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Kind Beats’ Andrew McAuley

Hey, everyone, I’m back to let you all know about some big developments that have happened over the last year—and believe me, there have been quite a few! The first thing is that I have become an official endorser of…

Modern Drummer
May 11, 2011

Darren Lyons — Evil Genius

Hi, MD readers! I’m a drummer/percussionist/composer/producer based in New York City. Recently I released the Darren Lyons Group CD Evil Genius, which was produced by David Sancious (Sting, Eric Clapton, solo artist). Manolo Badrena (Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Ahmad Jamal)…

Modern Drummer
Dec 28, 2010

Billy Sullivan The Nature Of Existence

Hey to all the Modern Drummer readers out there. I thought I could drop you a quick note about something I think you’ll find interesting…I hope so, anyway. I started playing drums, like a lot of us do, at a…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2010

Esthema’s Bruno Esrubilsky

Modern Drummer Blog readers! My name is Bruno Esrubilsky, and I am a Brazilian drummer/percussionist living in the Boston area. I graduated in 2005 from the Los Angeles Music Academy and then in 2010 from Berklee College of Music with…

Modern Drummer
Apr 12, 2010

Percussionist Ramon Yslas

Hi, MD readers! I want to say hello and fill you all in on what I’m currently up to. I’ve been touring the U.S. with Colbie Caillat, promoting her latest CD, Breakthrough. After that I’ll be going to Europe with…

Modern Drummer
Nov 8, 2009

Drummer Blog: Walfredo Reyes Jr.

Hello, MD readers! This is the first blog I've ever written—about time, right? The main purpose is to present an update on what I've been doing lately and what I've done in past twenty years! I just finished touring with…

Modern Drummer
Nov 17, 2008

DJ/Percussionist Ravidrums' LA Nights

Hello, MD Web readers! I'd like to tell you about the biggest weekend in Hollywood. The Emmys were finally upon us, and I was going to perform in font of some of the biggest talent in the industry! HBO had…

Modern Drummer
Nov 2, 2008

Mattt Kilmer with Haale

On the road again—. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to tour with many diverse bands and artists. This time, however, it seems a bit more personal. I'm on the road with Haale (pronounced like halle-lujah or jalapeño), the…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2008

Luis Conte

Percussion great Luis Conte’s new album, Marimbula, is a trio disc featuring bassist Jimmy Johnson and guitarist Barry Coates. Conte describes the music as a unique mixture of ideas. “It’s a marriage of traditional percussion in every style,” he says.…

Modern Drummer
Dec 25, 2007

Daniel Reyes

In between those gigs he'll squeeze in a performance with Ricky Martin, Stevie Nicks, or Jennifer Lopez, among other top acts. But Danny's brain is always thinking: How do I make my playing better? Equally important to him these days:…

Modern Drummer
May 19, 2005

Danny Frankel

Drummer/percussionist Danny Frankel lives in a world of sounds. His latest release, The Vibration Of Sound (Transparency), is a collage of organic percussion sounds. As he explains it, "I hike every morning and listen to things like hawks and woodpeckers.…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004