Aisha Gaillard

Umi

Aisha Gaillard

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About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2020

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Umi
Mereba
Pluggworld

Website
www.aishagdrums.com

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„"I had no idea that Paiste would not only change my life, but change my perception on what the definition of a cymbal is."“

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Biography

Los Angeles, CA native, Aisha G., is an undeniable talent who began drumming at just 3-years-old. Her artistic ability and study of music has afforded her the opportunity to play various genres of music, in collaboration with an impressive array of artists and venues over her blossoming 23-year-career. Aisha performs regularly with R&B singer/songwriter, UMI, and has recently performed at “ELCA” Christian Youth Gathering Conference in Houston, Texas, the Dakar Goree Jazz festival in Senegal, West Africa, NPR’s Tiny Desk with singer/songwriter Mereba, Vic Firth’s Duos with drummer Bianca Richardson, and music videos with artists such as Yo Gotti. Purposefully driven, affable in personality, and highly skilled, Aisha’s ability to transcend genres and play to the core of one’s heart is perfectly seamless.

Setup Cymbals

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark I: Tends to be a bit quieter, darker and drier. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

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  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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