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Ric Eastman

PERFORMS WITH: Zydecats



About the Artist

Australian Session Drummer Ric Eastman can be heard on recordings by guitar legends Hank Marvin, Dave Hole, John Meyer and dual Grammy Award winning Pedal Steelist Lucky Oceans.

As a freelance player, Ric has performed with artists such as Thelma Houston, Lee Konitz, Ernie Watts and the Jazz Australia Big Band featuring Jeff and John Clayton. Ric has been a featured performer at Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend, columnist for DrumScene Magazine, and has performed clinics in Australia and the Phillipines. Teaches at The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Influences

Kevin Gilbert, Pat Metheny, Vince Mendoza, Bruce Hornsby, Yellowjackets, Little Feat, Jonatha Brooke, Miles, John Scofield, Jimmy Webb, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Porcaro, Peter Erskine, Steve Jordan, Bill Stewart, Zach Danziger (esp w/Wayne Krantz), John Beasley, Jeff Beal, James Horner, Mike Eastman (brother).

Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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Gold Series Snares

Gold Series drums use high-grade materials consisting of boutique-level craftsmanship and appointments.

The New Gold Series snares are designed for the discerning player that is looking to add a new, unique sound to their drum kit. View the entire Gold Series listing to learn more.

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