Jimmy Pallagrosi

ZIO

Jimmy Pallagrosi

About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2008

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
ZIO

Other Affiliation
Karnataka

Website
www.jimmypallagrosi.com

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Setup

Jimmy Pallagrosi

Cymbals listed from left to right

10" PST X Swiss Splash
18" 900 Series China
15" Giant Beat Hi-Hat
17" Twenty Crash (discontinued)
20" 2002 Extreme Crash
8" Twenty Splash (discontinued)
14" 900 Series China
22" 2002 Big Beat «Multifunction»
14" Twenty Hi-Hat (discontinued)
19" Twenty Crash (discontinued)
18" Twenty China (discontinued)
19" 2002 Power Crash
9" PST X Pure Bell
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Jimmy was born into a musical family and alongside his Sisters and Cousins was learning the rudiments of music from the age of 5. At 9 he started learning the drums under his uncle's supervision and the family formed their own band playing one song "Still got the blues” by Gary Moore over and over! Jimmy is currently a member of UK based Progressive Rock Band Karnataka. In 2016 Karnataka won Best Album and Best Track of The Year for 'Secrets of Angels' at The Classic Rock Society Awards. The band are currently in the middle of their European 'End2End' Tour and have a live DVD filmed at O2 Islington coming out in 2017. (www.karnataka.org.uk) He has also toured and recorded with bands including; Franck Carducci, The Ravens, Yamin Alma and The Love MachinZ, Ebony Bones!, Twosixones, Smile Away, Teddycash, Ksiz, Dialect Music, Chahla, Glorious and many more. In 2015 Jimmy was the featured Drummer in the worldwide release of 'Guitar Hero Live' produced by Activision. Jimmy has produced 2 Solo DVDs (feat. Andre Ceccarelli and Dominique di Piazza) and also works as a Drum Demonstrator for Yamaha, Paiste and ProOrca for whom he has performed extensively in France, including major French Drum Festivals; Drums Addict, Bag Show and Stage TAMTAM. Jimmy has also toured with All Access – Yamaha’s official band. In 2017 Jimmy released his debut Solo album, 'ZIO'; all of the tracks will have an accompanying music video showcasing not only Jimmy but the array of talented guest musicians performing on this album. Shortly after the release of Z!O #Sessions Jimmy has launched his two official projects Z!O and The Hayley Griffiths Band. Both bands have headlined tours in the UK, Europe and South America. He produced the acclaimed concept album "Flower Torania" and HGB Live CD/DVD Album. Currently working on the next Z!O and HGB productions as well as running drum recording sessions for other bands/artists at his personal studio Posh and Rock.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, powerful. Medium wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Cutting, explosive attack. Strong, full, clear crash sound with even fade. An extremely powerful, sturdy cymbal for high volume playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly dark, energetic. Medium wide range, complex mix. Explosive, shattering crash. Exotic stick sound over a complex, trashy wash. Assertive china for exotic effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, breathy. Medium range, complex mix. Very explosive response with quick decay. Soft feel. A fast, light accent effect cymbal for many musical styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

  • 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.

  • Sounds