Tim Suckow (born 1968), known by his stage name Beatdrum, is a musician from Muskegon, Michigan with roots in high school band and orchestra. He often found himself to be the lone member of the percussion section, surrounded by various tools of the craft much like a traditional drum kit but with tympani and chimes instead of toms and cymbals. Voted "Most Musical" by his graduating class (North Muskegon High School, 1986) he formed a long-term musical partnership with an exceedingly talented keyboardist that lasts to this day. This duo is responsible for the release "Don't Tell Me" and many other high-quality songs.
He served in the United States Navy for 13 years, mostly as an Air Traffic Controller. That chaotic wartime period endured as a major source for many songs yet to be heard. In 2010 he was honorably discharged and he took upon himself the position of church custodian. He can often be heard singing while vacuuming the sanctuary floor.
Shortly before his departure from military life he began experimenting with studio software to bring new life to his array of tunes that had been gathering dust for decades. Finally encouraged him to take the bold step of recording his own music for release to the general public, "Dance Girl Dance" was made available through the distributor CD Baby in March 2013 and subsequently can be found on all major digital distribution platforms. The 3-song "Made for Radio" EP was released on June 25, 2013. His rendition of the Christmas carol "Silent Night" is offered as a free download and a full music video was released to YouTube.
Tim often tinkers with model railways (much like Rod Stewart) and is a lifetime Detroit Tigers baseball fan, attending several games a year.