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04 Sep

Gavin DeGraw at the Greek!

With the sun setting over the Golden State of California, the catchy and ever-so-popular hit songs of Gavin DeGraw flooded the airwaves of the Hollywood Hills, providing the perfect soundtrack to a picturesque summer evening in the world’s entertainment capital. For the past several months, Gavin DeGraw has been one of the featured acts on a co-headlining amphitheater tour, alongside Colbie Caillat, performing a high-energy, hit-filled show that proved to be the highlight of the summer for those lucky enough to attend. One of the last stops of this lengthy trek found Gavin DeGraw, and his well versed band, in Los Angeles, California, where the multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter dazzled the packed house of the legendary Greek Theater, sending his thousands of fans in attendance into a frenzy of pop-rock bliss with the uncontrollable urge to sing along to the endless list of chart topping singles.

Backing up Gavin DeGraw on this tour, as he has for the last year and a half, is Pearl artist, Ian O’Neill. Providing the soulful groove to Gavin’s foot-tapping tunes, Ian’s flawless drumming and insanely deep pocket personifies the true definition of what it is to be a drummer. Although more than capable, drum rolls and fancy fills come secondary to the groove for Ian, defining his role as the backbone of the band by tastefully being the leader of the band. This summer, Ian was seen slamming away on his new Reference Series kit, finished in the classy and time-tested Piano Black lacquer. Ian’s specs are as follow:

Reference Series: Piano Black

22x18- bass drum
13x9- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
14x6.5- Masters MCX snare drum

Although the summer plans have come to an end for Gavin DeGraw and Ian for now, their high demand live show and current radio hit, “Sweeter”, are sure to see the band coming back to a town near you soon. For more information on Ian O’Neill and Gavin DeGraw, please be sure to visit their official website, www.GavinDeGraw.com.

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