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Gergo Borlai Podcast

Gergo Borlai Drummer

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Biography

Gergo Borlai is a professional drummer originally from Hungary but now living in Los Angeles.

In his home country of Hungary, Gergo has appeared on more than a 300 albums, received two lifetime achievement awards and two “gold record awards,” as well as the Golden Drumstick Prize and the Artisjus Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gergo has become one of the most exciting up-and-coming drumset artists and has grown in popularity due in no small part to his breath-taking solos. Gergo also became a clinician all over in Europe, U.S. and Asia, appearing at drum events and festivals in Los Angeles, South Korea, France, Sweden, Poland, South America, Spain, Germany, etc… Gergo is a professor of the Liceu Academy/Jazz Department – Barcelona since 2012. Gergo also has lesson packages for Drum Guru.

Touring has seen Gergo perform in Hungary, Romania, France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Belgium, Finland, England, Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Israel, South Korea, South America, Greece, Sweden, Norway and the USA.

Gergo has performed with a wide range of artists including Gary Willis (USA), Scott Kinsey(USA), Scott Henderson(USA), Matthew Garrison(USA), Steve Tavaglione(USA), Llibert Fortune(SP), Walt Fowler(USA), Bob Mintzer(USA), Hiram Bullock(USA), L. Shankar(India), Vernon Reid(USA), Iain Ballamy(GB), Terry Bozzio(US), Al DiMeola(USA), Nguyen Lee(F), Hadrien Feraud(F), Eivind Aarset(N), Eric Moore(USA), Tim Lefebvre(USA), Yolanda Charles(GB).

Gergo Borlai Kit

Gear

DRUMS:
GRETSCH www.gretschdrums.com
USA Custom Series 

22”x14” or 22”x16” Bass
12”x8” Tom
13”x9” Tom
14”x14” Floor Tom
16”x16” Floor Tom
18”x16” Floor Tom
6.5”x14” Brass or Bronze Snare
6.5”x14” Wood Snare

CYMBALS:
ZILDJIAN www.zildjian.com

22” A Custom Ride
20” A Custom Crash
19” A Custom Crash
18” A Custom Crash

15” A Custom Mastersound Hihat
15” A Quick Beat Hihat Brilliant
22” A Swish Brilliant
10” Oriental China Trash
12” Oriental China Trash

DRUM HEADS:
REMO www.remo.com

Vintage Clear Emperor for the Toms (batter)
Ambassador clear for the Toms (resonant)
White Suede for Snares
Clear Powerstroke 3 for Bass