Billy Freedom

Billy Freedom

Black Orchid Empire

Billy has toured alongside heavyweight bands such as Foo Fighters, Deftones, Incubus, Skunk Anansie and Marilyn Manson.

As a producer and session player with longtime collaborator Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Sting, Jeff Beck), Billy knows exactly what it takes to nail a fantastic performance in the studio.

Whether recording or on the road with his current band Black Orchid Empire, Billy Freedom is a drumming powerhouse.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    A Randy Hansen show at the Keystone San Francisco. I was given a solo during Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix and suddenly everything worked. Carmine Appice and Rick James came backstage and said I was a "bad motherf*****!".
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    The relentless pursuit of excellence through arduous musical practice. It brings a stoicism into your entire being. It's meditative, spiritual and inspirational to others through personal sacrifice. Music production and writing lyrics are also inspirational to me.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I use Vic Firth products because of their dependability, quality and classical music origins... They not only make you feel like a pro... they make you sound like one!