Chris Reddan

Nikki Hill

Chris Reddan

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About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2017

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Nikki Hill
NY Sessions

Other Affiliation
Jermaine Paul

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„Paiste brings the sound I hear when I close my eyes, to life.“

Setup

Biography

Born October 29, 1985, and raised in Warwick, NY, Christopher Reddan was born into a family where music was always prevalent. Fascinated by the sounds of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis, Chris began playing the drums at age 5. By the age of 12, Reddan was playing professional gigs with many local musicians and was quickly making a name for himself. He played at local venues in the area at night, while attending school by day. Just a few years later, at 17, Chris was called by Blues legend Popa Chubby to come join him on tour. This era provided Reddan with the opportunity to play all over the world, over 200+ gigs a year. He performed at major festivals such as Nice Jazz Festival and The San Sebastian Jazz Festival. Reddan also appeared on television stations such as Fox, France 2, Direct 8, Rockpalast, and RTL. The next few years granted Chris with many opportunities for touring and studio sessions. He has played a wide variety of styles from Rock to Blues, R&B and Organ Jazz. He has played with artists such as Jimmy Thackery, Jermaine Paul (Season 2 winner of “The Voice), Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter), Lance Lopez, Jeremy Baum, Slam Allen, Bill Perry, Rhett Tyler, Michael Hill, Gary Hoey and Bruce Katz. Chris’ instincts and professionalism have made him a favorite among band leaders, studio engineers and Grammy winning producers. To this day, he spends countless hours perfecting his craft. Reddan is currently touring with Nikki Hill, while freelancing and doing studio sessions in the NYC area.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dry, rich, silky, strong. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Very controllable and fairly dry feel. Silvery ping over rather short sustained and dusty wash. Ideally suited for articulated and precise playing in most musical styles such as R&B, Funk, Pop and Country.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

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