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– GUNASH/N.y.X/3x0/Independent

Danilo Abaldo, aka Danny Abaldo “P@nnico”, is an Italian Drummer, Percussionist and Teacher of drums and percussion.

Born on 28 September, 1978 and raised in the city of Bra, northwest of Italy, he first picked up the drumsticks at age 14 and began lessons with the Italian pro drummer Bruno Astesana and with Skip Hadden, drums teacher at Berklee Boston College of Music, for several years.

Meanwhile Danilo began attending the Percussion and Piano Classes at the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” in Turin and then in Cuneo.

Over the years he has frequented Master Classes of drums, percussion and musical education with internationally renowned artists such as Gregg Bissonette, Billy Cobham, Chad Wackerman, Akira Jimbo, Gavin Harrison, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Claudio Romano, Franco Rossi, Daniele Vineis, etc.

Danilo has always been involved in various musical projects, in different styles and genres, gaining a lot of experience thanks to Live and Studio sessions also with internationally renowned Artists and recording albums distributed all over the world.
Currently he’s the drummer of the Alternative/Rock Band Gunash, of the Eclectic Prog/Rock Band N.y.X and of the French Pop/Rock capillotracté Band TroisFoisRien3x0 from Paris.

He signed for the Go Down Records with the Gunash Band, produced and with the keyboards of Rami Jaffee of Foo Fighters since 2012, with which he recorded the last Gunash’s album “Great Expectations” at Fonogenic Studios in Los Angeles and with excellent reviews all over the world, including on Rolling Stone Magazine. With Gunash he toured throughout Europe and United States of America (Whisky a Go Go headliner too), supporting the Tours of artists such as Nick Oliveri (Queen Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Mondo Generator), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Dad Daisies), Jonny Kaplan (All-Stars Bitch Band, Lazy Stars).

With the N.y.X Band he collaborated and recorded with legends of Progressive Rock like Adrian Belew (King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator, Alan Sorrenti, Peter Gabriel), Trey Gunn (King Crimson, David Sylvian, Alice) and more.
Danilo won the “Prog Awards 2010” with N.y.X's second album “Down In Shadows” (Electromantic Music Records).

He is currently a Teacher of drums and percussion in two different Schools of Music with several students and carries out the educational project of collaboration with the young musicians of the Offerta Musicale Institute’s Orchestra.

Some of his biggest musical influences are the drumming of Bill Bruford, Gavin Harrison, Guy Evans, Buddy Rich, John Bonham, Franz Di Cioccio, Christian Vander, Matt Cameron, Dave Grohl, Mike Portnoy.
Danilo is a technical, experienced and versatile drummer, endowed with great musical originality, with not always conventional rhythmic solutions and with the ability to create a solid interaction of the groove played by the band's rhythm section.

“…I chose to play Soultone Cymbals because they have a high quality of manufacture and a great sound, clean, brilliant and powerful at the same time, without washing out the dynamics of the performance. Soultone Cymbals allow to express myself better during my Live performances and in the Recording Studio! Danny Abaldo P@nnico”.

Danny Abaldo P@nnico Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danilo.abaldo
GUNASH Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gunashband
Gunash Official Website: https://www.godownrecords.com/gunash
Gunash Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gunash_music
VIDEO “Death Comes” w/ Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYdcOO4V0qc
VIDEO at Go Down Records Studio w/ Rami Jaffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8asIbOG_lc
N.y.X Official Website: http://www.nyxsound.com

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