James Rouse



James Rouse has performed and traveled the world as the pacemaker for high profile acts such as Nile Rogers and Chic, Ray Chew, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and is the current drummer for the Screaming Headless Torsos. From 2010-2016, “Biscuit” as he is affectionately known throughout the industry, was been the featured drummer for the Ms. Lauryn Hill Band, while also assuming programming and music direction responsibilities. Currently he is the musical director for Vivian Green, and the leader of his band, The Buttered Biscuits.

Biscuit has worked alongside amazing artists such as Lady Alma, Kindred the Family Soul, Bilal, Jazmine Sullivan, Kelis, Kelly Clarkson, Gerald Veasley and Syleena Johnson, just to name a few.

James recently released his new EP “Biscuit Street”and continues to add to his already lengthy and impressive list of collaborators. He continually finds inspirations in legends like Buddy Miles, Phil Collins and Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as contemporaries and friends Lil' John Roberts and Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson.







Paiste Cymbals

Aquarian Drum Heads

Vic Firth

Pintech Percussion

Westone Audio