Corky Gainsford’s music career has encompassed a wide variety of expertise as a drummer, producer, songwriter, recording engineer, vocalist, and visual artist. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was performing as the lead drummer on the nationwide BLUE MAN GROUP “Speechless Tour,” scheduled across the USA for a year full of theater dates.
Corky has been a professional musician for almost two decades, performing extensively with BLUE MAN GROUP since 2001 in their Las Vegas and Touring Productions, as well as several TV special-appearances (The Tonight Show (3x), America’s Got Talent, the Latin Grammy Awards with Ricky Martin, and more). He was also the lead drum kit player on the 4x Multi-Platinum “Complex Rock Tour Live” DVD.
Corky is the primary member and songwriter for the band CODE RED RIOT, whose debut album Mask was released via Sony RED Music / Century Media Records in 2018. Corky performed all the vocals, drums, bass, rhythm guitar on the album, while also co-producing the effort alongside Shawn McGhee (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Papa Roach, Hellyeah).
Previously, Corky was a primary member of OTHERWISE (Century Media Records), multi-tasking as their drummer, co-songwriter and co-producer from 2011-2015. He was pivotal in the band’s rise to fame, with five Top 20 Active Rock hits and 80,000 albums sold worldwide during his tenure with the band. Their song “Soldiers” was the highest-selling debut rock single in 2012, which Corky co-produced and co-wrote alongside legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Seether, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm).
Corky has become well-known for his ability to learn new music quickly, think on his feet, and adapt to a number of unique musical situations. This reputation has afforded him a plethora of unique opportunities, including studio drumming sessions in a variety of genres (rock, pop, country, and hip-hop), and a myriad of live shows on the Las Vegas Strip (Raiding The Rock Vault, Tenors of Rock, 80’s Station, The Whip Its, and more).
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