About Me

I’m Llavar Mindley

Keeping the pulse as one of the industry’s fundamentally sound drummers, Llavar Mindley has maintained his reputation for providing solid energetic groove and feel to any musical situation. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Llavar  has always had an affinity for music, and live performance. Once moving to the states, his musical aptitude was further developed at the age of 10 when he started playing the drums in church. In 2009, Llavar relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to study music performance at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, and really hone in on his skills.

Excelling, and graduating from their Drum Program with honors in 2011, he has since traveled to many countries performing behind artists such as 2017 Grammy® winning soul legend William Bell, Grammy-nominated R&B songstress Carolyn Malachi, as well as Grammy-nominated Americana artist Shannon McNally. He has also played in various venues on the indie circuit, backing several local artists and community projects. When former Earth, Wind, and Fire guitarist Richard Smith needed a drummer for his Celebrity All-Star party band in 2014, Llavar was called and went on the road for their string of summer shows.

In addition to being a touring and session drummer, he is co-founder and band director of the LA based electronic dance group, Midnight Mystery Club. Llavar’s versatile style of playing adds an element that is essential for success on today’s music scene. His professionalism, creativity and attention to detail all translate to establishing him as the go-to drummer for studio sessions, live performances and tours.

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan; but never the goal”

Broken Sticks

Broken Sticks

Broken Sticks

Broken Sticks

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