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The greatest names in the percussion world are equipped with the greatest name in the hardware world -- Gibraltar. Fact is, our endorsees use one or more of our products on the road and in the studio.

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Roland Gajate-Garcia
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WE ASKED..... WHY GIBRALTAR?
Gibraltar offers versatility and quality in creating a personalized gear set-up.
 


PROFILE
Roland Gajate-Garcia is the percussionist for the internationally acclaimed television show, American Idol. A dynamic and versatile multi percussionist, Roland brings his energy and talent to the show's house band.

Roland was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and is the son of renowned percussionist/teacher/inventor, Richie Gajate Garcia. Roland has performed worldwide with such artists as Diana Ross, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Mary J Blige, Beyonce Knowles, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, Gloria Estefan, Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, 50 Cent, Nicole Scherzinger and international pop singer, Googoosh. Roland earned his bachelor's degree in music at California State University at Northridge and was mentored there by, Gregg Bissonette. Roland has also studied with his father, Richie Gajate Garcia, and Alex Acuna. Roland occasionally teaches at the Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena. Recordings- American Idol Season 10 and 11 iTunes sessions.

INFLUENCES
Gregg Bissonette, Alex Acuna, Richie Gajate Garcia, Jeff Hamilton.

ADVICE TO ASPIRING MUSICIANS
Expose your self to many styles of music and Practice! Practice! Practice!