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Ilan Harel
Regional Drumset Artist - United States


Born in Queens New York, and currently the drummer and founding member of the new NYC throwback Rock outfit "The Blackfires", Ilan has been proudly playing Pearl drums for nearly 20 years...or ever since he broke his first rental violin back in elementary school.

Fast forward a bit and the drums have taken Ilan all over the world, notably touring the country with the band Sputniks Down as part of the Vans Warped Tour, playing Madison Square Garden as part of the New York Rangers house band, sharing the stage and opening for bands such as Sonic Youth, Citizen Cope, The Spin Doctors, Fishbone and now bringing "rock" back to the masses as part of The Blackfires.

With The Blackfires Ilan anchors the ship with super solid pockets which have become his trademark and a heavy yet grooving feel that gives the Blackfires their unique "driving but still swinging hard rock swagger". In an interesting twist, Ilan can also be found playing Pearl drums on film in the newly released movie Step Up 3-D. Ilan proudly plays his Pearl Masters series BRX kit with 24 inch deep bass drum and custom crushed glass finish.  

You can find out more about Ilan's current projects and his band The Blackfires at