Chris Johnson

"Be ready!" Yamaha Drum Artist Chris Johnson



Chris Johnson is one of the world’s most recognisable musicians, described by Live Nation Ones to Watch as “Quite possibly one of the most in-demand international drummers on earth”.

Regularly seen by audiences of millions, he works with icons such as Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Seal and J-Lo.

Chris’ career credits also include global songwriting and production success with multiple tracks on Snoop Dogg’s critically acclaimed, Bible of Love, which entered at no. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts. He also features extensively on the soundtrack album of the recent Oscar-winning A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, which went straight to No. 1 in the Billboard 200 and UK Official Charts following its release in October and has since passed 3 billion streams on Spotify.

In addition to his phenomenal live and recording credits, Chris also has a plethora of global TV credits to his name and has been seen in every episode of season 2 of Fox’s ‘The Four’, with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, DJ Khalid and Meghan Trainor.

Chris has an unparalleled ability to influence diverse, worldwide audiences through major promotional campaigns for music tours, album launches, TV shows, award ceremonies, masterclasses and press events.

With his impressive social media presence and the ability to harness those of the world’s biggest artists, he is a recognisable, aspirational and credible face sitting right at the heart of the global music industry.

In January 2021, Chris released his debut book, ‘Pop, R&B, and Gospel Drumming’, from the leading and largest sheet-music publisher in the world, Hal Leonard.

Chris uses his personal brand to inspire and connect with audiences and fans worldwide. He is on a mission to inspire everyone to do what they love, whatever it is and whoever they are.

Live Custom Hybrid Oak

Yamaha has enhanced the dynamic range of the new Live Custom kits by accentuating their attack and projection. The new 7 ply Oak/Phenolic sheet hybrid shell and the Bass Enhancement Weight delivers massive power and articulation especially for playing in live situations. Also the new finishing technique based on traditional Japanese "UZUKURI" process emphasizes the natural beauty of the Oak grain.

Colour Variation Available Other Colours Available


MULTI-Level, MULTI-Play, and MULTI-Purpose!


The basic HEXRACKII set consists of two legs and is fully compatible with Yamaha System Hardware.Compared to a typical hardware setup, the HEXRACKII uses less space and reduces floor clutter produced by stand legs, etc., around the kit. The system’s pipes and racks are made from aluminum, which makes the system lighter, transport and setup easier. And with a wide variety of optional clamps available, the rack system offers great expandability.


The HXREXII creates a three-leg rack when combined with the HXR2LII.

XP120T Discontinued

12 inch DTX-PAD for tom. 3 zone with controller.