RYAN BROWN

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA      

Biography

ARTIST NAME:
Ryan Brown

BORN IN (city):
Denver, CO

LIVES IN (city):
Los Angeles

DRUMMING SINCE (year):
1987

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
Zappa Plays Zappa and Black Belt Karate

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Terry Bozzio, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Peart, Will Calhoun, Dennis Chambers, Dave Mattacks

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
Black Belt Karate "Volume 1," Madras "Up From The Ground" and Suzie McNeil "Rock-n-Roller"

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN'T PLAY ON:
XTC "Nonsuch," "English Settlement" and "Skylarking," Genesis "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway," King Crimson "Thrak," and The Tubes "The Completion Backward Principle"

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Receiving my first gold record (for Bo Bice's "The Real Thing") and playing with Zappa Plays Zappa at the Beacon Theater in NYC

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
18" HHX Stage Crash

ARON MELLERGARDH

Dirty Loops

Tyler Stewart

Barenaked Ladies

Ismael Cancel

Calle 13

Dean Giles

Louie Ortega, Kenny Lee Lewis, The Cinders Blues Band

David Garibaldi

Tower Of Power