Drums : Ian

Mr Groove – Ian

Name : Ian Gourlay

Job : Groove master extraordinaire (drums)

Kit Used :

  • Collectors Series kit- 22″ kick, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″ mounted toms
  • Pearl Vision kit- 22″ kick,10″ mounted tom, 16″ floor tom 
  • Pearl Midtown kit- 16″ kick,10″ mounted tom, 13″ floor tom 
  • Selection of Tama & Pearl snares
  • Zildjian, Paiste & Sabian cymbals
  • Pearl Icon drum rack
  • DW5000 hi-hat stand
  • Tama Speed Cobra double kick pedal
  • Behringer XR16 digital mixer
  • RCF 15″ sub & 10″ full range speakers

Previous bands :

  • Russell Emerson Band
  • Ruff & Ready
  • Chugabugs
  • Dirty Martinis
  • Resident band on Fred Olsen Cruise Line

Influences :

  • The usual suspects (Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta etc.) along with Roger Taylor, Jeff Porcaro, Mark Brzezicki, Paul Smith and Carter Beauford. 

When Ian joined Raw Spirit he very quickly became the bedrock that all our sound now sits on. His feel for groove is second to none and has really helped to bring a real drive to the band. He also brought a monster kit !!!!!

Ian Gourlay

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