ABOUT FEDERICO PAULOVICH
LIVE/STUDIO DRUMMER | CLINICIAN | TEACHER
LIVE/STUDIO DRUMMER | CLINICIAN | TEACHER
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.
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), Oliver Onions, 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.
• Quelli Che (Rai 2, 2021)
• Colorado (Italia1, 2015)
• Non Smettere Di Sognare (RTI Mediaset, 2011)
• Saturday Night Live (Italia1, season 2008/09)
• Talentuno (Italia 1, 2007)
• Sei Un Mito (Canale 5, 2005)
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)
• Sonor International Drum Festival (Russia - 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.
Fede is also a very active studio drummer and has been involved in more than 50 different music projects, recording drums for full-lenght albums, EPs, and singles of the following artists:
Destrage, Devin Townsend, Pino Scotto, Filippo Dall’Inferno, Deva, I Nastri, Goodwines, Olly Riva & The Soul Rockets, Cecilia Stallone, Nicola Denti, Sun Titan, Synthesis, Got No Ego, Red West, Deceit Machine, Taku Yabuki, Gianluca Del Fiol, (Pop)sibilities, Leave The Memories, Maurizio Pirovano, Mark Rossi, Andrew Timli, Furor Gallico, Traces Of You, 7th Break, Ray Kidburn, Bastian, Cold Heart, Ciqui, Mattia Corti, Roberto Martinazzo, Gabry Vainiglia, Motel Noire, Jemin-x, Gabriel Giannella, Amniotic Count, Choirs of Veritas, Umi, RGB, Malta Bastarda, Pericolodincendio, e various RTI Mediaset jingles and productions.
His passion for drums and music and his vocation for education led Fede to begin teaching drums at a very young age, privately at first and then in some of the best schools in Milan:
• Skull of Rock (MMI branch) - 2007/08
• Civica Scuola di Musica di Sesto S.G - 2009/10
• Accademia Del Suono - 2009/2013
• Rock TV School - 2011/12
• NAM Bovisa - since 2013
In 2019 he starts his own drums academy, the “Federico Paulovich DRUMS:COOL”, in collaboration with NAM Bovisa and World Music Studio, where he teaches students from all over the country.