Gustavo Gonçalves

IRIS

Gustavo Gonçalves

About

Paiste Artist Since
April 2016

Nationality
Portugal

Main Affiliations
IRIS
Ricardo Sousa
Time Machine
Overload Trio

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„With Paiste Cymbals I can express all my musicality and creativity in a special way.“

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Biography

Gustavo Gonçalves was born Olhão, in 1992. He grew up and lived until he was 24 years old in Fuseta, a fishing village known for being one of the biggest cradles of musicians in Portugal. He started his drums studies when he was just 9 years old, with one of the biggest drummers names in Algarve, the great drummer and professor Humberto Graça (Beto), unfortunately already dead. He has had also private lessons with the renowed american drummer and professor Michael Lauren and has always counted with the experience and inspiration of Domingos Caetano in terms of musicality and its theoretical component. At the age of 15 he already played professionally in pubs and medium/large-sized events. Besides being the drummer for IRIS since 2010, an essential band on the Portuguese music scene, he has been developing and participating in several projects, namely in the bands Time Machine, Ricardo Sousa, Overload, Vitor Bacalhau, Daniel Kemish and Plasticine. In April 2016 he participated in the well-known European music festival Musikmesse (Germany) as a drummer for the band Phil X & The Drills, the band of the guitarist of Bon Jovi. He is a music teacher, regularly records as a session drummer in the Algarve and has co-productions on several projects. Since January 2020, he has been developing his original 1video1min project, whose dissemination base has been the social networks Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. He chose the drums as his musical instrument, but he also plays bass and guitar. Although being very young, Gustavo Gonçalves has considerable professional experience, playing regularly for audiences with thousands of people. His discipline, dedication, professionalism and self-determination are fundamental to the success he achieves in everything he does.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, full, warm, brilliant. Wide range, balanced, focused mix. Responsive feel. Bright, aggressive open sound. Sharp, cutting chick sound. Excellent for articulate playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

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