Joshua Reynolds

Charming Liars

Joshua Reynolds

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Paiste Artist Since
August 2019

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Charming Liars
Dynamo
Mike Hicks

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Biography

A native of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Joshua Reynolds began playing drums in church at the age of three alongside his father, a gospel organist. Reynolds attended Roosevelt School of The Arts during middle school where he learned to read music and was introduced to a new style of music, jazz. Throughout the high school years, Reynolds attended Columbia High School in Columbia, Mississippi where he was a member of both the jazz and marching bands. Reynolds went on to study Music Education and Vocal Performance at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi for two years. Reynolds represented the state of Mississippi in the Guitar Center Drum-Off for three consecutive years beginning in 2013 by advancing to the regional finals in Nashville, Tennessee walking away as the second place winner overall each year. In 2012 Reynolds had the opportunity to participate in the BET Blaze the Stage competition with XpliZit (Party Rock Band); a band in which he founded while studying music in 2009. During the year 2010, Reynolds traveled several tour dates with National Gospel recording artist Kurt Carr. This experience exposed him to several opportunities to work with National Recording artists including Jonathan Nelson, Ashford Sanders, JJ Hairston, LeAndria Johnson, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and many others. Currently, Reynolds lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is a studio session recording and live performance drummer. Since moving to Nashville in 2017, Reynolds has had the opportunity to tour and work with artists such as Louis York (writers & producers for artists such as Rihana, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, India Arie and many others); and Noah Kahan (Republic Records). He has also worked with Grammy Award-winning artist Vasti Jackson. Presently Reynolds is the drummer for Morgan Myles (Nashville’s uprising Country Powerhouse), Michael B. Hicks (Rascal Flatts pianist) and Dynamo (jazz fusion band). He is an artist in the trio hip-hop/rock n roll band Stay Green (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), as well as jazz fusion band Friends, Fly South (Hattiesburg, Mississippi). He's now actively touring heavily with alternative rock band The Charming Liars. Through his diversified style of play Reynolds energy, passion, and love of music shine through each time he hits the stage.

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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", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Aggressive, bright, energetic, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Responsive feel, explosive attack. Powerful, cutting effect cymbal for exotic accents. A good cymbal for noisy crash riding at higher volume levels.

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    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, airy, snarling, silvery. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a very responsive, explosive splash sound. Low tuned effect cymbal for lively accents in moderate volume. Well suited for hand-playing. Vinnie Colaiuta explains: “They are sweet, they are these kind of punctuation marks in the background.”

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    Sizes: 12"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium wide range, complex mix. Quick response with short decay. Soft feel. Fast, explosive cymbal with dirty fizz for short, quick accents. Also well suited as exotic effect cymbal in larger setups.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

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