Leon Cave

Status Quo

Leon Cave

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2013

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Status Quo

Other Affiliations
The Middlenight Men
Kid Zero
Nova Neon

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„Paiste cymbals give me everything I need as a drummer, whether its rocking out live with Status Quo at full power or recording light Pop grooves in the studio. The cymbals always deliver in every situation.“

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Biography

Leon Cave is multi-Instrumentalist from Cheshire UK who has been playing drums since the age of 5. Leon has played with many artists over the years but got his big break when he recorded and toured with Francis Rossi of Status Quo in 2009. Leon was later invited to join Status Quo in 2013 where his relationship with Paiste Cymbals also started. He has toured extensively all over the world with Quo ever since. Leon also records with many other artists including Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Between the Earth and the Sky’ released in 2019 and the upcoming album ‘Issue One’ by The Middlenight Men due in 2021.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, fully, silvery, sizzling. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Quick response, somewhat soft feel. Great cutting splash with a rich sound for all purpose stage or studio applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Explosive response, rather soft feel. Dynamic china for exotic colouring in a wide musical range.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Hissing, roaring, metallic, shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. A strong, piercing, crash paired with a growling decay. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.

  • Sounds