Niall Gregory

COUNTRY Ireland      
GROUP Cachimbo      

Biography

BORN IN:
Drogheda, Ireland

LIVES IN:
Drogheda, Ireland

DRUMMING SINCE:
1990

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
Sully Erna, Cachimbo

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Dudu Tucci

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Avalon", Sully Erna

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"The Specials", The Specials

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Playing the Hollywood Bowl with Dead Can Dance

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
AAX Omni

Niall started his music career around 1990 in Drogheda Ireland. At first playing drumset, then entering the world of percussion by joining Irelands first Samba school. He has performed with and studied extensively with Brazilian master drummer "Dudu Tucci". He has also made several trips to the Caribbean to study with some of Cuba's master drummers. While in Cuba he met and studied with members of Clave Guaguanco, Afro Cuba de mantanzas, Rumberos de Cuba etc.

On his return he has become one of Ireland's most sought after teachers of Afro Latin percussion. He currently leads his own Latin percussion group "Cachimbo" who have just released there latest album "Si Emi Ilu" (Spirit of the drum) . He has toured internationally with Dead Can Dance and is a member of Sully Erna of Godsmacks solo group . Their first album Avalon made its debut at no 22 in the USA billboard charts and the group have toured the USA and Canada in support of the album.

Gould Wu

Killersoap

Terry Sanders

Diamonds Indoor Percussion Ensemble

Will Dorsey Jr.

Body Count

Jung Hoon Lee

Yg Family

Richard Christy

Charred Walls Of The Damned