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During much of the year, drummer extraordinaire Teddy Campbell can be seen by millions on the FOX smash hit show American Idol. He is a member of the live house band that plays a pivotal role in making Idol one of the most entertaining and most watched programs in TV history. Each week Teddy accompanies the music star hopefuls with his Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau drums on the show that has now become a cultural phenomenon.
Teddy has served as musical director and drummer for pop stars 98 Degrees and Britney Spears (while both were at the peak of their careers). A few of his other musical director c redits include Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Mary Mary, and Ann Nesby (formally of Sounds Of Blackness). Teddy has also recorded with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, and Kelly Clarkson.
Drummer, Musical Director, Singer… Teddy wears many hats, and there is no limit to what this talented musician can do.
Tony Verderosa has developed a groundbreaking live show remixing Breakbeats, Drum 'n' Bass, Hip Hop and Nu Jazz. Voted “#1 Electronic Drummer” in Drum! Magazine's reader's poll. In a scene dominated by Turntables, Tony has chosen to make his mark using Electronic drums, Samplers and Vocoders live on stage. He is a featured artist along with Moby, Busta Ryhmes, Kid Rock, David Bowie and others at www.Mixman.com where you can download interactive versions of his music (search under his stage name “VFX”).
His most recent project involves recording acoustic drums and remixing on the new John Petrucci Solo CD “Suspended Animation” (Guitarist for Dream Theater). He has also just released his new Solo Cd called VFX Vol 2, available at
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Bob started playing the drums at the age of 3. It's a common story for drummer types; he banged on pots and pans until he got a set of drums. In his late teens, Bob attended Indiana University and majored in music performance. Although, (and upon receiving a phone call in 1977), he moved to Los Angeles and quickly formed a relationship with A&R guru, Jon Koladner and Geffen Records. He worked with many of the artists on the label throughout the 80s. In 1985 Bob started working with the British pop band, Wang Chung. Together, they appeared in the William Friedkin directed movie (and corresponding music video), 'To Live and Die in L.A'. Tours, radio, television and personal appearances soon followed. These early experiences have helped to spawn a 35-plus year career in the music industry.
Bob currently resides in Santa Barbara, California where he keeps busy playing live dates, recording sessions, teaches, and performs workshops and clinics. Bob also serves as a marketing consultant for Yamaha's DTX electronic drum division and manages DTX electronic drum artist relations. Bob has just completed his first book published by the Hal Leonard Corporation entitled, “The Beginner's Guide to Electronic Drums.” In addition, he will be teaching a class at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles on drum and percussion technology.
Voted 2010 Peoples Choice “The Worlds Best Innovative Dj/Drummer” Drums was the first Indian American music director of an American TV series. Howie Mandel discovered Drums performing in the2008 Super Bowl pregame show. Drums is also credited with inventing the process of live drum playing while re-mixing. He also performed at the 2009 Oscars when two nominated songs came from Slumdog Millionaire, a movie filmed in India. He has performed with Paula Abdul, Ricky Martin, Will Smith and The Black Eyed Peas. Events where he appeared included the HBOEmmy after party, Fashion Week in New York City and Los Angeles, and a Michael Jordan party. His musical styles include house,dance, funk, rock, Latin, Brazilian, reggae, Reggaeton, swing and hip-hop. Drums has served as personal DJ for Hugh Hefner, appeared in a Gap commercial, and played a small role in The Matrix Reloaded.
Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers. The list of artists he’s worked with reads like a who’s who of the music industry, and includes John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Puddle of Mudd, Avril Lavigne, Joe Cocker, B. B. King, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Trey Anastasio, Michelle Branch, Vince Gill, Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, George Jones, Conway Tritty, The Buddy Rich Big Band and many others. With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, Kenny was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine, and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings.