Kenny Soule

Independent

Kenny Soule

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About

Paiste Artist Since
June 1997

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

Website
www.kennysoule.com

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„Been playing Paiste since back in the day, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!“

Setup

Kenny Soule

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
19" 2002 Crash
20" 2002 Ride

Kenny Soule

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" Signature Traditionals Medium Light Hi-Hat
20" Signature Traditionals Medium Heavy Ride (discontinued)

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Over a four-decade career as a professional drummer, Kenny Soule has worked with scores of artists across multiple genres, recorded six albums for major labels, toured across the U.S. Europe, Scandinavia and Japan, and played for crowds up to 60,000. Through it all, he’s built a reputation for his total musicianship – with an ear for harmonies, a knack for arrangements and an ability to serve the vision of the artist. Kenny achieved national success with classic rockers Nantucket (Epic / Sony), rocked the Southeast with power trio PKM, and won an international audience with R&B / funk purveyors DAG (Columbia / Sony). His career has more recently encompassed Americana / country, soul, blues / rock, jazz / fusion and even Bollywood / punk. Beyond his seat at the drums, Kenny contributes background vocals in his tenor range. In addition to active gigging, he also tracks and mixes with a range of artists from his basement studio in Queens, New York City, where he resides.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 21"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dry, rich, silky, strong. Medium range, fairly complex mix. Very controllable and fairly dry feel. Silvery ping over rather short sustained and dusty wash. Ideally suited for articulated and precise playing in most musical styles such as R&B, Funk, Pop and Country.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, dry, woody. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Full, warm, open sound. Loose, soggy chick sound. Perfectly suited for traditional swing patterns, but also well usable for other acoustic styles like Blues, Country, Soul or Gospel.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

  • Sounds