Gregg Bissonette
June 9, 1959
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Gregg Bissonette...
Family and music go hand in hand for Gregg, growing up in Detroit, Michigan with his bassist brother Matt & band leader Dad.

Gregg went on to study at North Texas State where he was featured in the famed "One O'clock Jazz Band." After college he soon joined Matt in the Maynard Ferguson Big Band.

By the early `80's Gregg had relocated to Los Angeles where his ability to seamlessly fit into a wide variety of musical situations rapidly established him as a session legend.

Gregg has performed and recorded with an amazing variety of artists including Santana, Joe Satriani, Don Henley, Hans Zimmer, Keiku Matsui, Gino Vannelli, Tania Maria, Brian Wilson, Frank Gambale, Carole King, Robin Zander, Yarborough and Peoples, Andy Summers, Linda Rondstat, Steve Lukather, The Mustard Seeds, David Garfield, Enrique Iglesias, Larry Carlton, Pat Boone's Heavy Metal Big Band, Toto, David Lee Roth, Tribute to Jeff Porcaro, Celine Dion, Steve Vai, and many others.

One of the highlights of his career was being invited to perform with the Buddy Rich Big Band on the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert video/CD project. Gregg has recently cultivated his own solo career with his albums, Gregg Bissonette and Submarine.

Gregg Bissonette's trademark is his powerful, and inspirational drumming, whether as a soloist, sideman, or a band leader.

With all his drumming accomplishments and accolades, to Gregg his children are his greatest attributes. A strong and committed family man, he loves spending time with his son and daughter. As a single dad, Gregg values his time with them and is an inspiration to other single dads trying to balance the challenges of a hectic musicianís life with raising kids.

Today, Gregg continues to record with and for many other artists, films, and TV shows. Greggís favorite advice to drummers? ìBe a musical drummer!î he says. ìConcentrate on keeping the tempo and the groove for the whole song, and play dynamically. Learn to play big band, Latin, funk, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, R&B, play with brushes, in small groups, large groups, small or large venues, all ages and all kinds of styles and approaches. Remember, itís not about playing drum solos, itís about making a joyful noiseÖhopefully making a living out of it someday!î

















Making of the DVD - Hudson Music












performed with:

Ringo Starr
Santana
Spinal Tap
Toto
Matt Bissonette
Maynard Ferguson
David Lee Roth
James Taylor
Don Henley
Tania Maria
Gino Vinelli
Electric Light Orchestra
Andy Summers
The Pat Boone Heavy Metal Big Band
Linda Ronstadt
Gino Vanelli
The Kottonmouth Kings
Duran Duran
The Counting Crowes
Vanessa Carlton
Joe Satriani
Brian Wilson
Brandon Fields
Walt Fowler
John Patitucci
Jeff Berlin
Richie Kotzen
Eric Ragno
Ray Mantor
Vox Tempus
Lanny Cordola
Tim Heintz
Scott Breadman
Mike Norton
Mustard Seeds
Luis Conte
Brandon Fields
Michael Thompson
Brett Tuggle
Steve Lukather
Michael Landau
Abe Laboriel
Nathan East
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Randy Waldman
Neil Stubenhaus
Grant Geissman
David Garfield
Michael Fisher
Steve Bailey
Larry Carlton
Jann Arden

...and many more















Gregg Bissonette on Playing with Ringo

I can't begin to tell you what an honor and thrill it is to play with Ringo! He's not only a musical legend, but an amazingly funny and cool guy to be around. He is also the drummer I've listed to and loved the most for my entire life. My brother Matt and I saw the Beatles in 1966, when I was seven and he was five. They played the Olympia Hockey Arena in our hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

Playing double drums with Ringo is like putting on your favorite and most comfortable slippers...ones that you've worn all of your life. It just feels so right and so natural. His time placement is always perfect, and he never gets in the way of the lead vocal. And when he sings live and plays tambourine, nobody locks in with the drums as well as he does.

To top it all off, on his new CD, Ringo Rama, I think Ringo's drumming sounds better than ever.

Our first gig with Ringo was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and we did a song that Ringo wrote about George Harrison called "Never without You". At the end of the first verse we all sing, "We were brothers through it all....." I looked over at my brother (who is my best friend and my favorite bass player), and then over at Ringo (who is the reason I started playing drums), and tears of joy started to pour out of my eyes! (We also did "With A Little Help From My Friends" on lots of the TV shows.)










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...from Gregg Bissonette:
To Bernhard:
Thanks for everything!! From one drummer to another!! God bless you
Gregg Bissonette