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Karl Brazil

Artist Bio

Karl Brazil’s precision, power, and impeccable feel have established him as one of the UK’s most respected drummers.  He was voted best Pop/Session Drummer in Music Radar’s 2015 Rhythm Reader’s Poll.

Known for his ambidextrous ability of drumming opposite to his own opposing set up–using a right-handed drum kit with his left-handed and footed style of playing–Brazil is a versatile musician and clinician.  Also known for being very expressive behind the kit, some of Brazil’s facial expressions are priceless. His style and personality have made its mark on every drum chair he has held.

Brazil’s versatility has shown over the years in covering many different styles as a drummer. He has recorded and toured with a long list of high profile artists, most notably: Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Take That, Jason Mraz, Starsailor, James Morrison, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, Girls Aloud, Alison Moyet, Natalie Imbruglia, Paloma Faith, and Welsh indie-rockers Feeder.

Hailing from Birmingham, Brazil has become one of the UK’s busiest session drummers, managing to combine live touring and studio work.


Check out this April 2018 interview of Brazil in Modern Drummer.

And make sure to revisit the 2-part A Gretsch Abroad series interview of Karl by Lucas Von Gretsch!  Part 1 and Part 2.


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