The Art of Japanese Drumming

Founded by Gregory Shimizu and Twilla MacLeod in 2008, this contemporary drum duo plays to celebrate the strength, power and resiliency of the human form. Based in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, they have performed as far north as Yellowknife and as far south as New Orleans, and from coast to coast for audiences of 20 to 20,000.

Concert Photos
Latest Videos
We are Booming Tree 01:45
Our new promo video that shows just some of work from 2010-2013.
Sound is Energy: Best of Booming Tree 05:01
A longer video that also shows collaborative projects from 2010-2013.
Feel the Beat in Edmonton (Travel Alberta commercial) 0:30
With Booming Tree (a former collaborative project we created, PULSE, now continuing under the name 'Booming Tree Collective'). It features one of Booming Tree's original compositions (recorded live and edited for this commercial) The song is called Heart-Beat-Boom.
Commercial: Roland Canada 04:38
Twilla singing and a few shots of us from when we were on an 18 city North American tour with iVardensphere. Greg is using his LED 'Jedi' taiko bachi he made.
Canadian Derby Commercial 01:20
Opening segment for the broadcast of the Canadian Derby, featuring slow motion taiko. Filmed and produced by Calgary's White Iron Productions for Horse Racing Alberta.
Calgary Stampede grandstand show 04:02
Flying Drum performance at the Calgary Stampede's Nightly Grandstand Show - World Party. We re-built the five foot drum heads for this show, and are using "jedi" taiko sticks that we designed and built, which produce the red light-drum sticks you see. 10 shows with audiences up to 20,000 a night. Sadly the drum was destroyed in the Calgary flood of 2013 while in storage.