Toss Panos

Robi Draco Rosa

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Paiste Artist Since
February 2002

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Robi Draco Rosa
L.A. Studios
Robben Ford

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Biography

Born in Athens, Greece on February 14, 1964. Moved to US in 1966 and started playing drums at age 6, playing along to R&B, pop, funk and Greek records. First “pro” gigs acquired playing in Ethnic night clubs at age 10. Club gigs soon followed performing in various country, rock and pop groups, as well as joining an original band that owned their own state of the art recording studio. Education: By age 19, living in LA to study formally with Joe Porcaro and Ralph Humphrey. Was offered and subsequently accepted a part time teaching gig at Musicians Institute (MI) in LA from 1987-1995, while also starting a recording and touring career that’s still going strong today. Recordings & Performances: Steve Lukather, Draco Rosa (7 albums, 1 grammy), John Scofield, Robben Ford (5 records), Michael McDonald, Larry Carlton, Mike Landau (4 records), Kevin Gilbert, Sheryl Crow in Toy Matinee (1 live record, 1 studio), Faith Hill, Jude Cole, Dweezil Zappa, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Cornell, Mike Keneally (5 records), Lyle Workman, Andy Summers, Steve Vai, Oz Noy, Paul Rodgers, Chely Wright, Beck, Keith Emerson, Skunk Baxter, Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Jason Scheff, Hans Zimmer, Chris Beck, Orchestra Lunatica, Shogun Warrior, Nerve Bundle, Clay Aikin, Stephen Stills, Ruben Blades, Jose Feliciano, Juan Luis Guerra, Solomon Burke, Arnold McCuller, Karizma, Cliff Richard, Peter Himmelman, Mark Isham, Eric Burden, L Shankar, Marc Bonilla, Harry Shearer, CJ Vanston, Mahlis Panos Project, Jeff Babko...and many more. Movie Soundtracks: Man of Steel; Superman Meets Batman; Burt Wonderstone; Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Geostorm; On Any Sunday; The Country Bears; Made; You Promised: Blue Streak; Dog Park; Quiet Days; The Big Easy; Two Days in the Valley; The Cellist; Underworld; PCU; Last Light; Reckless Kelly; Angel 4 Undercover; Family Tree Late Night TV: House drummer for Dennis Miller Show (part time), Jimmy Kimmel Live (sub), Roseanne Barr Show TV Music/Commercials: I HOP, LA Times, Two Stupid Dogs, Backwebb, Playstation

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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: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

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    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, trashy, papery, low. Wide range, complex and moody mix. Soft and buttery feel with a very wobbly and vibrant response. Fairly defined stick sound over a dark and cloudy wash. Perfectly suited for quieter musical settings such as blues, jazz and acoustic styles. Very user-friendly for percussive use and classical mallet application.

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    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

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