Ryan Bennett

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP EYE EMPIRE      

Biography

BORN IN:
Richmond, VA in 1990

LIVES IN:
Richmond, VA

DRUMMING SINCE:
2000

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
Eye Empire

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Morgan Rose, Josh Freese, Ray Luzier, and of course John Bonham

FAVOURITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Moment", Eye Empire (2012)

FAVOURITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Home", Sevendust

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
The first time that I played in South America on the main stage at a festival in Sao Paulo I watched the sunrise over 60,000 people from behind the kit. We went on stage at 6:00am. I just remember watching this girl the entire set. She was hanging 200+ feet over the crowd from a crane doing gymnastics...quite possibly the most insane crowd I've ever played for.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
19" AAX X-Plosion Crash

Photo Credit: mintypics.com

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