UK-BASED ROCK DRUMMER

• Extensive touring experience in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, Japan, Canada

• Sessions for the BBC, ITV, MTV

• Available for recording and touring

BIOGRAPHY

Vinnie is a London-based rock drummer with years of live and studio experience. During his career, he has toured the UK, Europe, South America, North America and Japan and has done session work, collaborated and/or recorded with the following: Lexus Car Commercial, BBC, ITV, Y&T, The 69Eyes, Ben Christo (The Sisters of Mercy), Steven Rothery (Marillion) Gypsy Pistoleros and many more. 

He currently plays for Pendragon, Industrial Rock Musician Raymond Watts (PIG, KMFDM) and many others. With Pendragon, he has recorded 3 albums, a live DVD, played in major festivals in Europe and the U.S. with bands like Dream Theater, Scorpions, Marillion, Steve Hackett, Saxon, Blue Oyster Cult and many more. Whilst playing with PIG, they embarked on a month long U.S. tour supporting Killing Joke and a UK tour with 3Teeth.

Vinnie is available for recording, touring and general depping. Aside from playing with Pendragon, he is also currently working on different projects for several bands and will be recording and playing shows with them in the coming months.

Check out his reviews and testimonials from musicians, bands, publications and websites. He is very professional, dedicated and easy to work with.

If you would like to get in touch and discuss live shows, touring, drum recording and any kinds music work, please email: jvvtheater@yahoo.com

His drum studio is located in Camden, London where he does most of his recordings for different clients. The studio is equipped with Tama Drums, Sabian Cymbals, assorted snare drums, Audix mics, all set up and ready to record anytime.

To find out the latest news and upcoming gigs, just click on NEWS / TOUR.

Vinnie officially endorses Tama Drums and Hardware, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumhead, 1964 Ears/64 Audio, Audix Microphones, Protection Racket Cases and Drumtacs.

-"Impressive chops and really tight, great groove!"
- Rhythm Magazine / Music Radar

"A refreshing take on groove drumming
- very cool"

- Sick Drummer Magazine

"Vinnie Velazco has all the attributes to succeed and stamp a name for himself in the global drum community. He's original, grounded and always pushes himself. One to watch for sure..."
- Craig Blundell, Drummer for Steven Wilson, Pendragon, International Drum Clinician, Ambassador for British Drumming

"From the moment Vinnie hit the first drums I knew it was going to work. I don't think I've ever worked with a drummer who knew the music so well straight away and added so much energy, technique and panache to the songs right from the start. He's got a great attitude and good sense of humour, all round you simply couldn't ask for more!'
- Nick Barrett, Pendragon

“Vinnie’s drumming with PIG has always been on point and absolutely immaculate ... but almost more importantly on a long and particularly gruelling US tour he was always upbeat, great company and never flagged in his commitment to making the best of everything that was put in front of us, however challenging.”
- Raymond Watts, PIG, KMFDM

"Awesome playing!" (drum remix of Ray of Light and Graystone Gateway singles)
- Kiko Loureiro, Megadeth, Angra

"Vinnie is the ideal drummer for any project-incredibly talented, passionate, creative, driven, dedicated and great fun to work with."
- Ben Christo, The Sisters of Mercy

"The sound that this excellent musician get is truly incredible if you get a chance check him out"
- Mike Dolbear

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