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Drew Brunetti

PERFORMS WITH: Wild Child


About the Artist

Drew Brunetti began playing the drums when his parents bought him his first kit (a Gretsch Catalina Series) at the age of 13. After honing his skills in Houston clubs playing for numerous bands during his high school years, Drew studied music business at Loyola University in New Orleans.

Upon graduating, Drew moved to Austin to break into the live music mecca's thriving scene. Drew recorded an EP with Sugar Skull (a project he co-founded), played drums with The Canvas Waiting, toured in France, and became a hired gun for bands playing up and down Austin's storied 6th street. Drew joined the folk-rock band The Dalles in 2011. With The Dalles, Drew released an EP called My Own Private White House, shot a music video inside Austin's state capitol building (a first in Austin, and the performance has inspired an ongoing singer-songwriter concert series), and had music featured on FX's Sons Of Anarchy.

After The Dalles, Drew began playing drums for Walker Lukens & the Sidearms, a critically acclaimed Austin-based act, and recorded an EP with his other band, Big Wonder. Impressed with Drew's talent, Austin's top indie band, Wild Child, asked him to join. Drew now performs and records with Wild Child (who recently released their album The Runaround through The Noise Company, Ben Kweller's Warner Music-distributed label) and tours the country playing infectious folk-pop.

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Gretsch was the first drum set that I have ever owned and I have been playing on the Catalina Series for 13 years now. There is no better-made drum set around.

Recordings you've played on

The Dalles, My Own Private White House; Sugar Skull, Sugar Skull; Walker Lukens & The Side Arms, Tour EP; Big Wonder, Big Wonder EP

Influences

Mike Marsh, Billy Cobham, JoJo Mayer, Jon Theadore, Joe Morello

Advice

Practice, practice, practice! If you really love playing then practice is not a chore but a labor of love. Practicing only makes you better as an overall musician. Also make time to play with others and tackle as many genres or styles as possible.

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