BORN IN: Richmond, California
LIVES IN: Atlanta, GA
DRUMMING SINCE: 1992
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Dave Weckl, Lil John Roberts, Dennis Chambers
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Jeff Sparks – Love Life Soul
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Alan Holdsworth – Secrets
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Winning the Guitar Center Drum Off
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: HHX-Xtreme Crash 19”
Carlin Muccular is a gifted musician and producer from Richmond California who has always been surrounded by music. His first musical performances came at the tender age of six, singing and playing drums in church. He received his first taste of national exposure when he won the “1999 Guitar Center National Drum-Off” competition in Hollywood. Afterwards, he was named the top amateur drummer in the country at the early age of 15.
Since that time, Carlin has laid drum tracks on two Billboard #1 albums. He has shared the stage and recorded with industry greats such as Abe Laboriel Sr. (of Elton John), Alex Acuna (Carlos Santana), Patti Labelle, Johnny “Natural” Najera (Usher) and Paul Jackson Jr. (Michael Jackson, Jay Leno Tonight Show).
Carlin currently serves on drums with six time Grammy award winning artist Israel Houghton. He has performed with some of gospel music’s most awarded artists and producers including Aaron Lindsay, Byron Cage, Canton Jones, Kierra Sheard, Tamela Mann, and Karen Clark-Sheard to name a few.
Carlin holds dual Bachelor degrees in Music Production/Engineering and Music Business Management from Berklee College of Music. In 2010 he signed a deal with the biggest music publisher in the world, Sony ATV. As a producer, Carlin has been nominated for Stellar and GMA Dove Awards. He has also worked with award winning artists such as Chris Brown, Ciara, and Sony Australian Idol Jessica Mauboy. In addition, Carlin has placed music in the TV and Film industry on networks such as Fox and TVone. In 2018 Carlin launched his most recent project, the music play-along company Shedtracks.com
Carlin presently serves on drums at the 30,000-member mega-church, World Changers Church International in Atlanta, GA. Carlin plays on television and in front of live crowds in excess of 5,000 people every week via the “Changing Your World Broadcast with Creflo Dollar”. The broadcast reaches nearly 1 billion homes on six continents and airs on more than 100 stations across networks such as BET, TBN, Daystar, The WORD Network and The Church Channel everyday. Carlin humbly attributes his musical gifts and success to God. “Only God has blessed me with this gift to create music. It is an honor and a privilege to be his instrument.”