Vic Firth Artist, John O.Reilly is currently recording and touring with the Grammy-nominated, Multi-Platinum Trans-Siberian Ochestra (west coast) and 02'L. John possess a unique combination of some of the most sought after qualities in drumming: Impeccable meter, feel, and innovational style.

John has recorded and performed with aritsts such as O2'L, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Queen), John Anderson (Yes), Tommy Shaw (Styx), Blackmore's Night, West World, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Joe Lynn Turner, Blue Oyster Cult, Al Pitrelli (Megadeth), Randy Coven (Yngwie Malmsteen), Zack Wylde (Ozzy Osborne), TM Stevens (Steve Vai's band), Steve Morse (Kansas/Dixie Dregs/Deep Purple), Alan Holdsworth, Stanley Jordan, Reb Beach, Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Rod Price (Foghat ), Peter Noone, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Bobby Sherman, Yoko Ono, Richie Havens and more!

While being a bonified rock drummer O. Reilly enhances the dimensions of performances by subtly integrating the styles and early influences of R&B, Jazz and Motown, incorporating them with the underling swing of his own style.

John began playing drums on his 10th birthday, August 31st and turned pro on his 20th, when he recorded his first record with Jazz great Earl Fatha Hines. John started his career with as a member of legendary New York City cult band J.F. Murphy and Salt.

TIn addition to his activities with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, John is also an active educator, mentoring drummers worldwide!



Video Interview:
  Hear about John's long history as a professional drummer - both in the studio and on stage - as well as his gig with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

John's stick of choice:
American Classic® Rock
Oval tip for a full sound. Great for rock and band.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .630"
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