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    Gil Sharone

    Los Angeles native, Gil Sharone, is highly regarded as one of the most versatile session and touring drummers in the world, who is known for his creativity, authenticity and strong pocket. He is a multiple-time industry award winner as a drummer, but will often wear other hats as a co-writer, producer, and an educator/clinician.

    Gil came to notoriety in the rock world as a former member of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer, Marilyn Manson, Stolen Babies, Team Sleep and Jerry Cantrell. However, he is widely known as an expert in other genres. Reggae, ska and rocksteady were part of his earliest influences along with jazz, funk, hip hop and fusion.

    Gil has established himself in the Jamaican drumming world, authoring an award winning DVD and book entitled Wicked Beats out on Hudson Music. Gil has played with reggae and ska legends Eek-A-Mouse, HR of Bad Brains, Dave Wakeling of The English Beat, Slightly Stoopid, Morgan Heritage, Long Dub All Stars and his current reggae/dub outfit, Gil, Migs and Rog.

    Gil is also an active member of the instrumental group, Anti Quant with Todd Wilkinson of Team Sleep and also the genre bending music collective, Saudade, where you can hear his jazz fusion collaborations with jazz greats John Medeski, David Torn, Robert Thomas Jr., Dr. Know and Chuck Doom.

    Gil’s work further extends into the film/television world, working with composers Tyler Bates, Bear McCreary, David Sardy, Timothy Williams and Paul Haslinger. His work can be heard in Deadpool 2, Guardians of The Galaxy 2, all three John Wick movies, The Punisher (Netflix), Kingdom and Stumptown. He has also contributed both as a player and co-writer with Tyler Bates and Michael Elizondo on the DC Comics: Dark Nights Metal Soundtrack, and his most recent work can be heard in the upcoming Netflix series, “Agent Elvis” and John Wick 4 in March of 2023.


    Gil Sharone
    Jerry Cantrell
    Recorded Original Song “A Job To Do” for John Wick 2
    Zak Starkey
    Recorded/Performed with Zak's Band SSHH
    Tyler Bates
    Live Drummer at Movie Score Malaga (2017)
    David Hasselhoff
    Recorded on Single "Heroes" (2018)
    Laura Marano
    Recorded Single "So Unlike Me"
    Live Drummer (1999)
    Bad Brains Feat. Angelo Moore
    Recorded on the Track "Ragga Dub" (Perro Bravo Remix)
    H.R. (from Bad Brains)
    Touring Drummer (Sep. 2001)
    Dave Wakeling (English Beat/General Public)
    Live Drummer (2000-2003)
    Live Drummer (2004)
    Fill in Touring Drummer for Travis Barker (2006)
    X-Factor TV Show
    Recorded Various Song Performances (2012)
    Joey Altruda (Ska/Reggae Allstars)
    Live Drummer
    Recorded all drums on the album "Atavist" (2011)
    Recorded all drums on the EP "Eyes On Fire" (2009)
    Blackbird McKnight (Funkadelic)
    Live Drummer (2001)


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    Late Night With Seth Myers
    Guest Drummer — April 2018
    Voted #4 Best Metal Drummer
    Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017
    Musicians Friend Featured Artist
    February 2016 Issue
    Top 10 Best International Rock Drummer
    Music Radar/Rhythm Magazine Polls 2016
    Best Clinician Runner Up
    Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2014
    Voted #2 Best Alternative Drummer
    Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2013
    DW Drums 40th Anniversary Clinic Tour '12
    Modern Drummer Special Reggae Edition
    Co-edited & Featured In August 2012
    Tam Tam Drum Fest ’12
    PASIC ’06 & ’11
    Drummer Reality Camp ’10 & ’11
    Modern Drummer Festival 2010
    Voted #2 Up & Coming Drummer
    Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2008
    Voted #5 Punk Drummer
    Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2008
    Drummies Award - 'Wicked Beats'
    DRUM Magazine Drumming DVD of the Year 2011
    Cape Breton Int’l Drum Fest ’05

    Highly regarded as one of the most versatile session and touring drummers in the world, Gil Sharone is known for his creativity, authenticity & strong pocket. Check out this video gallery to get a glimpse of Gil's dynamic talent.

    // WICKED BEATS //

    Gil Sharone’s 'Wicked Beats' is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming styles of  Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. Gil takes you on a musical journey through these styles and explores some of the earlier styles that helped shape them including African Nyabingi and Burru drumming.

    Gil Sharone

    Gil introduces and demonstrates classic “riddims” that are essential for achieving an authentic sound. With instructional breakdowns, stellar performances, detailed eBook and in-depth commentary, you will be able to fully grasp what these highly influential styles have to offer and apply them to your own playing!

    Develop Discipline and Endurance • Enhance Your Feel and Touch • Strengthen Your Inner Clock & Precision • Build Coordination and Dynamic Control • Develop a Solid, More Confident Sound • Improve Versatility

    Reggae Historian Roger Steffens • Jamaican Drumming Pioneer Lloyd Knibb (The Skatalites) • Reggae Drumming Legend Carlton “Santa” DavisAdrian Young (No Doubt)

    Over 11 Performances • Classic Beats and Variations of Each Style • Segment on Achieving the Right Sound • Detailed eBook with Transcriptions

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