Los Angeles, California, USA
band: Leyenda Urbana / Golden State Band
STICK SIZE: 5AR
Born in Santa Barbara CA, Raul Madrid was born to a family that music was a part of life. At the age of 2, he suffered an accident where 90% of his body suffered 3rd degree burn. Due to his injuries, he disliked going out in public because he was constantly being picked on, but one thing that really got his attention was drums after hearing music by Los Tigres Del norte. At the age of 4, his parents got him his first drum set and learned tunes by his favorite artists. As the years went by, Raul relocated in his teen years to Moreno Valley, where he took part in the local metal core scene and also at the age of 15, he began playing in the local bars in the inland empire and the surrounding cities as well. At the age of 21, he decided to further his musical education and moved to Hollywood, CA where he attended Musicians Institute. After graduating, he began playing all of Southern California with a variety of bands and artists and also took part in some tours that covered the United States. It’s was in 2017, where he met Martin Fregoso, and was asked to fill in for the band he was in, Leyenda Urbana, that was going to do a tour in Mexico. After the tour in Mexico, he was asked to join the band as a full member, which he accepted. Raul is currently endorsed by TRX cymbals and continue to work hard to perfect his craft.