ARTHUR KAM (drums)


“A versatile drummer laying down grooves and beats that drives the music to another dimension, Arthur Kam is a Malaysian child prodigy hitting big stages with various artists locally and internationally from the age of 7. A graduate from Berklee College of Music, the New York based drummer currently sessions for singer songwriters, artists and bands from different genres in New York, Boston, China and Malaysia. His inner voices will be heard through his substantial sound.”

Arthur Kam has been drumming since his parents discovered his talent at the age of 6. At the age of 11, Arthur passed his Grade 8 drum exam with distinction under the Rockschool Examination Board, validated by Trinity College, London, breezing through Grade 1 to Grade 8 in a record time of only 6 months! In 2003, his achievements got him into the Malaysia Book Of Records as ‘’THE
YOUNGEST PERSON TO COMPLETE A PROFESSIONAL DRUM COURSE’’. The Royal Commonwealth Society of Malaysia also awarded him a CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for this amazing achievement.

Arthur has performed with many international artistes such as Hong Kong superstar, Jacky Cheung; world renowned Japanese saxophonist, Sadao Watanabe ; Indonesia’s Harvey Malaiholo; Singapore’s Ramli Sarip; Anita Sarawak; Taiwan’s Fong Fei Fei; Philippines’ contemporary jazz legend, Boy Katindig: Jerico Rozales and Sarah Geronimo under renowned music director, Louie Ocampo, Teddy Campbell (resident drummer of the ongoing American Idol show), Akira Jimbo , Billy Cobham and Tommy Campbell.

In 2008, Arthur achieved a world record. He was awarded the WINNER of the UNDISCOVERED DRUMMER CONTEST, 2008 (under 18 category), organized by New-York based MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE. Arthur beat hundreds of drummers from all over the world to win this coveted title, thus making him the 1st Asian and the 1st drummer outside the Americas to achieve this fantastic feat! In 2009, in the Rakan Muda Program, Arthur was selected as a role model for the youth and for those who aspire to take up music professionally like him.