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Tommaso Mangione

Acoustic and Electronic Drums and Percussions

After a short time behind the keyboards, at age 14 he discovers his passion for drums and cymbals: it’s love at first sight!
Together with bass player and friend Alex Stucchi he joins Event Six, a live project with guitarist Massimo Nussi. He graduates in Audio Engineering in 2008 and becomes percussionist for the Besana Marching Band (now Besana Secutores), which leads him to the stage of the Sanremo Festival. In 2012 he’s drummer for Progressive Rock band Willow.

His technique is constantly evolving, eager to find alternative ways – such as the combination of acoustic and electronic drums – to represent the percussion field of the band.

His main references are Bill Bruford, Billy Cobham, Gavin Harrison, Manu Katché, Pat Mastellotto and Mike Portnoy. He cultivates a passion for video editing and photography and he’s morbidly fascinated by comics, LEGO and Geocaching.


Gear:

YAMAHA Stage Custom Advantage ‘Quasar’
REMO heads
UFIP, ZILDJAN, SABIAN, PAISTE, WUHAN & MEINL cymbals, handmade bells
PEARL P-2002C & GIBRALTAR double pedals
YAMAHA & MAPEX hardware
VIC FIRTH sticks, handmade rods & mallets
Latin Percussion(s)
YAMAHA DTXPRESS IV V-Drum
YAMAHA, AKG & TASCAM electronics

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