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

Mike Machine

Independent Clinician, Touring Artist

Jim White

Dana Landry Quartet, Clay Jenkins/don Aliquo Quintet, Steve Kovalcheck Trio

Keith Harris

Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Estelle, Miguel, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie

Cuca Teixeira

Maria Rita, Neural Code, Soundscape Big Band, Jazz Brothers

Kirjuan "Free" Freeman

Jordan Knight, Independent

 

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