Larry Lelli


drumpaintingLarry is having a very exciting and busy year.  Gigging & recording in NYC, tours with artists and giving clinics, designing and developing new equipment and products with his favorite manufacturers, all along with coaching the many up & coming drummers who come through NYC on a visit or have recently moved here, Larry manages a way to juggle it all and loves every moment of it.

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Playing-wise; You can most likely catch Larry playing various Broadway shows, such as Book of Mormon, or Matilda, among others.

PREVIOUS NEWS:  In the 12/07 & 1/08 issues,  MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE published a 2 part series of articles that Larry wrote based around performing as a show drummer.  These will include information on skills required, tricks of the trade, and technique and equipment tips that all drummers should know when seeking or accepting these kind of gigs.  Make sure you pick up the January issue as well for part 2 of the series!  And DRUM! MAGAZINE featured Larry in a Broadway Drummer's Roundtable article in the 10/08 issue.  Check them all out!

In the studio, Larry shared drumming duties with Rodney Holmes on a new album for singer/songwriter Mary Gatchell which is now available
HERE as well as on a few soon to be announced singer/songwriter albums and a film soundtrack.  You can also catch him on the soundtrack for "THE PRODUCERS" movie, which is now on DVD by Universal.  (Larry played percussion! Guess all those years of playing timpani & marimba in college have really paid off!)  Additionally, Larry can be heard pounding the skins on recent studio releases from Mary Gatchell, TIDE (self titled debut) and Dan Strauss (titled Rocking Chair).

Last but not least, Larry was recently a featured drumset artist at PASIC, and gave a masterclass on being a successful Broadway and freelance musician in NYC. The session drew hundreds of attendees all eager to hear about Larry's experiences, gear choices and tips on how to make a living playing music. The response was so positive that Larry has been asked to present this session at other festivals and schools. And next fall, he will embark on a 2 week clinic tour throughout Japan and he is VERY much looking forward to that!  This will be his third masterclass tour of Japan, and anyone who knows Larry, knows he loves visiting Japan!  Larry has also spent much time touring Japan with The Mamas & The Papas and has made many friends there.  Plus, he also loves to visit some of his favorite people who make the best drums in the world, and of course all of Larry's beloved drums as well... the highly skilled people at Yamaha Drums.

Click here for pix from all drumset clinics & masterclasses: 
PASIC 2011 pic 1
PASIC 2011 pic 2 pix
PAS Day of Percussion - NY State - Long Island Chapter
PASIC 2005 (