Paiste Artist Since
Cymbals listed from left to right
6" Signature Splash
8" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
14" Masters Dark Hi-Hat
17" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
18" Signature Dark Energy Crash Mark I
20" Signature Thin China with rivets
22" Masters Dark Crisp Ride
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My mission is to provide tasteful drumming with excellence. I orchestrate songs with sensitivity to serve the singer. Through the art of listening, I create space as a canvas for melodies to grow and add Paiste cymbals as splashes of color and rich shades of hue. Simplicity and timekeeping are foundations to build rhythms with groove, feeling and passion. As a master drum tuner I shape sounds, creating unique sonic expressions. Tone and timbre are in the touch. I embrace a modern style while studying the history of rhythm to present a context and inform how we got here. Being Vintage-Future minded makes for a well-rounded musician pushing me outside my comfort zone to create a new, fresh sound. "As an artist, I’ve been recording, producing and composing new original songs with my writing partner Lynn LiVigni who has also toured nationally and internationally. As a duo act, we will be releasing our singles “For America” & “Sometimes You Just Need A Good Country Song” globally in 2021. We have also been producing other artists and helping them release their music. I’ve been extremely fortunate to be working with Grammy winning mixing engineer Bob Horn and mastering engineer Ari Blitz on my projects. I have been GIVING BACK by mentoring aspiring artists encouraging them to pursue their musical dreams through teaching and mentoring. It is my ultimate goal to keep the fire of music alive in every way that I can and being an artist in the Paiste family for over two decades has given me the instruments to perfect my signature sound that inspires everyone who hears me play. I always highly recommend Paiste cymbals for recording and live drumming as the clarity, consistency and work of art of each cymbal is unparalleled".
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
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.
Sizes: 10", 8"
Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, crisp, warm, rich, open. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive feel, quick attack. A nice and crispy stick sound supported by a strong, open and dark shimmering wash. Perfect control. Well suited for all styles of music that require great dynamics and full-bodied ride sound.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.