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// Origin: Cincinnati, OH
// Genres: Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, Pop, Contemporary Worship
// Website: AaronRoyTheDrummer.com
I have had the honor and privilege of playing with some great friends and musicians over the past 20 years. My experience performing with a wide range of artists has allowed me to not only appreciate an eclectic taste in music, but it helped shape my drumming style around most genres of popular music. My ambition for playing drums developed naturally after my dad taught me how to play at the early age of eight and it didn't take long after winning a couple regional drum-off competitions to realize drumming was more than just a hobby- it was my calling. It is my goal to help create genuine music while having fun and cultivating relationships with the people I collaborate with.
I'm proficient in the styles of rock, pop, country, punk, hip hop and contemporary worship. I'm also comfortable playing with a click, backing tracks and programming live electronic drums.
I've performed everywhere from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Lower Broadway in Nashville, to the world famous Grizzly Rose in Denver, CO. Countless clubs, bars, festivals, corporate events, weddings and everything in-between.
Need drums on your record? No problem! I offer remote drum tracks from my home studio. My access to a wide variety of drums, cymbals, mics, electronic samples and percussion instruments will save you studio time and money.
I've had the privilege of being a three time Bunbury Music Festival alumni and I've been
support for artists such as Ja Rule, Yelawolf, Nas,
Eve 6, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Molly Hatchet, Stoney Larue, Mitchell Tenpenny, Mod Sun,
Betty Who, Cartel, Mutemath, Warren G, Seaforth,
Mark Wills, We Came As Romans, Sage Francis, Mike Stud, Dizzy Wright, Matt Stell.
"In my 25+ years experience of playing guitar, I've learned that a great band always starts with a great drummer. Playing with Aaron Roy is like playing with a human metronome that can feel the stage and read his other bandmates to enhance the audience’s experience. Something about playing with Aaron just CLICKS, and makes playing with any other drummer seem without heart. It's amazing how quickly you can be absorbed in a set when you have a great drummer like Aaron behind you, and if I'm feeling it on stage, I KNOW the crowd is feeling it too. I can't recommend Aaron Roy enough."
-Guitarist / Singer / Songwriter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron for several years. Aaron is not only one of the best drummers that I have ever played with, he is always professional and always brings his "A" game. It doesn't matter what genre of music it is, Aaron can do it, and will excel at it. Aaron brings way more to the table than just being a solid drummer."
-Branches Church Music Director
-Guitarist / Singer / MD
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Aaron as my main drummer for songs for seeds Cincinnati, a weekly music program for kids lead by a live three-piece band. Aaron’s solid drummer and strong work ethics have proven to be a valuable asset for the program. He quickly learns new songs and adapts his playing to fit the songs as the class curriculum changes every week. I highly recommend him for any studio or live performance opportunity.”
-Luis Carlos Diaz
-Songs for Seeds Cincinnati
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