Michael Stephen Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) American drummer primarily known as the former drummer and backing vocalist for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He has co-produced the last six Dream Theater albums with John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy has been writing a substantial amount of Dream Theater's lyrics, filling the void left by Kevin Moore, who left the band after the release of Awake.
Leon Parker (born August 21, 1965 in White Plains, New York) is a jazz drummer. He studied drums from age 11 and had classical training in his teens. He went on to study jazz under the tutelage of Barry Harris. His recording debut would be with Harvie S, His wife Lisa is a flautist and he had worked with her musically. He often plays "pared down" drum kits, sometimes consisting entirely of only one cymbal.
Honest Ruse is a two piece Electronica / Drum & Bass / DubStep band based in Oxfordshire. It's members are both 15 and are Tim Davies (drums), and George Burrage (electronics and vocals).
Our main influences are Radiohead, Enter Shikari, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Your Demise, letlive, Muse, Netsky, NERO, and Nirvana.
Honest Ruse released their first EP The Storm on 25th August 2011 and are currently working on writing new material and playing shows as much as possible.
Born April 30, 1981 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S. The man behind the 'Bon Iver' moniker. Vernon played in "DeYarmond Edison" which included the three current members of Megafaun. Vernon has released two solo albums, "Self-Record" and "Hazeltons". Vernon parted ways with DeYarmond Edison and is currently operating under his Bon Iver project name. His side projects include Volcano Choir, Gayngs, Eau Claire Memorial Jazz I and Anais Mitchell.
Jim Black has been playing drums for twenty-eight years. Born in 1967, he grew up in Seattle, WA, playing music ranging from garage rock to big band swing. In 1985 he went to Boston, MA to attend the Berklee College of Music. During this time he recorded numerous albums, performed in Europe and taught summer classes at Berklee. In 1991 he moved to Brooklyn, NY, and has since become one of the most in demand drummers in the jazz/new music scene today.
There are at least three artists that go by the name Ornaments: 1) A collective of musicians from Bowling Green, Ohio. Their self-titled EP of original Christmas songs was released as a digital download on December 19, 2009. 2) A three-piece indie-rock outfit from Ottawa, Canada. The members are: David (guitar and vocals), Casey (bass, vocals, keys), and Kevin (drums, percussion, vocals). They formed in the spring of 2009. Their first EP is due to be released sometime in late 2009. 3) An instrumental quartet from Italy, described as such on their MySpace page:
“Chris Dave is probably the most dangerous drummer alive. He is totally reinventing just what you can do with drums.” – ?uestlove Chris Dave has been around the world and back playing for and recording with some of music’s most established and iconic artists including: Adele, Maxwell, D’Angelo, Beyoncé , Kenny Garrett, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Donald Brown, MF Doom, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Me’shell N’Degeocello, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Sonny Rollins...
Alex Gaudino begins his adventure in 1993 in the music business at the famous Flying Records and UMM;
In 1998 with the support of Giacomo Maiolini, owner of Time Records, Alex founds Rise Records, which soon becomes one of the most respected European labels, signing hit records like The Tamperer and Black Legend (Alex is the only Italian A&R who had two # 1 in the UK sales chart ) and the super -hit of Robbie Rivera “Bang”, which allowed him in 2000 to get the nomination as best European A&R at the European Music Awards in London.