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Emanuel J Burton

Little Simz


Emanuel J Burton is a British born, Jamaican heritage and raised in Davenport, Florida. He is a drummer, band leader, music director and creative entrepreneur. Enthralled by music’s ability to connect with people on a deeper level, he expresses himself through music, rooted in his desire to embolden positive and healing vibrations. 

He developed the passion to make music with sentiment and play from the soul in virtue of using the power of music as a form of therapy. Emanuel relishes in infusing spoken word and story telling through the drums. An avid studio dweller, he has worked with and continues to work with Little Simz, FKJ, Tom Misch, Misha B, Children of Zeus, Yazmin Lacey and July 7. 

As a solo artist he has supported tours for, The Midnight Hour, Steam Down, 30/70 Collective, and KOKOROKO.

Legend Series 

  • 20x16 Bass Drum

  • 12x8 Rack Tom

  • 14x10 Tom/Snare

  • 16x16 Floor Tom

  • Merlin 14x6.5

Kit Setup

"I chose to partner up with BDC to build a relationship that benefits both parties. It's important for me to be able to not only be comfortable with my instrument and what I'm playing but to be able to have the freedom to create and adapt the things I'm using. BDC puts quality into their creation process and they also give the opportunity to create custom drums for their artists."

Emanuel J Burton
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