Y Slam" with his pianist wife/musical partner, Becky, or as a trio with longtime saxophonist friend, Daphne Cashion, from Northern Virginia. The duo/trio provides music for smaller venues, for house parties, and for private receptions, playing their eclectic mix of originals, jazz standards, funk, and pop tunes with an Afrocuban flavor or “sabor afrocubano”.

Listen to the sounds of some of Slam's past bands to include Sons of Solomon", or the party band "Sunset Syndicate" (pop/rock/original jams), or the cool original acoustique sounds of the Mark Vollten Project. Slam free-lances for other band projects to include the Blue Tips Rhythm Revue - Motown (for weddings and corporate events) and Earl Sam's Jazz Network. See Slam "hitting it" on the beach for Sunset Syndicate's video produced in March 2013 and "I Am" produced in 2014.