Beatdrum, the musical alter ego of Tim Suckow (b.1968), is an artist 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 nearly 13 years, mostly as an Air Traffic Controller. In 2010 he was honorably discharged and promptly accepted the position of church custodian (Our Redeemer Lutheran - Muskegon, Michigan). He can often be heard singing while vacuuming the sanctuary floor and cleaning toilets.
Shortly before his departure from military life he began experimenting with studio software to bring renewed vigor 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 can be found on all major digital distribution platforms (iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, etc). 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 is broadcast on YouTube. His first Contemporary Christian single "Down to the Ground" was presented January 14, 2014.
Tim often tinkers with model railways and is a lifetime Detroit Tigers baseball fan, attending several games a year.