|From web to theatre, from Super Mario Bros to Gioacchino Rossini. Italian drummer Andrea Vadrucci (alias Vadrum), class 1983, climbed over the borders of genres, reaching the heart of an extraordinary number of people around the world.
His YouTube channel has over 75 million views and it holds the record for number of subscriptions among Italian independent music channels. After winning the Drummer of Tomorrow national contest and after graduating from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, he performed in prestigious international events, sharing the stage with drumming icons such as Billy Cobham and Steve Gadd.
In 2011 he released the solo album Classical Drumming, recorded at Paisiello Theatre in Lecce featuring a 36-piece symphonic orchestra. A successful experiment, which took first place on Amazon MP3 in the U.S., Japan, Italy, Spain and France.
Andrea is now endorsed by brands Zildjian and Tama, and he was recently included in the top 500 most famous drummers of all time on the website Drummerworld.com
Besides his solo career, Andrea is very active as session man in the studio and live on stage: he is currently on tour with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil as a featured drummer in their show KOOZA.