Carlos Solorzano

Carlos Solorzano

Billy Shaw, Jr., Revolver. and Composer for Television & Film

Carlos Solorzano is a professional drummer & songwriter from Southern Arizona available for drumming services & music licensing opportunities. He writes original instrumental compositions that fit mostly in the world music category that are either thematic or multi-percussion with a tribal feel that have been featured on close to 20 television shows around the world including Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, America's Top Model, Live: With Regis and Kathie Lee, Weekly with Ed Gordon, Sunday Best, various shows on the BBC including Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession & Rhys to the Rescue, Viva Hollywood (MTV & VH1), The Big Party on E! Entertainment Television. He has also won multiple ASCAPLUS songwriting awards and grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in order to write and record more compositions for licensing purposes. Many of his drumming compositions have also been featured on his solo CD "Desert Drummer," which is available on Amazon. He is currently working on new music both for licensing and a new solo CD.

He is also a solo drum set artist that adapts world rhythms to the kit in order to imitate the sound of a percussion combo. He has performed this is act in clubs and festivals all over Arizona and California and in a master class setting at places such as the Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix, KGUN;'s Tucson Morning Blend Television Show, Pima Community College, Tucson Children's Museum and the Carson Community Center and at special events like the Arizona Black Film Showcase, AFASA African Festival and at other special events throughout the state of Arizona.

He is also the drummer for two working country bands, Billy Shaw Jr. & Revolver and a member of the Blue Note Ritual while continuing to freelance both live and in the studio. He is also now teaching percussion part time at St. Augustine Catholic High School in Tucson, AZ.

Carlos has been featured both as a performer and writer from DRUM! Magazine and is endorsed by and proudly uses: Soultone Cymbals, Hansenfutz Pedals, Drum Dots & Ahead Sticks & Accessories

My Soultone Set: 

14 inch Custom Brilliant Hi Hats
12 inch Custom Series Crash
16 inch Custom Series Crash
16 inch Custom Brilliant Crash
18 inch Extreme China
20 inch Custom Brilliant Ride