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Greg Collister

is an experienced LA based professional drummer ready & available to work! He specializes in-Live Performance-Touring-(National & International)-Studio Recording/Sessions-& -Teaching Drum Lessons/Clinics in all styles/genres of music. Highly regarded for both his recording & tour performance work with legendary Los Angeles goth rock band HUMAN DRAMA & artist Johnny Indovina. Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine with the band for the release of their latest album "Blurred Images" which also reached the #1 sales spot on Amazon Latin America. He has most recently been seen performing with SAMMI DOLL (Kat Von D/IamX) & on National TV at Jimmy Kimmel Live season 19 episode 226 with SHAH XO & (house band of kimmel) The CLETONES. Greg's love of drums & music began at 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 (3x World Drum Champion) Sammy J. Watson (Apex Theory), Jeff Bowders (Joe Satriani/Puddle of Mudd/Shakira) to name a few, with drum influences ranging from: Terry Bozzio to Eric Moore! Virgil Donati to Billy Cobham! Band influences ranging from: Deftones to Paramore, Mudvayne to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana & many more! He has a degree in Professional Drumming/Percussion from Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA. What you can expect from him is: great image, reliability, an extreme passion for drumming & presence behind the drums, a solid groove/time-in the pocket, tasteful fills, showmanship, the ability to play with or without a click/tracks/(tracks without a click), read charts or play by ear, adaptability/improvisation, communication, dedication & preparedness at a moments notice. 

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. 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. Played Main stage at Oakheart Country Music Festival with California Country band Big Mike & the Reckonin'. Recorded drums with Composer/bassist/producer Masatoshi Nishimura 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. Walked the Red Carpet, performed on the Saca La Banda Tour, & LatinXfestival with Latin Pop Artist/ DJ  YO QUIERO SILLA. Performed live with R&B/soul/hip hop artist Josh Moreland in Hollywood, and showcased at the House of Blues-Las Vegas for the Latino show music awards, playing drums with Latin Artist Juanito el Millionzuki as part of Latin Grammy week.

TO HIRE HIM OR FOR AUDITION: click this link for the CONTACT PAGE OR click links below to:

 

Email: gcdrumsbooking@gmail.com

Call/Text (323) 786-3493

 

"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