I grew up in New Jersey listening to my parents record collection of mostly old country music and classic rock. My favorite thing to listen to was a Led Zepplin box set that my uncle gave me for Christmas, Beastie Boys and a Pink Floyd tape that I stole from my brother. Throughout high school, I lived in Missouri. Traveling to go see live concerts became my life obsession. Some of my favorites were 311, Incubus, Deftones, Helmet, Janes Addiction and Tool. Somewhere along the way, I decided that being a drummer was probably the coolest thing on earth I could do, so it began. The journey of broadening my musical spectrum to include jazz and funk began when I ventured down to New Orleans to study drums. It was a wonderful experience, but I always knew I was meant for the west coast.
Los Angeles is where I discovered my love for Punk rock. The first bands that I played live with were all basically LA punk bands. Ive played in several all girl groups including The Eyeshadows, The Blue Bonnets (featuring Kathy Valentine of the GoGo's) and many more over the years. After growing in style and notoriety, I signed to a major label with a Funk, Trip hop/pop band called "Animastik".
In 2009, I started my own band KRASHKARMA in which I sing and play drums in. We have released 3 studio albums and have toured in 3 continents so far. This is the project that gets most of my attention although I still get hired for drum workshops and tours with other artists. I also have an acoustic side project called Tres Locas that does covers in which I play my Luna cajon or a suitcase drum kit.
My set up:
ddrum Dios drum kit
Highhats- Paiste 14" Sound edge
Ride Paiste 22" Dark Metal Ride
3 Paiste Signature Fast Crash- 16", 17", 18"
China- Paiste 18" RUDE Wild China
Dw 9000 double kick pedal and High hat, Gibraltor Stealth racks