Anthony Foti

Nashville Session Player

Anthony Foti


Paiste Artist Since
October 2019

United States

Main Affiliations
Nashville Session Player
The Creak Music
David Leonard

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„I am so proud to play the best name in cymbals. Paiste offers me the best combination of musicality, variety, stick definition, wash, and bell that a drummer could ask for. They are simply beautiful, and a joy to play. “



Cleveland native Anthony Foti has been playing drums since childhood. Foti played drums in various bands and in school growing up, and eventually studied under fellow Paiste Artist Bill Ransom (Beth Hart) at Cleveland State University. In 2018 he moved to Nashville, TN, where he began doing sessions at The Creak Music, where he’s tracked for artists such as Cody Carnes, Brandon Lake, JJ Heller, David Leonard, and STILLMAN. Foti is currently playing live with David Leonard (NEEDTOBREATHE, All Sons and Daughters).

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, soft, warm, deep. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery feel, very responsive. Fine stick sound with hints of silver and wood over a broad, low-pitched warm, deep, multilayered wash. Wide, warm, full crash sound. Very lively, controllable. Multifunctional cymbal for refined ride playing and swelling, deep crashes. Also well suited for mallet playing mallets.

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