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Drummer Brandon Valdivia in Toronto (2008)

May 22, 2009

Artist: Brandon Valdivia
Home Town: Chatham Kent Ontario
Current Home: Toronto
Position: Drummer
Year: 2008

   Brandon Valdivia (age 25) plays in five bands right now. He started drumming in his hometown of Chatham at 12 years old; after collecting a music degree at Wilfrid Laurier he packed his bags and moved to the Big Smoke. His current groups include Picastro, Friendlyness and the Human Rights, Place Hands, Not the Wind Not the Flag, and Slowly, Slowly.

   Not a showboat, it’s Brandon’s stellar craft and control that sets him apart from other percussionists. He can play with the subtlety of a kiss or the power of an electrical storm, often within seconds of each other.

   He’s probably best known for his work with Picastro (Owen Pallett is a former member.) They are going on a European tour this month to support their latest disc, ‘Whore Luck’.
above note from blogto.com/

Previous bands: A Second Less (2001), The Hollow (2001)

Listen Here: http://www.myspace.com/brandonvaldivia or
http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/artists/index.php?id=304

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