Lloyd Hanney

God Is An Astronaut

Lloyd Hanney

<

About

Paiste Artist Since
June 2004

Nationality
Ireland

Main Affiliation
God Is An Astronaut

Follow Artist

„From the washy crashes to the silvery rides, I love the noises my Paistes make!“

Setup

Videos & Pics

LHDrum6.jpg
LHDrum4.jpg
Untitled-2.jpg
Lloyd Hanney Drum Cam - God Is An Astronaut
video
LHDrum6.jpg
LHDrum4.jpg
Untitled-2.jpg

Biography

Lloyd Hanney is an Irish Drummer and a member of the post rock band God is an Astronaut. He joined them at the end of 2003 and has recorded 9 albums with them to date. Lloyd started playing drums at the age of 9 years old, growing up in a musical family, he was influenced by his Dad Chris who played guitar with Irish rock band Time Machine, and his Mums cousin, Robbie Brennan who played drums with Irish greats Phil Lynott and Paul Brady. Lloyd studied with Irish Jazz drumming great Johnny Wadham for six years learning drumming styles from Steve Gadd, Buddy Rich, Harvey Mason and also from John himself. Lloyd’s first band was an 80’s Irish metal band called Skyline who won a national battle of the bands. After playing with various bands in his High School years, Lloyd joined Irish Blues outfit Jenkins Ear in 1990.They released a single called Too Late, it got lots of national radio play and landed them a support slot with the Legendary UK blues band Doctor Feel Good. During the 90’s & 00’s Lloyd played & recorded with various artists such as the Irish electronic duo Ufeari, The Diggers!, Whipping Boy's front man Ferghal McKee on his solo project and single What you Wanna Start, and recently in 2017 for Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos solo project, Tuesday the Sky Album Drift.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    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.”

  • Sounds