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Thunder

Harry James

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 1986

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Thunder

Other Affiliations
Cregan & Co
Magnum

Website
www.harryjames.info

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„I’ve been playing Paiste cymbals all my life. Simply the best cymbals you or I could ever wish to play. No other brand or make comes close to sounding as great as Paiste cymbals. My Signature Series set up has become an integral and irreplaceable part of my kit and sound.“

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Videos & Pics

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Biography

Best known for his work with Thunder, Harry James is one of the best-loved drummers on the rock circuit. Heavily influenced by his late father and the likes of Ian Paice, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Phil Rudd, Billy Cobham and Cozy Powell, Harry started playing drums at the age of eight and has been a gigging player since his early teens. Alongside Thunder, Harry has toured and recorded extensively with Magnum and worked with many other acts including Snakecharmer, Bad Influence, Shadowman, The Ian Gillan Band, Rod Stewart, Graham Bonnet, Don Airey, Mick Ralphs and Paul Young. Backed by Pearl, Paiste, Pro-Mark and Protection Racket, Harry is renowned for his distinctive and powerful playing style, his love of live performance and rapport with the audience. And his undying love and support of Crystal Palace FC! You can currently find Harry out on the road touring with Thunder and Cregan & Co.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Very bright, clear, forceful, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Fairly heavy feel. Powerful, bright open sound, full, penetrating chick sound. Controllable, pungent hi-hat for precise playing in loud to very loud situations.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, trashy. Wide range with complex frequencies. Well suited for stronger china ride playing and big, exotic crashes.

  • Sounds