Macomb 7-year-old Is Youngest Pro Drummer
MACOMB TWP. (WWJ) – Child prodigies in music are nothing new, but a Macomb County boy has been able to drum up support to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Seven-year-old Julian Pavone has actually been playing professionally for the past two years.
Over that span, he’s appeared on numerous TV shows, including Good Morning America and Oprah Winfrey, twice. Earlier this week, officials from the Guinness Book of World Records came to his home in Macomb Township to video tape him playing the drums, to prove that he is the world’s youngest at his craft.
“It feels so good I could pass out,” Julian told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil. “I play with all I got and I just rock out on ‘em.”
Julian said he started playing at age three months, but his interest in rhythm began even earlier.
“Well, it began when I was in the womb,” he said. “Then, I was sitting on my dad’s lap and he was practicing double bass drums, and then I reached up to the sticks and I started banging on the drums.”
According to Guinness, becoming a “professional” required Julian have at least one paid appearance on a commercially released record and have performed at least 20 concerts within the past five years.
He broke the record at age 5 years, 10 months and 3 days. The previous record had been held by a 9-year-old in Japan.
Watch Julian play on YouTube: