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Rona Rougeheart


About the Artist

Rona is a rock drummer at heart. Her current projects span the roots of rock n' roll, funk and electronic music. Her playing style is hard hitting with great driving beats and danceable grooves.

Rona has been surrounded by music all her life. She was heavily influenced by The Beatles at an early age. Her father was a musician and taught her to play keys. One of the very first songs she learned to play on keys was "Let It Be". From there, he began to teach her guitar chords and introduced her to the idea of drumming. It wasn't until one day when she went to see the band, Chicago in concert that she would discover her love for drums. The drummer at the time was Tris Imboden. She immediately became and fan and decided to take up the drums.

Rona has performed and recorded with bands such as Glyscian and Dead Love Club, her musical influences stem from bands such as Depeche Mode, The Killers, The Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and so many more. Some of her favorite drummers are Tris Imboden, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Deen Castronovo, Terry Bozzio, and many others.

She is currently an independent drummer residing in Austin, TX, pursuing several new projects.



We asked... Why Gretsch?

Gretsch is a classic brand with incredible craftsmanship and perfected sound.

Influences

Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Tris Imboden, Deen Castronovo, Terry Bozzio, Rick Allen. There are too many others to name, but those guys specifically have inspired me both musically and personally to be a drummer. They give me constant support and motivation to continue exploring the art of drumming. I am forever grateful for their presence in my life.

Advice

Never stop creating or playing music no matter what obstacles you encounter. Nothing can take that away from you.

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