Gordon Peeke

Freelance

Gordon Peeke

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About

Paiste Artist Since
July 1991

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Freelance

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„When I'm in the recording studio, most always the client compliments my cymbal sound. I usually reply - I only play the Best and Paiste makes the Best cymbals in the world.“

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Biography

Gordon Peeke has played drums and percussion with many famous artists, his versatility is well known in his ability to accompany The Woody Herman Band, The Stanley Clarke - George Duke Project, Jeffrey Osbourne, Michael Jackson, Isaac Hayes, Mark Mothersbaugh, DEVO, Christina Aguilera, Cher and The Los Angeles Philharmonic to name a few. He has played Broadway musicals such as Dream Girls, Flower Drum Song, Spamalot, Stormy Weather, Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast and many more. Gordon has played on over seventy major movie soundtracks, movies such as Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Rug Rats, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Thirteen, Nine, Lords of Dogtown, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Herbie Fully Loaded and many TV shows and jingles also. Gordon is a published author with a drum book entitled "Bonzo Beats" available thru Pro Drum Shop.

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  • Details

    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: 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, strong, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Giving feel. Fast response, short sustain, followed by even fade out. Explosive, rich crash with strength and cut. Excellent multipurpose crash for higher volume settings.

  • Sounds