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Joaquin Ortiz Jr.

Joaquin Ortiz Jr.


Joaquin Ortiz Jr.’s first encounter with music happened in middle school, while taking up concert band. Being in front of an audience breathed a feeling into him that nothing else could replicate, and ignited the first step of his musical journey.
In late 2016, he and a few friends started writing music and formed Our Finest Hour. Together they independently released a self-titled EP in 2018, which was recorded with engineer/producer Bobby Ferrari (Bob Kulick, Dee Snyder, Alan Parsons) at Vegas View Recording Studio in Las Vegas, NV. They shared the stage with artists such as Covet, Secrets, Oceans Ate Alaska, Dayseeker, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Rivals, and more.
Joaquin is currently playing drums for TRVLRS, a hard rock/metal band based in Las Vegas, NV. The band’s debut single, "My Own Enemy", which was produced/engineered by Bobby Ferrari (at Skeleton Key Recording in Las Vegas NV), has gained over 40,000 streams since its release in August of 2019. Since the band’s inception, TRVLRS has played shows in support of artists such as Secrets, Awaken I Am, Assuming We Survive, We Were Sharks, In Her Own Words, and Forever Came Calling.
Currently, TRVLRS is recording an EP with Jonas Vece at Second Born Sound in Boulder City, Nevada. A new single will be released soon!

My Soultone Set: 

14” Extreme Hi Hats
17” Custom Brilliant Crash
14” Custom Brilliant China
19” Custom Series Crash
15” Explosion FXO12 Crash
15” Natural Prototype Crash
21” Extreme Ride
18” Gospel China