Miguel Gamboa, is a professional drummer known for his latin/funk/pop drumming style.
His talent for rhythm was first noted by his parents who saw that he could keep a steady beat with spoons at the age of 4. At the age of 6 he taught himself how to play the drums at his dad’s church “Templo Betania” in the city of Tampico, Tamaulipas in Mexico. He didn’t develop his drumming skills till he moved to the United States in 1997 when he started playing as a backup drummer at Templo Bethel in Pharr, TX.
After becoming the main drummer at Templo Bethel, he decided to leave his family and moved to the state of Arkansas in 1999 to help with the worship team at the also named Templo Bethel in the city of Fayetteville.
Miguel was part of Bethel’s worship team till early 2008 where he also served as a youth leader. During all those years he played at several youth camps and youth conventions in the states of Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri.
In 2004 he was invited to be the drummer for the 24/7 Youth Ministry at First Baptist Church in Springdale, AR, one of the fastest growing youth ministries in the nation.
In January of 2008 he decided to become a member of Cross Church – Pinnacle Hills (formerly called The Church at Pinnacle Hills), where he became the back up drummer after a few months of attending the church, and as of today he serves as one of the main drummers for Cross Church in all of their campuses (Fayetteville, Springdale, Pinnacle Hills)
Miguel bought his first drum set in the summer of 2006
Neta, The American Years and Boom! Kinetic (Molten Lava)
Miguel started playing outside of church for the first time in 2005 when him and 4 other friends formed the latin/rock fusion band called “Neta”.
Neta was one of the first bands in the state of Arkansas to play latin rock in the local music scene. They also had the opportunity to record at Pedernales Studios in Austin, TX in the summer of 2005.
While playing on and off with Neta, he was approached by the local Folk/Rock band The American Years in the summer of 2006, who were holding auditions for a new drummer. After playing 3 songs with the band he got selected and started performing shows with them all around the state.
After a year and a half of playing with The American Years, Miguel joined the band Boom! Kinetic (formerly known as Molten Lava) in the fall of 2007.
Since then, Miguel and Boom! Kinetic had performed all over the state of Arkansas, setting attendance records in venues like George’s Majestic Lounge, Revolution Music Room, Sticky Fingerz, Powerhouse, Rib Room, and also playing shows at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, House of Blues in New Orleans and at several music venues in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Boom! Kinetic has become Arkansas favorite band by the readers of premier publications such as Celebrate Magazine, Citiscapes, The Morning News, Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Free Weekly, Nightflying Magazine, Sync Weekly, The Arkansas Traveler for the years 2009 thru 2012, and have been awarded “Best Party Band” at the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards celebrations in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Boom! Kinetic has opened for bands like KC and the Sunshine Band, Three 6 Mafia, THE FRAY and others.
In early 2013, Boom! Kinetic signed a 2 album record deal with Brain Fuse Records from Williamsburg, Virginia
Since 2008, Miguel plays over 100 shows a year and has recorded and performed with the following local and regional acts:
Neta Band (Latin/Rock/Fusion)
The 1 Oz. Jig
Cross Church – Pinnacle Hills Worship Band
24/7 Youth Ministry Worship Band
The Link Worship Band
Exit 83 Worship Band
Mas que una banda (Spanish Worship Band)
Papa Rap (Latin Fusion)
NAE (Latin Rock/Pop)
Zach Gump (Country/Pop)
Emily Cole (R&B/Pop)
Joel Schisler (Blues/Pop)
Matt Knoble (Blues/Pop)
The American Years (Folk/Rock/Pop)
Jeremiah Rich (Pop)
Boris Silva (Latin Pop)
John Cox (Rock /Pop)
The Black Keys Trio
Christmas Dinner Theater Band
Timothy Paul Jazz Trio