Brian Tichy (US)
Paiste Artist Since Aug 2010
20" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 China
22" 2002 Crash
24" 2002 Ride
19" 2002 Crash
15" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" 2002 Crash
6" 2002 Bell Chime
Brian Tichy grew up in New Jersey on a healthy dose of hard rock. He's had an obsession with drums and loud guitar since he was a kid. The fire was lit by Kiss records and his Dad showing him the riff to ‘Day Tripper'.
After many years of dedication and practice by incessantly playing along to his favorite records as well as being in high school metal bands and taking loads of private lessons, Tichy refined his drum and guitar skills by attending Berklee College Of Music, sweating it out for 3 years in the dormitory practice “sheds”.
In the midst on playing in a multitude of bands over the past 20 years, Tichy also had his own band, BALL, in which he played guitar, sang and wrote the tunes. They released their debut CD in Japan in 1999 and the US CD never came out due to distribution problems that sunk the label.
Tichy has also has managed to tour and/or record with the likes of: Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, The Guess Who, Velvet Revolver, Seether, Zakk Wylde's Pride & Glory, Slash's Snakepit, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan, Gilby Clarke, Nickelbag (Stevie Salas, Bernard Fowler, Carmine Rojas), and Vinnie Moore.
Tichy currently joined up as the new drummer for rock icons Whitesnake. He gladly follows in the footsteps of his idols Ian Paice, Cozy Powell and Tommy Aldridge.