Swan Percussion began in 2008 as a collaboration between Eric Holland, a designer and craftsman, and Mike Meadows, an established world-class percussionist. Together they developed The Black Swan Drum, inspired by the Ghanaian Gombe (Gome) but with innovations including an instant tuning system, quick head change system, and the ability to incorporate any standard 16″ floor tom head. The Black Swan was so well received that they continued to develop more instruments. Today, Swan Percussion is committed to creating high quality, versatile, innovative percussion instruments for the discerning professional and amateur alike.


Eric Holland / Mike Meadows


Eric is a designer and craftsman who graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Based in Wimberley, Texas he serves as a designer, consultant, project manager, and craftsman for a variety of projects both locally and abroad. His passion for percussion and design expertise has recently led him to become an inventor and craftsman of a variety of high quality percussion instruments. Check out his website at: www.designeh.net.

Mike is a free lance drummer/percussionist based in Austin,Texas. He has toured and recorded with a wide variety of world-class performers around the world. Part of the inspiration for the Black Swan Drum came from Mike’s experiences studying percussion in Ghana while a student at Berklee College of Music, as well as from his years in recording studios and on the road. Check out his website at www.meadowsdrums.com.

All Swan Percussion products are proudly manufactured in the state of Texas, USA