LANGLEY – Floyd Countian Braxton Burke is the World’s Fastest Drummer. Burke, a Langley resident who finished second in the prestigious drumming competition in 2014, won the 2015 World’s Fastest Drummer hand championship at the Music City Center in Nashville on Saturday.
Participating drummers, who hailed from across the United States and numerous foreign countries, used their hands and feet during the event. Burke, 21, delivered 953 strokes in one minute to capture the world title. His personal best is 1,055 strokes in one minute.
Currently, Burke isn’t with a band. However, multiple area bands have expressed an interest in him joining them.
The world competition was held Thursday, July 9-Saturday, July 11 in Nashville.
Burke, who is employed at Dairy Queen of Martin, received a warm welcome when he returned home from Nashville.
The young world champion was quick to give thanks to those who helped him be in a position to capture a world championship.
“First and foremost, I want to thank God for giving me the talent,” Burke said. “I must thank my parents, who are big supporters and made competing in the world competition possible. Brian Mason has been such a good teacher and helped me a lot. My girlfriend has also been a great supporter, too.”
After capturing a world championship, Burke has his sights set on another title.
“I’m looking at attempting to break the Guinness World Record,” Burke confided.