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

Rich Russo

Andrew Wk, Mike Pachelli, Brother Bear

Mike Bennett

Richie Kotzen, Sayers Club

Benny Horowitz

The Gaslight Anthem, Bottomfeeder, Spiro Agnew

Shirazette "She Beats" Tinnin

The Shirazette Effect Ensemble, Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Camille Thurman Group

Jeff Burrows

Tea Party

 

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