Corky Gainsford’s music career has encompassed a wide variety of expertise as a drummer, producer, songwriter, recording engineer, vocalist, and visual artist. He is currently the Music Director, Drummer, and String Player (Guitar/Bass) player for the BLUE MAN GROUP “National Tour,”.

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…

Live Performances With:
Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)
Dean & Rob DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
Asia (Featuring John Payne)
Franky Perez (Apocalyptica)
Todd Kerns (Slash & The Conspirators)
Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)
Andrew Freeman (Last In Line / The Offspring)

Live Shows on the Las Vegas Strip:
Blue Man Group, Raiding The Rock Vault, Tenors of Rock, Queens of Rock, 80’s Station, The Whip Its, Velvet Elvis, Han Valen, Original Chaos, Todd Kerns & The Anti-Stars, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Limit, Loveshack, Even Flow, Swipe Right, and more!

Studio Drumming Sessions:
A variety of singles and albums in the rock, pop, metal, country, and hip-hop genres.

To work with Corky on any upcoming tours or studio recordings, please
CONTACT him directly via this website.


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