Richard Gartland

Bang Bang Romeo

Richard Gartland

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2019

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Bang Bang Romeo

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„Using Paiste cymbals has changed the way I play permanently. Every cymbal I’ve ever hit sings, and with Paiste the musical possibilities are endless. The most versatile and beautiful cymbals I’ve ever played and I’ve always been a fan. I remember hiding a pair of 2002 Heavy hats in a back cupboard at school so that they wouldn’t get damaged. I treasured them. To be playing Paiste now as a professional is a privilege.“

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Biography

Rich Gartland has been nurturing his obsession with drums since before he could remember. From biscuit tins and pots and pans to sneaking into the drum practice rooms after school, he always found a way to practice. Rich studied Popular Music at Leeds College of Music conservatoire before going on to graduate from Huddersfield University studying Music Technology & Popular Music absorbing as many different music styles as possible along the way. Pit bands, to Marching Bands, Experimental Electronic Music to Jazz. His passion lies in Rock and Neo Funk/Soul, but his dedication to the art of drumming is much larger and is always looking at new ways to improve and develop. His current musical venture is with Rock/Soul four piece Bang Bang Romeo, which has seen him perform tours all around the UK/Europe as well as support slots for Sting at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, and a full UK/Europe Stadium support tour with P!NK including two nights at Wembley Stadium. His love of drumming and development is what he prides beyond anything else, live music is his passion. He’s a drummer that thrives from being in a band, from making people dance and there’ll be plenty of time for that in tours/festivals booked for 2021.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly bright, rich, open, warm. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Even, controllable feel with quick response. Crisp, clear stick sound over a rich, warm wash. All-purpose ride cymbal suitable for a broad range of musical styles. Developed in co-operation with session great Ndugu Chancler.

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