Podcast Ep 2: Curt Bisquera

Curt Bisquera, also known as “Kirkee B.”, is one of the most popular studio and touring drummers in the world. Curt began playing drums at age 3 and was playing professionally by the time he was in grade school. After finishing high school Curt attended Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute. One of Curt’s teachers at MI was Joe Porcaro and eventually met the late drumming legend Jeff Porcaro. Jeff became a huge influence for Bisquera and eventually went on to recommend him for work.

While at the Musician’s Institute Curt heard that Morris Day & The Time were auditioning for a new drummer. He got the gig and Curt went on to tour with Morris Day which led on to him working with other well known artists including Shalamar and Sheena Easton. Curt went on to tour with Belinda Carlisle where he met legendary producer Don Was who hired him to play drums on Bonnie Raitt’s massive Grammy winning hit Luck Of The Draw.

Curt became one of the most in demand session drummers recording and performing with many great artists including Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty & The Heartbrakers, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Etta James, The Dixie Chicks, Spice Girls, Ricky Martin, and many more.

Curt Bisquera continues to be in high demand for both recordings and live work and recently developed his own signature bass guitar envelope filter pedal with West Co Pedals. Endorsements: DW Drums, Latin Percussion, Paiste Cymbals, Remo, Vater, SKB, Big Fat Snare Drum, Jerry Harvey Audio, Tunner Fish Lug Locks, Canopus, Audio-Technica.

Links: Website: curtbisquera.com
Instagram: instagram.com/curtbisq
Twitter: twitter.com/curtbisq

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