Roland Greco: New Blood
By Waldo The Squid Published November 10, 2009
If you thought the only thing going on in Scranton, PA were the shenanigans at Dunder Mifflin, you need to peep Roland Greco. His solo CD has a sci-fi soundtrack vibe, all instruments dubbed using GarageBand and played by Greco himself. Particularly cool is the bongo solo he lays over a full-kit workout, whose signatures are pointless to nail down because he’s changing them so often and breaking them up with tight, fast, even fills. Four-and-a-half years of drumming experience under his belt and already a teacher at the local music store, Greco plays in three different bands, which allow him to cover everything from jazz to hard-rock styles. Greco was compelled to put out his own instrumental drum album because he is “bored with normal music for the most part.” Eighteen is a bit young to be so jaded, but we like this guy. The new-wave font on his T is dope too.