Aaron O'Neil


Aaron O'Neil


Paiste Artist Since
October 2022

United States

Main Affiliation

Other Affiliations
Sera Cahoone
Tomo Nakayama
Shook Ones


Follow Artist

„Paiste offers what I need to play so many styles and with so many different people: a wide range of sounds and series, and musicality throughout each and every one. I can count on them. “


Aaron picked up the drum sticks at age 4 and has never put them down. In the 30-plus years since then, he has marched with the Concord Blue Devils, played in the UC Davis Big Band, and toured both North America and Europe with a variety of hardcore and punk bands. Once he relocated to Seattle from the Bay Area, his versatility allowed him to integrate seamlessly into the scene as a go-to session drummer for folk, Americana, country, blues, pop, hip-hop, rock and more. He can be seen and heard throughout the Pacific Northwest backing up a bevy of artists, including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Sera Cahoone, Tomo Nakayama, Shook Ones, Star Anna and many more.