My name is Thiago DeSouza and I am currently a drummer based out of Lynchburg, Virginia. I am originally from San Francisco, CA but moved to the East Coast for school. I have been drumming for over 15 years now and it is my biggest passion. I grew up playing in various school bands but mainly drummed for churches all across the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up as a musician in a predominately black church, it provided me the opportunity of growing up with gospel music influences. Ultimately, it presented me with the opportunity to drum for gospel music legend, Ron Kenoly and I have also had the pleasure of playing alongside gospel artist, Anthony Evans.
Fast forward a few years and I am now one of many drummers for Elevation Worship (Elevation Church) – based out of Charlotte, NC. We have several campuses across the East Coast and I have the honor and privilege of playing at our Roanoke, VA location. Being a part of this great church ministry and worship music culture has led to me experiencing great musical growth; growth that I will not take for granted and will be carried on as I continue to drum and progress as a musician