Gabriel Da Silva
Gabriel was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He grew up in a family of great musicians and in his early age began studying at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Musical Conservatory in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. While he studying at the conservatory, he also received drum lessons and musical training from Danny Da Silva (Drummer and SoundEngineer), Wimel Da Silva (Pianist and Musical Director) and Andres Briceño (Drums Instructor). He later studied audio engineering and computing at the Lisandro Alvarado University and Fermin Toro University respectively.
Da Silva has participated in the studio recording and live concerts of several great bands and artists such as Christine Dclario, Mary Alessi, Israel Houghton, Blest, Seth Condrey, Danilo Montero, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alpha & Omega Church, Metro Life Church, The Good Samaritan Church, Gsc Church, Rendezvous (Trinity Church Miami), Fellowship Church Miami, The Good News Church, The Worship Tabernacle Church, Crimson Soul, Doris Machin, Rene Gonzalez, Jaime Murrel, Benjamin Rivera, Samuel Hernandez, AlbertoMotessi Crusade, Luis Palau Crusade, Aline Barros, Melodie Joy, Gabriel Fernandez “El Chamo Gabriel”, Cintron, Renan Carias, Heri Hernandez, Raul Morera, Lucrecia Duran, Mac Sore, Face To Face, Jesi Leon, Luigi Castro, Art Aguilera, Carlos Carcache, and Blest; among others.
Many of thementioned bands have been nominated, some are even recipients, of major awards including Grammys, Dove, and Harp.
Gabriel Da Silva has had the privilege of working with the company Mexico Internacional over a span of several years during which he was recruited tobe a part of various TV channels like Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, TV Azteca. He has participated as a musician in play backs for Despierta America, Sabado Gigante, Escandalo TV, Billboard Awards, De Mañanita.
He has also participated in the filming of TV Commercials for Head and Shoulders and Direct TV, accompanying artists such as Thalia, Laura Paussini, Chayanne, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Alex Hubago, Christian Castro, Miguel Bose, Jeremias, Nek, Lu, Jose Feliciano, Funky, Marcos Witt, Belinda, Chenoa, Patricia Manterola, Sheyla Durcal, Yordano, and many more.
He is currently based in Miami – USA. Participating as a drummer in Christ Journey Church Miami, session drummer in several recording studios in the city and Christine D’clario artist tour drummer which is part of the artists of Integrity Music and Canzion record labels, leading out Tours, Concerts and Clinics nationally and internationally.
Since 2008 is part of the exclusive artists of Sabian cymbals company.
In 2013 he became part of exclusive artists of Cympad, In 2015 became part of the family of 1964 Custom in ears monitors, and is the owner and C.O. of GD Custom drums.
DRUMMING SINCE: 1988
CURRENT PROJECT(S): Christine D’Clario / Independent / Educator.
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): John Bonham, Chester Thompson, Phil Collins, Steve Gadd, Paul Mabury, Steve Jordan
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Eterno – Christine D’Clario
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Ok Computer” Radiohead
CAREER HIGHLIGHT:Hearing more than 90.000 People Singing with us ( Christine D’Clario band ) in Managua Nicaragua.
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: Artisan, HHx, Big and Ugly