The Venue – DTX Extravaganza – Act 1

The Venue

DTX Extravaganza - Act 1

Featuring: Russ Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Gorden Campbell, Ravi Drums, Bob Terry & Donny Gruendler

Also Featuring: Billy Sheehan, Phil X, LA Drum Cartel


This show features all the artists above and more. The purpose of this concert was to demonstrate how far electronic drum kits have developed. All of the drummers are playing a Yamaha DTX electronic drum kit. Even many of the cymbals are electronic. These are some of the top studio and touring drummers of the day. We recorded all the tracks to ProTools and mixed over the following week. We also had to mix for the house PA and in ear monitors. This meant we had to provide mixes similar to any concert. The musicians were all blown away at the performance of these electric drums. The talent in the sound stage over the course of the three day shoot was impressive.

Russ Miller, American Idol drummer and drummer for Ray Charles, The Fifth Dimension, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner & Bobby Caldwell through modern stars, Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Hilary Duff, Steve Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Bedingfield and Meredith Brooks, is also founder of Drum and Percussion University.

Kenny Aronoff has performed live or toured worldwide with many artists including The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Michelle Branch, Styx, Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Gibbons, BoDeans, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, and many many more. For a complete list visit the Live History page.

For over 17 years, Gorden Campbell has been a 1st call drummer for gigs of every genre. His work on sessions, tours, club dates, television shows and clinics  include every style of music: jazz, rock/ pop, R&B, hip hop, gospel, orchestral and YES even country!! He’s worked with artist such as Earth, Wind & Fire, George Duke, Jessica Simpson, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, 50 cent, Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, Neyo, Chris Brown, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Kenny Lattimore, Tyrese, Faith Evans, SHAI, Jonathan Butler, Bobby Lyle and Doc Powell (view discography). Gorden can be heard on Movie soundtracks such as Dreamgirls, Be Cool and Semi-Pro.


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