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