Stefano “The Machine” Ashbridge (Rakit)

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Electronica Drummer of the Year – 13th Annual LA Music Awards

Drummer and educator Stefano Ashbridge was never bothered by a song stuck in his head. He welcomed what seemed to plague everyone else. This passion for music has taken him on a journey of over twenty years playing, teaching, recording, and touring internationally. Known for playing in various musical settings (including: rock, pop, blues, funk, and heavy metal), he has formed a creative style of playing; always serving the song, and making it sound and feel good.

He has studied drum set percussion with world class drummers such as Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, New Edition) and Mark Schulman (Pink, Foreigner). He also studies music business, songwriting, and audio engineering.

Originally from Naples, Italy, he is now working professionally in Los Angeles. Some of the bands Stefano has worked with include Brad Wilson of Stone, Rakit, Alan Ritchson, and Grammy nominee Derek Jordan. He also took home the “Electronica Drummer of The Year” award at the L.A. Music Awards. (Download Stefano’s Media Kit HERE)