Kent Aberle

Kent Aberle

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www.kentaberledrums.com Professional Drummer from Atlanta, GA with a diverse musical background from jazz to metal. Years of touring experience, playing with loops, click track, recording and singing background harmonies. Professional gear, attitude, and dedication.

Biography

WWW.KENTABERLEDRUMS.COM Kent Aberle is a professional drummer from Atlanta, Ga, but this latest tattoo in Kent’s rhythm career is just that – one groove in a life-long rhythm dedicated to drumming. By the time he was 10 years old, Kent was sitting in for local drummers during practice sessions in his hometown of Fairbury, Illinois. As older band members joked about the kid on drums, word spread that Kent could hold a decent beat and he was asked to play everything from country to rock and even some jazz.

At 19 he joined the band Cherry Vallance, who earned critical acclaim in national publications and airplay on both coasts with their debut CD Everything but Stringbeans.

Two years later, with a full bag of tricks, Kent grew restless and wanted to experiment with other sounds. He was invited to join Dr. Wu, one of the hottest bands in the Midwest. With Dr. Wu, Kent honed his groove-ability with blends of R&B, Soul, Funk and Rock. From the local roadhouse to Puerto Rico, Kent played high profile shows like the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show, The Preakness, Decatur Celebration and many other festivals. In addition to drumming disco, funk, rock and new wave for the showband Poprocks (www.poprocksfanclub.com) from 2000 to 2002 and tapping out the undulating rhythms of the jazz-funk trio The New Brew, he’s performed with The Shirelles, The Blues Brothers Tribute Band featuring Snake & Dogwood from Las Vegas, as well as Rock’N Roll Hall of Famers Sam Moore, Gene Chandler, and the Tokens.

Since residing in Atlanta, Kent has performed all styles of music from Jazz to Metal, from the club scene to the church service. Kent is a prolific session player at local studios and the first call drummer for Atlanta’s top music districts. He is also available for private drum lessons. Kent’s a busy percussionist, but his love for his craft expands beyond the boundaries of work and gigs. With a strong belief in the power of rhythm to shape lives, he frequently donates his talent to high school band clinics.

Kent endorses Vic Firth drumsticks, Meinl Cymbals and Percussion, Pork Pie Drums, and The Grip Peddler. Kent also uses DW Pedals and Hardware, and Aquarian drumheads.

Kent has performed, recorded, and toured with the following acts, among others, during his career.

Sam Moore (Rock n Roll Hall of Famer)
The Shirrelles (Rock n Roll Hall of Famers)
The Tokens
The Blues Brothers of Las Vegas
Gene Chandler (Duke of Earl)
Chris Pierson (of tv show Rockstar Supernova)
The Swear
James Hall
Cherry Vallance
Dr. Wu’s Rock and Soul Revue
Poprocks
The New Brew
Obsession Day
Watermarke Church
Northlink Church
Bridgepointe Church
North Metro Church
Mark Cook
The Sundogs
The Wilson Braswell Band
Metalsome Inc.
Jason Salzman
Andrew Black and the Believers
Desire (the U2 Tribute)
Andy Birdsall
The Buckhead Saloon Houseband
The Filter Kings
Big Atomic
Waiting For Princess
Big Jack Pneumatic
Willis
Top Gun
Hypnotic
The Flag Boys
The Livin' Large Band
Voices From The Shelter
Ty Reynolds Band
Aaron Thompson
The Clinton Tarantinos

Discography

James Hall (2010 release)
The Swear- "Every Tricks A Good One"
The Swear- "4 song ep"
Billy Gewin "Hodges Can't Be Shot"
Voices From The Shelter- "Vol I"
Chris Pierson Band-"CPband ep"
Dr. Wu- "Fingerpoppin"
The New Brew-"Homemade Stew"
Mark Cook-"Stop The Madness"

Set List

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