Drew Schultz lives and breathes the music of Motown. As a student of Funk Brothers drummer Uriel Jones and original Earth Wind & Fire member Ralph Johnson, Drew Schultz entered the music industry at the age of 19 playing with the legendary group The Four Tops. For five years he toured the world with the Tops as percussionist, drummer, archivist, and musical director. He has also performed behind countless legends including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Dramatics, The Contours, The Miracles, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Jerry Butler, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Chairmen of the Board, Freda Payne, The Velvelettes, and well…just about everyone who has ever stepped into Hitsville!
Beyond being a phenomenal drummer with the CV to prove it, he is the spearhead of the Back To Class Project, a series of songs written, arranged, and produced by Schultz with 50% of profits benefiting public school music programs in Detroit. While hitting the tubs, he has also spent quality time hitting the books at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Schultz emerged with a BA in music performance and jazz studies. Schultz is also a gifted public speaker, published contributor to countless publications throughout Detroit, Chicago and New York, and has worked as a Pre-Production engineer for Motown Records.