Basic Background Info

Birth: January 19, 1971
Location: Orange County, California
Band: The Doors of the 21st Century, Firebug
Genres: Rock, Funk, Fusion
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Ty Dennis can't remember a time in his life when he wasn’t drumming; his father, an accomplished jazz drummer, always had a drum set in the house. Ty Dennis’s early exposure to jazz, rock, and funk influenced his style.

In the mid-1990s, Ty Dennis established himself as a quality session drummer, impressing band members, audiences, and producers. Throughout his nineteen years of professional experience Ty Dennis worked with artists in many musical genres.  His credits include legendary band The Doors of the 21st Century, The Robby Krieger Band, The Motels, Elephant Ride, and his two current projects, Firebug and Three From None. Ty also made several television appearances, including the Carson Daly Show, Craig Kilbourn, MTV Japan, and VH1 Classics.

When Stewart Copeland broke his arm, Ty filled in for him in The Doors of the 21st Century. After a few television performances and live concerts, the band asked Ty to replace Copeland. Ty joined them on a world tour and continued to perform with them today.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1997 Fence Insulated
2001 Fragile Firebug
2004 L.A. Woman Live The Doors of the 21st Century
2007 End of the World Fire Bug


  • Ty's son, Noah Collin Dennis, was born in 2006.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Bosphorus
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Attack
Sticks: Vic Firth

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