Gil Sharone has been playing the drums since he was 13 and is primarily a self-taught player. He was heavily influenced by a wide range of musical styles and players, which helped to develop his chameleon-like versatility and feel.
Over the years, Gil has built a strong resume with acts including Fishbone, HR of Bad Brains, Dave Wakeling of the English Beat, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer, +44 (filling in for Travis Barker), Otep and more. He is also a founding member of the alternative/metal band Stolen Babies, along with his twin brother Rani.
Gil has always been passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge and has been doing clinics including playing the 2005 Cape Breton International Drum Festival, PASIC ’06, PASIC’11 and Modern Drummer Festival 2011. In the 2008 Modern Drummer Readers Poll, Gil was voted #2 Up & Coming as well as one of the top 5 in Punk category.
In early 2011, Gil released his first instructional DVD, Wicked Beats; Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae Drumming, through Hudson Music. Wicked Beats was the first full length DVD dedicated to the Jamaican drumming styles on the market and it won the 2011 Drummie Award for “DVD of the Year.”
Currently, Gil is focusing on Stolen Babies and his dub/reggae group, the electroQtors. He also remains busy as a touring and session player as well as a clinician.