Yamaha Drums welcomes new Artsit: Veronica Bellino
Veronica Bellino's unique drumming style is characterized by intricate percussive patterns shaped by pop, funk, fusion and hard-rock visionaries. From the tender age of 12, carefully listening to timeless players such as Dave Weckl, Carter Beauford and Danny Carey, Veronica was inspired to pick up the sticks and master her craft.
It was in 2011 when Jeff Beck discovered Veronica in the internet and instantly got in contact asking Veronica to join his band. Since then she is a permanent member of Jeff´s band, that will be touring worldwide in 2012/2013.
Veronica´s musical career started, as she embarked on many musical projects with industry pro’s and rock legends. Veronica was the full time drummer for recording artist Rob Balducci, promoting his record, "The Color of Light." Veronica performed with Balducci from 2004 to 2007, participating in a UK tour with Richie Kotzen (formerly of Poison and Shrapnel Recording) and US shows with Michael Schenker, Uli John Roth, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), UFO, James Labrie (Dream Theater), and Vernon Reid (Living Colour).
In July 2006, the Rob Balducci band paired with label mate Dave Weiner (Steve Vai) for “A Night of Pure Guitar,”. With receiving recognition from the legendary rock drummer, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Cactus, Ozzy Ozzbourne, Pink Floyd) Veronica was accepted as a member of his dynamic, explosive, physical drum show called SLAMM!!. Described as “Stomp on steroids,” Veronica joined Appice, along with 3 other eclectic drummers and a guitar player. Their album "Apocalyptica" was recorded in 2008 featuring Veronica on drums and Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Guns and Roses) on bass.
Veronica joined LL Cool J's Platinum Harvest recording artists, 2009, illuminating the band's hip hop-rock sound with her sense of groove and musicianship.
The group hit Wyclef Jean's Platinum Sound Studio in New York City to record their debut album.
With numerous gig commitments, corporate performances and freelance recording sessions Veronica Bellino’s career can be safely assessed as on the move.
Veronica will be playing Yamaha Stage Custom kits. 100% pure Birch shells deliver the perfect sound for Veronica´s inimitable drumming style that balances progressively nuanced concepts with blistering chops and relentless groove, her sound is a percussive force that’s always in demand.
We are happy to welcome Veronica to the Yamaha Drum Artist family.