Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Casey Grillo has, over the last twenty years, developed into one of the most admired, respected and versatile drummers playing anywhere in the world. Casey began honing his skills when he was only eight years old and was working with national artists while he was still in his teens. As a sixteen year old prodigy Casey was recording and touring with CBS artist Debra Dejean who was nominated for a Grammy for her song "Goose Bumps." Capitalizing on his passion and love for the drums and taking advantage of the global love of good music, Casey soon found himself not only touring the US but also playing in bands from as far away as Sweden, Russia and Finland.
Casey is now most often associated with Kamelot, one of the most original and prestigious acts within the genre of Metal. Casey joined Kamelot in 1997 and has contributed to, and played on, Kamelot'ís last nine albums, which have sold many hundreds of thousands of copies in Europe, The United States and South America. Kamelot is one of metal'ís most active touring bands and Casey finds himself on the road, in some distant country, for many months each year. Casey'ís skills have developed through more than twenty years as a professional studio and recording musician and his playing draws respect from musicians and fans wherever he is seen. His double bass skills are astounding and his hands and overall technique reveal a studied and musical past.
Casey is now based in Tampa, Florida and has been the touring drummer for Queensryche for the past 2 years. When he is not on the road with Queensryche, he can be found, producing artists at his studio, playing with local musicians and passing on his skills through private lessons. Casey is proud to endorse DW Drums, Zildjian cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Vic Firth sticks as well as the Beatnik Rhythm Analyzer and Toca Percussion.
Web page: caseygrillo.com