Drummer Adam Alesi is in high demand for session and live work in Los Angeles and around the greater Southern California region. As a student of drum legend Gregg Bissonette (and later as Gregg’s drum tech), Adam learned how to connect with music and musicians on a personal and emotional level. Like his mentor, he has made taste and versatility his hallmarks.
One of Adam’s longest musical relationships has been with veteran pianist/composer/producer Geoff Stradling. Adam has been Geoff’s first call for over a decade, and the two have worked on countless recording projects together including Mad Men, the Golden Globe Awards, the SAG Awards, and Geoff’s original big band, The Stradband. Another decade-plus tenure Adam maintains is with the all-pro band that supports Burbank High School’s show choir, In Sync. The group is nationally competitive, perennially award-winning, and served as the model for the hit Fox series Glee.
Adam’s other credits for film and TV include the IMAX original film Pandas with composer Mark Mothersbaugh, and a national Samsung ad campaign featuring Rihanna. He has performed regularly with numerous big band legends including Grammy Award winner Gordon Goodwin and Tonight Show composer/arranger Mike Barone. Over his 20+ year career, Adam has also performed with legendary artists across many genres including Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Richard Carpenter, and David Benoit. His reading skills and stylistic versatility have made him a go-to for theatre production companies such as 3-D Theatricals, Musical Theatre West, and La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, with whom he has performed dozens of musicals. This range of theatre experience helped Adam land his most recent gig as the drummer for Disneyland?s Pixarmonic Orchestra. He lives in Orange County with his wife and daughter where he works at his home studio recording tracks for artists, video games, and television.
Adam recently picked up a pair of Vanguard V4 FET Condensers for his overheads.
“The Vanguard V4 has a clean natural sound that fits in with whatever genre of music I am recording. Their versatility is key in getting great drums sounds for the types of projects that I am using them for.”
Thanks Adam! You can find out more about Adam and hear his work on his website.