Luke Holland


Luke Daniel Holland (born June 14, 1993) is an American drummer and musician, most popular for his YouTube videos.

Luke Holland
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Background information
Birth nameLuke Daniel Holland
Born (1993-06-14) June 14, 1993 (age 29)[1]
Peoria, Arizona, U.S.
  • Drums
  • percussion
  • piano
Years active2009–present

He was born in Peoria, Arizona. Despite his father being a professional drummer, Holland gained interest in the drums after hearing his neighbor playing at the age of 10.[1] Around the same time, he bought his first drum kit, having saved up enough money after mowing lawns for a year. Self-taught, he played the snare drum in his high school marching band for a year and a half at Peoria High School throughout 2007 and 2008.[1]

At the age of 15, after playing for local band Oceans Will Part, Holland took to self-promotion online, making a YouTube account in July 2009, under the name LukeHollandDrums where he started to post drum covers and remixes.[2] At the age of 16, Holland got a chance to stand-in as the drummer for Texas in July. Around the same time, his YouTube page was noticed by Josh Chomik, a fellow YouTuber known for his comedy music. His popularity increased immensely, going from a thousand subscribers to over nine thousand subscribers plus in a few days.[1] From 2009 to 2016, Holland's YouTube channel has reached over 620,000+ subscribers, and over 55 million views.[3]

Apart from YouTube, Holland is known for being a past member of metalcore band The Word Alive.[1] He played in the band from early 2012 to late 2016, leaving to pursue more activity on his YouTube channel, session work, giving drum lessons, and occasional touring.

In 2013, Holland was voted third on Alternative Press' Drummer of the Year, and second for Modern Drummer's Up & Coming.[1]

In 2014, Holland along with Issues vocalist Tyler Carter contributed a cover of Paramore's hit song "Ain't It Fun" for the Fearless compilation Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6.

Holland worked as a session drummer for I See Stars on their album, Treehouse, which was released in June 2016.

Holland was featured on Jason Richardson's debut album I, which was released in July 2016.

In 2017, Holland formed a new band The Evening with Elijah Trey and former guitarist of From First to Last, Taylor Larson.

In mid 2017, Holland played drums for Playboi Carti's performance in the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.

On July 10, 2019, Jeremy Renner uploaded the music video for his single, "Main Attraction", featuring Holland as his drummer.

On September 13, 2019, rock band Starset released their album Divisions, with Holland on drums for the entire album.

Luke Holland has also appeared as the drummer in the music video for Falling in Reverse-"Zombified" alongside the main vocalist and only permanent member, Ronnie Radke and Wes Horton. He is also their current touring drummer, although he has not been named a permanent member.

In February 2022, Holland and Jason Richardson released the music video for "Upside Down", from their upcoming 2nd album, II (Due to be released in July 2022). In March, “Ishimura” was released, and in April, “p00mbachu” was released. Both songs are on the upcoming album.



Drums: DW (Drum Workshop) 4pcs Collector Series Custom Kit (w/ full maple shell, Rose Gold Hardware and Natural Over Mapa Burl finish) :

  • 14" X 6.5” Snare
  • 12" X 8" Rack Tom
  • 16" X 14" Floor Tom
  • 22" X 18" Bass Drum

Hardwares: DW(Drum Workshop):

  • DW 9002 XF Double Bass Drum Pedal
  • DW DWCP9500TB 9000 series hi hat stand

Cymbals: Meinl Cymbals:

  • 14" Pure Alloy Traditional Hats
  • 8" Byzance Traditional Splash
  • 18" Pure Alloy Medium Crash
  • 19" Byzance Traditional Crash
  • 22" Mb20 Heavy Ride
  • 16" Byzance Trash China
  • Luke Holland Signature Bullet Stack
  • 16" Byzance Vintage Trash Crash
  • 12" Classics Custom Trash Splash
  • Luke Holland Signature Baby Stack

Drumsticks: Meinl Stick and Brush:

  • Luke Holland Signature Stick [4]

Drumheads: Remo Drumheads:

  • Snare Drumheads : Powerstroke 77 (Batter/Top), Ambassador(Resonant/Bottom)
  • Tom-tom Drumheads : Clear/Vintage Emperor or Powerstroke 4 (Batter/Top), Ambassador(Resonant/Bottom)
  • Bass Drumhead : Controlled Sound Black Dot (Batter/Back), Standard DW Resonant Head (Resonant/Front)
  • Vic Firth American Classic 3A Luke Holland Signature Sticks


From 2009 to 2016, Holland's YouTube videos have gained over a few hundred thousand views to a few million views each.

Holland's most popular YouTube video is his drum remix of Skrillex's "Cinema" (titled on YouTube as Luke Holland – Skrillex – Cinema Drum Remix), which has grossed over 5.2 million views since January 12, 2012.[5]

Some of Hollands's other popular YouTube videos (based on their viewership) include:


Other appearances


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kaselyte, Julija (January 22, 2014). "How not to be a hum-drummer with Luke Holland". Virgin Music. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "LukeHollandDrums: About". YouTube.
  3. ^ "LukeHollandDrums". YouTube.
  4. ^ a b "Artists - Meinl Stick and Brush".
  5. ^ LukeHollandDrums (January 11, 2012), Luke Holland – Skrillex – Cinema Drum Remix, retrieved March 28, 2016
  6. ^ "Luke Holland – Like A G6 – Drum Cover". YouTube.
  7. ^ "Luke Holland – Chris Brown (ft. Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne) – Look at Me Now Drum Cover". YouTube.
  8. ^ "Luke Holland – Bassnectar – Upside Down Drum Remix". YouTube.
  9. ^ "Luke Holland – Skrillex (Birdy Nam Nam) Goin' In – Drum Remix". YouTube.
  10. ^ "Luke Holland – Paramore – Misery Business Drum Cover". YouTube.
  11. ^ "Luke Holland – Paramore – Ignorance Drum Cover". YouTube.
  12. ^ "Luke Holland – Ellie Goulding – Bittersweet Drum Remix". YouTube.
  13. ^ "Luke Holland/Tyler Carter – Fine China". YouTube.
  14. ^ "Luke Holland – Animals As Leaders – Physical Education Drum Cover". YouTube.
  15. ^ "Luke Holland – Skrillex & Diplo 'Jack Ü' ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now Drum Remix Luke Holland – Skrillex & Diplo 'Jack Ü' ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now Drum Remix". YouTube.
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