Mike Portnoy Expresses Happiness After Helping Out The Indonesian Drummer Who Went Viral

Dream Theater’s former drummer, Mike Portnoy, recently posted a photo on his Instagram account and announced that the Indonesian drummer named Deden Noy, who made it into the rock news headlines after playing classic metal songs on his homemade drum kit, just received the drum kit that Portnoy gifted him.

As you know, Mike Portnoy is one of the most well-known and influential drummers of all time and he started climbing the ladder of international fame as the drummer of Dream Theatre. His fame increased even more with his work in numerous tribute bands, side projects, and after forming the successful supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment in 1997.

Aside from an influential drummer, Mike Portnoy is also a big rock fan who enjoys sharing his views on rock music and musicians. However, he also keeps an eye out for new and emerging talents, which is the reason why he was one of the first musicians to appreciate Deden Noy’s work.

In 2020, Indonesian drummer Noy started uploading videos of himself playing some classic rock and metal songs, including some of Dream Theatre’s hits, on his homemade drum kit. Following that, numerous people reached out to Deden Noy and praised his talents and one of them was Mike Portnoy.

After receiving a lot of messages considering the young drummer, in mid-March, Portnoy informed his fans that he has decided to send Noy a new drum kit and a set of cymbals with the help of Tama and Sabian. Although it took some time for his gifts to arrive, Deden Noy finally got his new kit just some days ago which has clearly made him very happy.

Here’s what Mike Portnoy said in the caption of his post:

“So happy to see that Deden Noy has finally received the drums we arranged for him! His story is inspiring and I’m so glad we could share the gift of drumming with him. Thanks so much to all at Tama Drums Indonesia and Sabian Cymbals for their support in making this happen!”

You can check out Mike Portnoy’s Instagram post below.