Jeff Brown (US)
Paiste Artist Since Sep 2009
14" Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat
17" Signature Full Crash
10" Signature Splash
22" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Ride Mark II
18" Signature Full Crash
Jeff Brown's innovative and versatile drumming drives the music of some of the World's hottest musicians. These days, he juggles national tours with Steel Magnolia and Reeves Gabrels with studio projects for movie soundtracks, television and independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles. Jeff's dynamic, driving style makes him a valuable voice in any ensemble; he's brought his distinctive touch to rock, jazz, punk, progressive rock and now country. The common thread is his ability to find memorable grooves that help define any song.
The newest chapter in Jeff's ever evolving career is manning the drum throne for up & coming country duo Steel Magnolia. On the strength of their debut single 'Keep On Lovin' You' they headed out on their first national tour with an opening slot on Brad Paisley's H2O Summer Tour. Steel Magnolia will release their full length album in September 2010 on Big Machine Records.
As a member of Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends since 2006, Jeff helped shape many of the songs on the band's forthcoming CD, which will be released one digital single at a time over the next year. A full length collection will also be made available. The trio which includes Kevin Hornback on bass is a juggernaut of explosive guitar stunts, bombastic grooves and musical left turns a plenty.
Back in Nashville, Jeff has been collaborating with producer/guitarist Roger Nichols in developing a sound and music cue library for the famed Blackbird Studios. Jeff can also be heard on recent recordings with his side project Supercharger, including guitarist Jeff Cease (Black Crowes) and bassist Steve Cook (Bucky Covington). Their music has been featured as the opening and closing theme songs for 'Canadian Tradition' and various PSA's and Tourism commercials in Canada. The trio expects to release a new rock albumin 2011.
Jeff's body of work has ranged from touring and recording with 'American Idol' Bucky Covington to appearing on the movie soundtracks for Fantastic4 and Elektra with Wind-Up recording artist Megan McCauley. Tracked a song for the band Paramore along with sessions and tours with Jen Foster on American Garage Records, singer/songwriter Patrick Davis, Los Angeles indie rock band Kill Devil Hill, and pianist Sali Hagan.
Jeff got his start in Orange County, CA, where he played with a variety of successful club bands before moving southeast and joining Dreaming In English, a hugely popular regional band that toured extensively through the mid-90s to 2001. They released a well-received disc, 'Stuff' in 1998.