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Chad Gracey
LIVE/The Gracious Few - United States


Recognized around the world as the heartbeat of multi-platinum modern rock band LIVE, Chad Gracey has set the music world on its ear with his dynamic approach to playing drums. Since 1991, Chad and his bandmates have gone on to sell 20 million albums, perform for over 3 million people (including Woodstock '94 & '99) and appeared on the covers of Spin and Rolling Stone, not to mention appearances on Saturday Night Live and MTV Unplugged.

When the four members of Live first began performing together in middle school during the summer of 1985, they gave little, if any, thought to the possibility that they would still be together 22 years later. Lead singer/frontman/guitarist Ed Kowalczyk, lead guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey (all of whom were in their early teens at the time) were simply four friends from working-class York, Pennsylvania who wanted to express themselves by writing and performing music.

But Live has, in fact, endured—and along the way, they have built an impressive résumé that includes eight full-length albums, total CD sales exceeding 20 million, a huge international fan base and extensive touring all over the world. Live has been one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s, and despite their long list of achievements, Live are finding themselves busier than ever with a lot of songwriting, recording and big summer and fall tours.



Official Chad Gracey Fan Site


Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Black Sparkle
22x16 bass drum

12x9 tom
13x10 tom

16x16 floor tom

14x5 Reference snare drum

BC2000 boom stand x 3
B800W boom stand
CH2000S cymbal holder x 4
H1000K hi-hat stand
TC2000 tom/cymbal stand
P2000C pedal
UX80 universal adapter
D220 throne