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ABOUT FEDERICO PAULOVICH

LIVE/STUDIO DRUMMER | CLINICIAN | TEACHER

STUDIES:

Fede was born in 1985 near Milan, Italy, and began his musical studies at the age of 9. He took lessons through the years from some of the greatest italian and international drummers and teachers such as Chris Coleman, Rob Carson, Gergo Borlai, Maxx Furian, Alfredo Golino, Stefano Bagnoli and Sergio Pescara. He attended numerous workshops, clinics and masterclasses given by drumming greats including Gavin Harrison, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Johnny Rabb, Marco Minneman, Jojo Mayer, Steve Smith, Benny Greb, Virgil Donati and many more.

COLLABORATIONS:

Best-known as the drummer of Destrage - alternative-metal band that has published 6 records with worldwide distribution (Metal Blade Records, 3Dot Recordings), and done several tours across Europe, UK, Japan, and North America - he is an all-around drummer who has played for a great variety of artists both live and in the studio, performing hundreds of shows and recording dozens of albums of all musical styles. Some of the artist he’s played and toured with are: Paul Di Anno (former Iron Maiden singer), Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé), City of Guitars (Tony Hadley, Nik Kershaw, Katrina an the Waves, Paul Young, Gazebo, Irene Grandi, Samuele Bersani, Ron, Stef Burns, Massimo Varini, Luigi Schiavone, Federico Poggipollini, Pupo), Good Tiger, The Fire, Loredana Errore, Daniele Stefani, Custodie Cautelari (Matt Becker, Maurizio Solieri, Cesareo, Ricky Portera), Jacopo Sarno, Stefano Signoroni, Filippo Dall’Inferno, Arthur Miles (Zucchero), Larry Ray (Earth Wind & Fire), Barbara Evans, Kimberly Covington (Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan) and many more.

DRUM FESTIVALS & CLINIC TOURS:

Everything that’s related to the world of drums, education, and solo-performance, has always had a central role in Fede’s career, and granted him international recognition in the drum community. In 2007 he won the international percussion competition “PercFest - Memorial Naco”, and ever since then he’s been invited to perform at some of the most relevant drum-shows in the world, sharing the stage with the greatest drummers alive:

Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Chris Coleman, Greg Bissonette, Ronald Bruner Jr., Benny Greb, Stanley Randolph, John Riley, Dave Elitch, Pete Ray Biggin, Jost Nickel, Juan Carlito Mendoza, Mike Terrana, Marko Djordjevic, Jason Gianni, Dom Famularo, Flo Mounier and many more.

The list of drum festivals includes:

  • Singapore Drum Festival (Singapore – 2017)
  • AUDW – Australian Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend (Melbourne – 2016)
  • La Rioja Drumming Festival (Spain – 2015)
  • Euro Bass Day (2007, 2012)
  • Groove Day (2008, 2010, 2017)
  • La Lunga Notte Della Batteria – Lucchini Day (2011, 2017)
  • Joe Morello Tribute (2011)
  • Groove Night (2018)
  • PercFest (2008)

Being a very active clinician has always been one of the main focuses in Fede’s career:
Starting out in 2012 as “Opening Act” for the 20 dates of the “Chris Coleman Italian Clinic Tour”, he then begun a long series of successful clinic tours which includes: 3 Clinic Tours in China, 1 Clinic Tour in Spain, 1 European and UK Clinic Tour with Matt Halpern, and 1 Masterclass Tour in Italy, Spain and France along with his long-time friends Chris Coleman and Dave Elitch called the “Level Up Tour”. In the last 10 years he’s done dozens and dozens of clinics all around Italy, Switzerland, Japan and at the Musicians Institute of Los Angeles.

TV SHOWS:

Sei Un Mito (Canale 5, 2005)

Talentuno (Italia 1, 2007)

Saturday Night Live (Italia1, season 2008/09)

Non Smettere Di Sognare (RTI

Mediaset, 2011)

Colorado (Italia 1, 2015)

Quelli Che (Rai 2, 2021)

DISCOGRAPHY:

You can hear Fede’s drumming in the records of the following artists: 

Destrage, Filippo Dall’Inferno, Deva, I Nastri, Goodwines, Olly Riva & The Soul Rockets, Synthesis, Got No Ego, Red West, Deceit Machine, Mark Rossi, Andrew Timli, Furor Gallico, Traces Of You, 7th Break, Ray Kidburn, Cold Heart, Ciqui, Mattia Corti, Roberto Martinazzo, Gabry Vainiglia, Motel Noire, Jemin-x, Gabriel Giannella, Amniotic Count, Malta Bastarda, Pericolodincendio and many more…

He also recorded several songs and jingles for RTI Mediaset, including the soundtrack of “Non smettere di sognare” TV fiction, in which Fede also worked as an actor.

EDUCATION:

After many years of teaching experience, in 2007/2008 Fede is drum teacher in the music academy “Skull Of Rock” (Modern.Music.Institute seat of Milan).

Moreover in September 2008 Fede attended the Private Drum Teacher Seminar held by Dom Famularo and powered by Vic Firth; at the end of which he received the Vic Firth PDT teacher certificate.

From 2009 till 2013 Fede’s been teaching at the renowed “Accademia Del Suono” in Milan, helding masterclasses and individual lessons, while he’s been also teaching at Civica Scuola di Musica di Sesto S.G in 2009/10 and Rock TV School in 2011/12.

Since 2013 he’s been teaching at NAM Bovisa school in Milan, branch of Tullio De Piscopo’s NAM school.

Since 2014 Fede’s been giving masterclasses at MFA school in Bovisio Masciago.

ENDORSEMENT:

Sonor Drums, Ufip Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, Puresound Snarewires, Shiner Triggers and Cables, Porter & Davies Tactile Monitor.