RYAN BROWN

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA      

Biography

ARTIST NAME:
Ryan Brown

BORN IN (city):
Denver, CO

LIVES IN (city):
Los Angeles

DRUMMING SINCE (year):
1987

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
Zappa Plays Zappa and Black Belt Karate

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Terry Bozzio, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Peart, Will Calhoun, Dennis Chambers, Dave Mattacks

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
Black Belt Karate "Volume 1," Madras "Up From The Ground" and Suzie McNeil "Rock-n-Roller"

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN'T PLAY ON:
XTC "Nonsuch," "English Settlement" and "Skylarking," Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway," King Crimson "Thrak," and The Tubes "The Completion Backward Principle"

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Receiving my first gold record (for Bo Bice's "The Real Thing") and playing with Zappa Plays Zappa at the Beacon Theater in NYC

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
18" HHX Stage Crash

Andres Patrick Forero

In The Heights, The Electric Company, Sesame Street Production

Fred LeBlanc

Cowboy Mouth

Meg Thomas

The Wanton Looks

Mitch Dorge

Crash Test Dummies

Cortney DeAugustine

Frank Hannon, Michael Lee Firkins, Everyone Hates The Queen