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Gary Husband
Independent - United States


There are few musicians that consistently display a kind musical versatility and flexibility Gary Husband effortlessly seems to achieve. He has been lending his distinctive and dynamic presence to a plethora of musical styles with many of the world’s greatest musicians over the last few decades, and enjoys a fine international reputation for continuing to do so. Not only this, he double-duties on keyboards and is known the world over for his highly developed piano style and achievements as a composer, arranger and bandleader.

His distinctive style – first heard in the big band and classical realms – came to international prominence as far back as 1980, establishing his remarkable empathy with guitar virtuoso Allan Holdsworth. Since then, his inimitable touch has graced recordings by artists such as John McLaughlin, Gary Moore, Gongzilla, Jack Bruce & Robin Trower, Steve Topping, Billy Cobham John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension, Mo Foster, British group Level 42, Germany’s NDR Big Band and many others. As a touring artist he is also regularly on the road internationally with artists such as Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern and many others. He also has played with artists such as Al Jarreau, Jeff Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta, Maria Schneider, Tony Levin, Steve Hackett, Peter Erskine, Simon Phillips, Joe Lovano, Andy Summers to mention only a few.

Of his many solo projects his inspired 4-piece jazz quartet (Gary Husband’s Drive) released the album Hotwired in 2009, and his highly-acclaimed Force Majeure group in 2004/2005 featured a personnel that included Randy Brecker, Jerry Goodman, Jim Beard, Matthew Garrison among others. His recent Dirty & Beautiful album project (in two volumes) highlights Husband’s long-standing and celebrated approach to the jazz/fusion realm and features performers such as Jan Hammer, Allan Holdsworth, Jerry Goodman, John McLaughlin, Steve Hackett, Robin Trower, Jimmy Herring, Alex Machacek and a good many others.) He is also an internationally acclaimed drum clinician and has performed in this capacity alongside Terry Bozzio, Dennis Chambers, Billy Cobham, Omar Hakim, Ricky Lawson, Bernard Purdie, Todd Sucherman, Vinnie Colaiuta and countless others.

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Equipment Configuration

Masters Premium MMP-
Arctic White (109)
**no reinforcement rings

22x16- kick drum
20x14- gong drum
12x9- rack tom (x2)
13x10- rack tom (x2)
14x11- rack tom
14x14- floor tom
16x16- floor tom
14x6.5- snare drum
14x5- Reference Steel Snare Drum

B-1000- boom stand (x4)
D-2000- Roadster throne
H-2000- hi hat stand
P-2002C- Eliminator double pedal (x2)
S-2000- snare stand (x2)
T-1000- tom stand (x2)
TC-1000- tom/cymbal stand

Masters Premium MMP-
Champaign Mist
**no reinforcement rings

18x14- kick drum
12x8- rack tom
14x14- floor tom
16x16- floor tom
14x5.5- snare drum (6 ply)

H-820W- hi hat stand
S-1000- snare stand
P-1002- double pedal
D-2000- throne
TC-800W- tom/cymbal stand
BC-800W- boom stand (x3)

Masters Premium MMP:
Arctic White- "Jungle kit"
**no reinforcement rings

18x14- kick drum
13x7- rack tom
10x4- snare drum

T-800W- tom stand
C-800W- cymbal stand