Andrea Ge

Biography

Andrea Ge, born in Milan, is a professional drummer. He's a GEMA member (composer and author). The impressive amount of his studio and live work and his remarkable technical versatility including pop, rock, reggae and hip-hop gained him recognition amongst fellow drummers worldwide. His skills in sequencer and drum programming reveals his ever growing interest in technology and to experiment.

After graduating from the NAMM school (1986-1992) under the guide of Italian drum legend Tullio De Piscopo, Andrea started teaching drums in 1998 in Milan at "Pickaboo" and at "Dimensione Musica" in Bologna. From 1999 to 2004 he teached at the "Music Academy 2000" (MA Europe), and from 2010 to 2012 with a stint at "Magazzini Musicali", a multimedia structure in Bologna. In February 2010 he released his first method, "History and Technique of Afro & American Style" (available in both Italian and English language), published and distributed by Carish. In 2012 he started to teach drums at the prestigious "Accademia Musica Moderna" in Milan, with the supervision of Franco Rossi.

COLLABORATIONS: He played in many albums and singles, working as a session drummer and playing live with top italian musicians such as ENRICO RUGGERI, VASCO ROSSI, MARK HARRIS, LUIGI SCHIAVONE (E. Ruggeri), MASSIMO RIVA (Vasco Rossi), SABRINA SALERNO, ANDREA 'Cucchia' INNESTO (Vasco Rossi), FEDE POGGIPOLLINI (Litfiba, Ligabue), MARCO COSTA (Sanremo '98), IRENE LAMEDICA (Sanremo '99), DONJOE (Club Dogo), VONN WASHINGTON, SATURNINO (Jovanotti), CLAUDIO 'Gallo' GOLINELLI (Vasco Rossi), MAX MAGAGNI (guru Fender), MAX GELSI (Elisa), ANDREA BRAIDO (Mina, Zucchero, Vasco Rossi), MAURIZIO SOLIERI (Vasco Rossi), GLEZOS (UFO Piemontesi, Francesco Baccini, Adelmo & i Suoi Sorapis), DAVIDE 'Cesareo' CIVASCHI (Elio e le Storie Tese), RICKY PORTERA (L. Dalla, Stadio), MICHELE LUPPI (Vision Divine, Los Angeles), ROBERTO PRIORI (E. Finardi, 883), FABRIZIO PALERMO (E. Ruggeri, Ligabue, M.Masini, A.Oxa), MC AULEY (M.S.G.), PAUL SHORTINO (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple), SIMONE TOMASSINI (Sanremo 2004), PIER MINGOTTI (F. Guccini), FRANK NEMOLA (Vasco Rossi), GERARDINA TROVATO, ROBERTO TIRANTI (New Trolls, Labyrinth), DANIELE RONDA, ANDREA MIRO, CLARA MORONI (Vasco Rossi), IRENE FORNACIARI (Sanremo 2010/2012), MATTEO SETTI e MARCO GUERZONI (Notre Dame De Paris), CRISTINA SCABBIA (Lacuna Coil), FABIO LIONE (Rhapsody of Fire), GL (Extrema), MATTIA BIGI (Biagio Antonacci), KYMERA (XFactor 2010), STEF BURNS (Alice Cooper, Y&T, Huey Lewis, Vasco Rossi), MR. ENTICS and many more.

He's been a member of various italian bands such as SHARKS (Sanremo '89-CGD), CLARA & THE BLACK CARS (EMI), ANIMALI RARI (Ricordi), EXILIA (GUN Records / BMG Germany), FOLDER (RB Records-Japan).

He also recorded and produced two albums of drum loops for the California, US based label Big Fish Audio. 

LIVE: With more than 2.000 live gigs in his career, Andrea toured extensively as opening act for the likes of JETHROTULL, DEEP PURPLE, VASCO ROSSI, HEROES DEL SILENCIO, JOE ELY, CLAUDIO BAGLIONI, JOVANOTTI and others in Italy. He also shared the limelights all over Europe (Russia included) with GLUCIFER, MAMBO KURT, THERAPY?, TRICKY, ROLLINS' BAND, CARDIGANS, UNDERWATER CIRCLE, SEED, SKINDRED, PARADISE LOST, H-BLOCKX, GUANO APES, ILL NINO, WITHIN' TEMPTATION, DIE ÄRZTE, OOMPH!, IN EXTREMO, PINK, RAMMSTEIN and many others.

TV & MEDIA: He appeared in numerous televised top events in Italy including Festival di Sanremo, Festivalbar, Saint Vincent and in the Roxy Bar and Night Express tv shows. He's been the house drummer of the JTV live show, and took part in various promotional videos.

He is blessed to appeared in several top music magazines such as Drum Club (Italy), Batteria e Percussioni (Italy), Ritmi (Italy), Keyboards (Germany), Drums & Percussion (Germany). Find a comprehensive collection on his website.

Besides his busy agenda, Andrea founded his agency "Machada Promotion" in 2006 and started organizing live gigs for Italian and international rock bands. From 2006 to this day Andrea is the drummer of QUEENMANIA, one of the most renowned Queen tribute bands, with hundreds of live gigs and an appearance at the "Official Queen Fan Club Convention" in England (2008). Andrea is an AMM-licensed Drum Educator. He gives classes at F.O.H. in Bologna. More recently he released his new work, "Funk Foundations", published by the prestigious Big Fish Audio label (California, USA).

Band

Exilia / Queenmania