DIEGO CONTRERAS


Batería | Drummer | Granada | España

BIO

A little about my origins and career...

He was born in Guadix (Granada), and as a child he started having a close relationship with the musical expression. At seven years old, he started singing in the Escolanía Niños Cantores in which he was lucky to get their first musical knowledge, although it was not until he was sixteen years old when he discovered the drum. He learned to play it in a completely self-taught in the early years. When he considered the possibility to become a professional drummer he follow courses, masters and workshops with great masters, among others, Salvador Niebla, Horacio "El negro", Michel Camilo Trio, Ramón González, Angel Crespo, Mike Terrana, ...

He started playing in bands of Granada, part of Reclamo Cero (1990-1994), Moby Dick (1995), El Bosque (1996), Armagedom (1996-2002), Rekiem (1996), Podar (1996), Human (2002 ), Guitart (2002-2003), Caja Negra (2002), Orquesta Pasadena (1999-2003) ... He made recordings, including with Allan Neff, Odres Nuevos, Human, Durban (Hermy Luzon), María José Cone, Damon Robinson, Maribel Castillo, Kalavan..., highlighting the album "Tangram" the great Granada's guitarist Porty. Since 2001 to 2007 he was a student at the Groove Drum School in Jaén, and his main teacher was Miguel Morales, former drummer of Apache.

Since 2003 Diego is the Grupo Apache drummer.


EQUIPMENT

Currently I use the following equipment...

YAMAHA LIVE CUSTOM OAK, mounted with:

20x16 bassdrum
Toms of 8x7, 10x7, 12x8 and 14x13
Yamaha Roy Haynes Signature of 14x5,5
Trick Drums: Double pedal Bigfoot Pro1-V


PAISTE Cymbals

14 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials Hi Hat
18 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
20 Paiste Formula 602 Classics Sound Crash
20 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials Crash
24 Paiste Twenty Master Deep Ride
18 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials China
22 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials China
6 Paiste Signature Splash
8 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
10 Paiste Formula 602 Modern Essentials Splash
Drumsticks WINCENT 5A


Electronic equipment

Roland SPD-SX



ENDORSERS

Currently I'm endorser of the following leading global brands...



VIDEO

Some highlights videos of my performances...


LIVE SHOWS

Would you like to see me live? These are my upcoming shows.

Date Time Place
16/12/2017 Noche SALA ADARA / Martos (Jáen)
20/12/2017 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
27/12/2017 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
29/12/2017 Noche Pabellón Municipal / Ogijares (Granada)
03/01/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
06/01/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
10/01/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
17/01/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
20/01/2018 Noche Recinto para conciertos / Olula del Río (Almería)
24/01/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
27/01/2018 Noche Teatro Infanta Leonor / Jaén
31/01/2018 noche MAE WEST / Granada
07/02/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
14/02/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
21/02/2018 noche MAE WEST / Granada
28/02/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
07/03/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
14/03/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
21/03/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
28/03/2018 Noche MAE WEST / Granada
31/03/2018 Noche Evento privado /

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