Go-Go Pollard Photo by Brian Rice

Go-Go Pollard

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Paiste Artist Since
August 2010

Nationality
United States

Other Affiliations
Independent
Paul Nelson Band

Website
www.drumcounselor.com

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Biography

Go-Go Ray brings 32 years of professional drumming to the stage and studio. He honed his skills in Dallas with a wide variety of bands (1987-1993). He toured with Billy Goat (1994-1997), Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle (2006-2011) and Samantha Fish (2011-2016). He was a major performer in Kansas City's R&B/Funk/Soul scene (1998-2006). He's currently drumming for the Paul Nelson Band (www.paulnelsonband.com). In addition to live performances, he teaches at Explorers Percussion (Kansas City, MO). He's been teaching for 20 years. The following discography showcases Go-Go Ray's best work: Tech N9ne – Strangeulation (Strange Music Records) 2014 Tyson Leslie - Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak (Above The Level Records) 2013 Prozak – We All Fall Down (Strange Music Records) 2013 John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons - Don't Let Me Stay (Lakeshore Records) 2012 Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle - Rock Star Bench Press (Hyena Records) 2009 Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle - Battery Milk (Hyena Records) 2007 Billy Goat - Black And White (Mercy Records) 1994 Awards: 2016 Online FM Midwest Music Award: Drummer of the Year 2014 Project Backstage Midwest Music Award: Drummer of the Year 2013 KC Cassi Honors: Drummer Of The Year 2012 Chef Jimi: Drum Thumper Award (www.blues411.com) 2010 USA Roland V-Drums Champion (Las Vegas, NV) 1992 Guitar Center Drum Off Champion (Arlington, TX)

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    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.

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    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

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