Jeremiah Clifford Stratton, A.K.A. Trauma, was bornSeptember 12, 1983 in San Clemente, California. His parents bought him his first drum kit when he was 9 years old. Coming from a family of musicians by trade, his career started at a very early age hitting the stages at as young as 11 years old. By 13 years of age, he had already won awards at Jazz Festivals across California, such as "Best Solo Artist", "Best Rhythm Section", and being the only Freshmen in San Clemente High School to ever be a first chair Jazz Band drummer. He also received free units at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo just to play drums in the Jazz Band at the age of 15 years old.
Following that, he became a part of a few local "tribute" bands building his skills until he joined "Slapbak", a funk/hip hop band signed with Toxic Funk Records. After he left this band, he joined with Rap/Metal band (hed)P.E. signed with Suburban Noize Records, house to Kottonmouth Kings, Big B, Unwritten Law, and many others. He currently drums with (hed)P.E. and has done many large tours with groups such as Insane Clown Posse, Kottonmouth Kings, Tech Nine, and Mushroomhead. The style of Jeremiah's drumming has a foundation of traditional "funk" drumming, with a lot of metal and reggae influence, which makes for a rare, pocketed groove, with plenty of tasteful double-kick drum rolls.
Stratton is endorsed by Soultone Cymbals, Pearl drums and Scorpion Stix Percussion.
Jeremiah Stratton Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 4.