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Terry Silverlight

Gretsch Artist Since: 
Band or Affiliations: 
Terry Silverlight Band, Billy Ocean, Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, Will Lee, Paul Shaffer, Barry Miles
Current Kit Setup: 

Bass Drums: 18 x 22, 16 x 18. Rack Toms: 8 x 10, 9 x 12.
Floor Toms: 11 x 14. 13 x 16


Barry Miles. The Beatles. Miles Davis's quintet in the '60s with Tony Williams. Laura Nyro. Max Roach. Airto, Billy Cobham, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Beethoven, Mahler, Ravi Shankar.

We asked...Why Gretsch?: 

"My earliest exposure to drums includes listening and admiring drummers who played Gretsch.  My Gretsch drums have added so much richness, life, and musicality to my own projects as a musician. For me, Gretsch has the magical sound, feel and vibe that makes me want to play drums and create music.”

Advice to Aspiring Musicians: 

"Pursuing a livelihood in music can be difficult, but very possible. It comes down to the level of commitment, love, desire, talent and willingness to invest on a daily and lifelong basis. If these attributes interest and apply to you, you stand a chance of participating in the exciting/inspirational ever-changing, ever-growing music community."