New Blood: Ryan Gio

ryan gio

Age 27
Equipment DW drums, Supernaturals cymbals, Duratech 2B and Durawood 2B sticks, DW 9000 double pedal, Electro-Voice mikes, and Gator cases.

If you’re hesitant to put your musical eggs in one basket, then get more baskets – that’s the strategy of freelance drummer Ryan Gio. Whether it’s rockers LA Velvet, metal band Edge Of Paradise, pop-punkers Weekend Lights, or indie band Sex In Public, Gio’s powerful chops-filled playing is driving each of these acts. For a different angle, youtube “First Take Drum Solo Improv” to see both syncopated and funky linear beats or the way he spices up a cover of Nickelback’s “Animals.” High school drumline in his native Phoenix helped make the rudiments a permanent part of his muscle memory. After earning a business degree at Arizona State, he settled in L.A. where he farms out his talents to the above named bands, including the super-catchy Stereo Scenario, which shows real commercial promise. In the meantime, the multitasker will sub on tours, do sessions, or whatever it takes to survive on drumming alone.

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