GROUP Kalan Porter, Joydrop, Tara Slone Band
Tony "Leh-lo" Rabalao started playing drums at age 8. He was self-taught until he deciced to study jazz and composition at College. After graduating, he went on to tour and record extensively, throughout Europe and North America, with bands such as Joydrop, Kalan Porter, Big Sugar, and Binker the Star, to name a few. He has appeared in 11 MTV and Much Music videos and is founder/drummer/songwriter of the Juno nominated, alt-rock band Joydrop, penning their Billboard top 20 hit "Beautiful".
His broad taste in music allows him to easily switch from hard hitting rock to head- bopping hip-hop, with intensity, a deep groove, and the sensibility and taste of a songwriter. His drumming style is influenced by greats such as Bonham, Stewart Copland, Questlove, and Dave Grohl. Check out his playing on any of the Joydrop or Bass is Base records, and you can hear how those influences have been fused into his own unique style.