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Bill Lanham is a freelance drummer and percussionist based in New York City. Some of the recording artists he has played for include Lesley Gore, Melba Moore, Deborah Gibson, Fantasia, Eartha Kitt, and Ricky Martin. Bill has conducted clinics at Universities and Educational Percussion conventions. On Broadway he has held the percussion chair at “Wonderland” and “Jekyll and Hyde” and the drum chair at “Les Miserables”, “South Pacific”, “Evita”, and “Cats”. Bill has also played for numerous other Broadway shows. He recently was the drummer for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Unmasked”. Bill can be seen performing the film “American Gangster” and the TV series “Luke Cage”. He also does recording work in his home studio. Bill is a proud endorser of Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, and Remo Drumheads.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.
Sizes: 14", 15"
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.