Session/Touring drummer, educator and singer songwriter. Kal Drako has performed and/or recorded with Regie Dozier (Jamiroquai), Phillip Giffin (Hollywood Producer/writer), Mike Tucci (Metallica, Pearl Jam), Brian Hardin, Nick Mancini, Mike Laundau, Philip Bynoe, Mike Miller, Derek Frank, Andrew Synoweic, Antonio Pontarelli. He has also toured extensively with an A-list of Greek artists such as Helena Paparizou, Mixalis Hatzigiannis, Dionisis Savopoulos, Thanos Mikroutsikos and currently Christos Thivaios. He is department Head of Drums at https://www.labmusiceducation.com and very active in Music Education as a teacher in the Professional Program, occasional blogger and clinician. He also has 2 solo albums as a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist: œMinimal (2013) and œHis. Loyal. Darkness (2018).
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePlaying at Kallimarmaro Theatre with Dionisis Savopoulos for 60K people. It felt like "I 've arrived".
What Drives Your Creativity?People is what drives me to play. From family and friends, audiences, to things that other people accomplish or innovate. It is what i draw inspiration from. Drum sound will dictate my playing and give me the set of colours to work with.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth is the first pair I 've ever used. They are balanced and matched to such perfection, it's easy to forget they are even there! They help me go deep into the music and express myself fully.