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Gary Mallaber

Gary Mallaber (born October 11, 1946 in Buffalo, New York) is a Los Angeles session drummer, percussionist and singer. He got his start playing drums in a band from Buffalo, New York, known as Raven.

Mallaber was also the drummer/percussionist and backing singer for the 1980s band Kid Lightning, who released an album with Gerard McMahon in 1981 entitled Blue Rue.

Mallaber also plays keyboards and sings on many albums by well-known rock artists. He is probably best known for his work as drummer/percussionist, backup singer, and co-composer for The Steve Miller Band. He has also played with the Greg Kihn Band.

Mallaber was also the main studio drummer for Eddie Money for most of his earlier recordings and has played on many Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison solo albums. Gary was also in the 1974 Brian DePalma film Phantom of the Paradise, in addition to performing on the film's soundtrack he is also seen in the film as the drummer for the Juicy Fruits, the Beach Bums, and The Undeads.

In addition to drums, Mallaber plays vibraphone on the Morrison records. He has played on hit singles by Miller, Morrison, Springsteen, Peter Frampton, Poco, Paul Williams, and Kermit the Frog. Some of the many other artists Mallaber has recorded with include Joan Armatrading, The Beach Boys, David Cassidy, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Rush, Bob Seger, Joe Brucato, Barbra Streisand, Warren Zevon, Hughes/Thrall and Gerard McMahon. Since March 7, 2009, Gary has been standing in as temporary drummer for Dave Mason during his 2009 Tour.

He endorses Drum Workshop, Zildjian, and Regal Tip.

External links

  • The Official Gary Mallaber Website
  • Gary Mallaber at AllMusic
  • Modern Drummer interview with Gary Mallaber
  • Regal Tip Roster
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