Barnabas Miller knew he wanted to be a drummer/singer in a cover band comprised of YA authors at an early age. He quit Rodeph Sholom Day School just three days before his Bar Mitzvah and enrolled at Kelly Keagy’s Night Ranger School for Singer/Drummers. After performing “Sister Christian,” “Turn It On” by Genesis, and the Eagles’ “Hotel California” thrice a day every day for five straight years, he was awarded the Levon Helm Singer/Drummer Prize, which he parlayed into a spot at Julliard’s lesser known Master of None program. There he studied writer-drummer-singing with Kyra Shangwich, the New York Times bestselling author of I Died and the Raging Cooties series. Tiger Beat is the culmination of his life’s work.