Greg Collister

Is an LA based professional drummer who specializes in-Live Performance-Touring-Studio Recording/Sessions-& Drum Instruction. Highly regarded for his current recording & tour performance work with legendary Los Angeles goth rock band HUMAN DRAMA & artist Johnny Indovina. Recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine for the release of the band's newest album "Blurred Images" which went #1 in sales on Amazon Latin America in October 2021. Greg's love of drums & music started from an early age. After meeting Al Nache, his 1st drum teacher, he had an epiphany that drumming was the purpose of his life. He has also notably studied with: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Thomas Lang (International Drum Sensation/Paul Gilbert), Rob Carson (World Drum Champion) Sammy J. Watson (Apex Theory), Jeff Bowders (Joe Satriani/Puddle of Mudd/Shakira) & has a degree in Professional Drumming/Percussion from Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA. 

Credits of other artists he has worked with current/past include: performing and recording with the band Superfix who toured with the Supergroup Metal Allegiance in 2019. Vocalist Kalen Chase (former back up vocalist of Korn/frontman of Joey Jordison's Scar the Martyr which later became Vimic), Producer & guitarist Logan Mader (fomer Soulfly, currently of Machine Head/Once Human- who's production credits range from Five finger death punch & Gojira to W.A.S.P.) Damian Rainaud (bassist of Once Human as well as Dragonforce-who's production credits also include Fear Factory.) Vocalist Lauren Hart (Once Human/Kamelot) Performance with Vocalist Patrique Fortson (as seen on NBC's hit show "The Voice") Live recording with bassist Ric Fierabracci (Blood sweat & tears/Yanni/Planet X/Virgil Donati/Chick Corea/Dave Weckl) Live performance with Mick Mahan (bassist of Pat Benatar). He toured with female fronted prog rock/metal band Clandestine in 2007-2008. Played Oakheart Country Music Festival 2017 with California Country band Big Mike & the Reckonin'. Recorded drums with Composer/bassist/producer Masatoshi Nishimura in 2019 for Japanese Film/TV. Has performed and recorded with Reverb Nation chart topping Rock artist/producer/engineer Lee Krabbe. Headlined the world famous Whiskey a go go and Viper Room with pop/funk/soul artist Shah XO & most recently hit the Red Carpet and performed on the Saca La Banda Tour with Latin Pop Artist SILLA

 

"Drumming is not just what I do. It's a way of life. It's who I am. It's my heart and soul transcribed on an instrument as old as time itself. Like a powerful heart beat it is felt in your body & processed by your mind so that your soul may be reached. That's what gives my life purpose. Feel my energy transcending time. Watch my soul unfold in front of you. This has been & always will be my life....Drumming!"

-Greg Collister