My passion for drumming began at an early age. When I was 7 years old, my father introduced me to the band Rush, and the first thing that caught my attention were the complex and exciting drum fills played by none other than Neil Peart. That same year I received my first drum kit and drumming has been my life’s pursuit ever since.
Fast forward to 2008 and I’m in my first band, “Somewhere In Between.” A lot of my style was developed during my time in this group. From 2010-2014 I was fortunate enough to record an EP in Detroit, Michigan, open up for “The Fall of Troy” in Dallas and Austin, TX during their reunion tour, play a number of SXSW shows, and perform in many other parts of Texas.
My current band is based out of Austin, TX. It is a 5-piece experimental math rock ensemble called “Granite Hands.” The group is a mix of diverse musicians with different backgrounds, styles, and influences. Together we have played two West Coast tours, have been interviewed and featured in numerous blogs and magazines (including Dallas Voyage and TPR), did a filmed performance for UTSA’s News group in San Antonio, TX, won 3rd place in the Instrumental Music category in the 2015 San Antonio Current’s Music Awards, recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX, and in January 2020 released an EP titled “Void,” which features guest guitarist Owayne. We were also recently played on-air by Texas Public Radio and are frequently being interviewed as individual musicians as well.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
“What Does It Sound Like When Artificial Intelligence Learns? Granite Hands Finds Out In New EP”
– tpr.org (READ MORE)
“Projects like Granite Hands are exceptional examples of this wave of self-realized music…”
– sixeightradio.com (READ MORE)
“Meet Sorush Ranjbar and Cesar De Los Santos of Granite Hands in Denton”
– Voyage Dallas (READ MORE)