LJ (Little Justin) Wilson

Reg Dewitt

Well-known member
I think 5 year old LJ Wilson could be the greatest drum prodigy since Buddy Rich. Certainly one of the best.
I'm not a drummer, but I have spent time looking at videos of prodigies Yoyoka Soma and Kanade Sato when similarly young. They both had started drumming very young, and both were quite amazing, but LJ is a whole lot better.

Take a look at this video of him at age 4. He shows his father, who is a Grammy winning arranger, a tune he had composed on GarageBand, and then they jam on it. It is so far beyond anything you have ever seen from someone so young it is just surreal.

 
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Reg Dewitt

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Here's the latest from LJ. I think he's insanely good for a 5 year old kid. Do you agree? Or do you think I'm wrong and he isn't that special.

 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
The little fella seems to really enjoy playing the drums. It's a great thing for him and his dad to bond over. I guess it's going to be up to him whether he continues to play in later life. He's certainly got the goods to become a fantastic drummer.

But these type of YouTube videos have me in two minds.

Yeah, the kid is good.

He's 1000% better than me!!!

But the product placement that's conveniently placed in frame and the signature gestures before the song just seems quite contrived.......I dunno, it can appear to be a bit forced or something.

There's so many videos out there of this kinda thing.....it's becoming a competitive industry now for KIDS and their supportive (and possibly) helicopter type parent.

But I guess it also gives these kids exposure to a wider audience that wasn't possible at one stage.

I hope this little chap gets some lessons and really hones his skill-set.

He'll be absolutely awesome.
 

Reg Dewitt

Well-known member
LJ's 20 month old sister Shia can now play the drums all the way through a song

 
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Reg Dewitt

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2yr old little sister Shia has a video go viral, 5 million views. She is now playing the kick thanks to a block on the pedal so her leg can reach it, and her drumming has gotten a lot more complex.

 
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