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Chris Jago
Wicked - United States


As a prominent member of the Liverpool music scene, his hometown, Chris Jago performs in multiple formats ranging from original material with singer/songwriters to musicals and artist/band tours to recording sessions. As a session musician Jago’s European tour experiences include… Boy George, China Crisis, Kings of Infinite Space and the classic 70’s prog/rock group Barclay James Harvest, who over the past 30 years have sold more than 35 million albums. Jago’s European tours also included, The Gregg Wright Band, of Michael Jackson fame, The Calling and more recently The Philip Sayce Band.

His theatre credits include the American cult rock show ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ where he played the character of ‘Schlacko’. Jago took part in the original London cast production at the Playhouse theatre in London’s West End. Jago continued on with Hedwig to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where the critically acclaimed and sold out performances made Hedwig the hit of the Festival. Following Hedwig he returned to London’s West End to another hit show ‘Taboo’ with the infamous Boy George. Off the stage Jago also joined the Boy George band for numerous public appearances, televised performances and BBC radio sessions and recordings for George’s solo projects. The show then made the transition to New York on Broadway, with the assistance of one Ms Rosie O’Donnell, Jago can be heard on both the UK and US Original soundtrack albums of ‘Taboo’. Jago also performed with ‘The Great American Trailer Park’ The Musical, Off Broadway. And the off and on again Rock’n’Roll version of Jekyll & Hyde which tours the US and Asia, also appears on the J & H ‘Resurrection’ album.

Current Projects:
-Shabby Road Studios LA.
A recording studio based in Canoga Park, CA. This facility allows Jago to record and mix drums for artists, bands, TV and film projects. Full production also available at Shabby Road Studios. Drum lessons also available at the studio.

-Wicked ‘The Musical‘ @ the Pantages Theatre           
Drummer for the 2 year Los Angeles run of the hit musical 2007-09 & the upcoming run in December of 2014 to March 2015. Plus cover on both national tours since 2010.


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Equipment Configuration

2014/2015 'Wicked' configuration
Reference Series
Purple Craze II
24x14 bass drum
10x8 tom
12x8 tom
16x16 floor tom
18x18 floor tom
14x5 Masters MCX Snare Drum

Touring & Recording configuration
Reference Series
Purple Craze II
24x14 bass drum
13x8 tom
16x16 floor tom
15x5 Sensitone Premium African Mahogany Snare

P2002C Eliminator Chain double pedal
S1030 snare stand x2
B1000 boom stand x5
H2000 hi hat stand
D2500 throne