Kevin Katich  is a drummer, percussionist, sound engineer, foley artist, drum teacher (both freelance and at School of Rock West LA) and a drum tech based out of Los Angeles, CA.

     He has been playing since 1997 and has been fortunate enough to study the art of percussion under legends such as Mark Craney (Jethro Tull, Dweezil Zappa, Jean Luc-Ponty, Tower of Power), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby, Phil Lesh, Moonalice), Tony Pia (Edgar Winter, Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Doobie Brothers), and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Maynard Ferguson, James Taylor). In his career, Katich has appeared on stage with Gene Simmons, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Steven Stills, Reba Macintyre, Billy Steinberg, Stewart Copeland, and Gnarls Barkley. He has also written, recorded and performed with many Los Angeles based artists and bands including Edge Of Paradise, XDAO, Suns of Defiance, Stephanie Meyers, Brutal Force, Lettrice Lawrence, The Bruce Sanborn Band and Thunder City Shout.

      Katich has also performed in the following stage musicals as a drummer and percussionist: The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Children of Eden, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, L’Innocent, and is currently performing in the award winning production of The Devil and Billy Markham. He is currently the drummer/percussionist of LA-based bands Sawtelle, Molly Roth, Ellis Dee and is the musical director/producer of the production team, Ølaf Gamboa.

Style


    Kevin is versed in many styles of drumming. Whether playing jazz, pop, blues, reggae, r&b, rock or metal, he prioritizes feel and groove first, tone second, and technique/signature licks third. He is noted for his polyrhythmic, dynamic, textural and explosive approach to the instrument. In addition to drumset, he is experienced in a multitude of instruments including but not limited to tabla, darbuka, djembe, congas, cajon and taiko as well as custom percussion instruments he constructed from aluminum trashcans and stepladders. He is also proficient in backing vocals, both live and in the studio.

 

Influences

      Mark Craney, Art Blakey, Jon Theodore, John Bonham, Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham, Bill Bruford, JR Robinson, Jeff Porcaro, Danny Carey, Ian Paice, John Molo, Tony Pia, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Joe Morello, Buddy Rich, Lenny White, Leroy Wallace, Nicko McBrain, Terry Bozzio, Martin Axenrot, Aloke Dutta, Zakir Hussein, Alla Rakha, Babatunde Olantunji.



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