is a professional drummer
and a popular drum clinician.
Brien grew up in Australia, and lives in Sydney
. Chris Brien is currently one of Australia's most in demand live and studio drummers. He has been named "The Drumming Wizard Of Oz" because his musical talent. Chris Brien does many workshops around Australia and in other parts of the world. His style is unlike any other drummer because his ability to make the sound of five or six drummers at once. Chris has been multi nominated for ARIA
& MO awards
As a performing artist Chris Brien rose to prominence in the mid 1990s as resident drummer/percussionist with the highly succssful Swoop a Sydney based band with several number one and top ten hits both at home and abroad.Chris' extensive studio
and "live" experience as well as his innovative approach to drumset playing has established him as one of Australia's foremost clinicians and drum/percussion educators
. Chris Brien also writes a monthly drum column for the Sydney music magazine, 'The Rock-itt'. Chris holds teaching positions at several prominent schools and colleges as well as running 'Chris Brien's Drum
Clinic' in Sydney."Chris is featured regularly in Australia's leading Drum magazine, "Drum Scene" and has performed in clinic alongside such drumming greats as Thomas Lang
, Dave Weckl
, Steve Smith
, Chad Wackerman
and Jimmy Degrasso
, just to name a few.
Besides recording on many top selling hits, releasing... Read More