Kelly Concepts, LLC and the Kelly SHU Bass Drum Microphone Mounting System
welcomes Steve Cioppa to the Kelly SHU family.
Steve Cioppa - United States
Independent Drummer / Percussionist
I'm a Percussionist / Drummer who has been playing for over 20 years. My playing experience covers a variety of styles including Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Latin and Hip-Hop and venues from coffeehouses to large outdoor stadiums and major casinos. Some of the venues include: Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, Fat Daddy’s in Watertown, CT, The Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT, Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, CT, Le Bar Bat in Manhattan and The Bitter End, Greenwich Village. I'm equally comfortable on stage or in a studio setting. I've had the good fortune to open up for a broad spectrum of groups including: Tower of Power, Elliot Yamen, The Last Goodnight, The Marshall Tucker Band, Teddy Geiger, Billy Joel Tribute Band "Big Shot" and The Radiators.
I've also worked with musicians from Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Buddy Rich Big Band and the Arturo Sandoval group. I have gained a reputation as a solid, team player with a great ear who is an asset to any project in which I am involved. For me, the song comes first. Whether playing basic, repetitive percussive textures or executing improvised solo spotlights, I am always conscious of my role. For me, it's all about the groove. I am available for hire on drums or percussion and am now set up for remote recording, supplying raw or mixed drum tracks from my home studio. I was the percussionist for CUBISTIC JACK, a very successful and highly regarded Funk / R&B band from Connecticut for 6 years before the group disbanded.
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Steve Cioppa's Current Projects:
Party Rock Cover Band Highfield
Dokken tribute band Beast from the East
Singer / Songwriter Steve Gregory (www.stevegregorymusic.com)
Acoustic Duo Sweetbird (www.sweetbirdmusic.com)
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