Matt Hankle

Independent

Matt Hankle

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2009

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

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„With Paiste, I love that I can get any sound combination of crispy, crunchy, chunky, pristine, laser-like highs with a variety of warm wash’s underneath…and they give back as much as you put into them! Paiste cymbals compliment a fat drum sound, sitting perfectly over top the whole drum mix. Across the board, I’ve never used cymbals as remarkably crafted, consistent, microphone friendly, and just pure ear-candy-like from any other company. So many of my heroes played Paiste and I’m proud to elevate my drum sound with that same perfect icing of Paiste Cymbals.“

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Biography

Matt grew up in a musical family in Teaneck, NJ, surrounded by professional musicians. Real life music lessons from attending his parents gigs, private lessons from extraordinary local NYC freelancers, combined with constant heavy doses of MTV, the radio and his fathers select record collection, kept Matt immersed in a wide variety of styles he embraced and grew to function in fluidly and naturally. In the mid/late 90’s, Matt toured the US and Mexico with Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus, toured Europe with different World/Jazz artists and attended the University of Miami where he performed with their esteemed Concert Jazz Band. In the 2000’s while living in Brooklyn, NY, Matt played for several Broadway Musicals(NYC) including Chicago, Mamma Mia, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Rock of Ages. He toured/recorded with guitarist Kaki King (2006-2010), backed several legendary Singer/Comedy acts at The Theatre at Westbury(Long Island) and started a long performing relationship with the Blue Man Group(2003). Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2013, Matt has toured/gigged/recorded with Soul Asylum, Vonda Sheppard, Tom Morello, Jonny Polonsky, Knee High Fox, John Fogerty and a variety of other bands/artists. He performed a limited run of Mamma Mia at The Hollywood Bowl(2017) and has recorded for several motion pictures. Most recently Matt completed a 1 year tour of Europe & Asia with the Blue Man Group WORLD TOUR. In addition he has recorded with his own bands and has released or is currently releasing new Rock n’ Roll music from Vagabond Society and new Fusion music from Audio Collision.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

  • Sounds