KENNY KRAMME

KENNY KRAMME

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: Unknown
Location: Baldwin, New York
Band: Joe Bonamassa
Genres: Rock, Blues
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
Kenny Kramme started drumming as a fifteen-year-old punk. Kenny Kramme played in bands around his hometown for ten years before moving to New York City. In the big city, Kenny Kramme gigged endlessly. Throughout the 1990s, Kenny played every night of the week, often several times each evening. His playing became part of the Bleecker Street community. During this time, Kenny Kramme jammed with Zack Wylde, Glen Tilbrook, Sean Koos, Tony Bruno, Tommy Burns, and Sid McGuiness.

In 1996, Kenny Kramme was part of The Fourth Floor, a comedy skit meets madhouse band. After their first release, The Fourth Floor toured with Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and Kiss. While working with The Fourth Floor at Paradigm Records, Kenny Kramme met platinum producer Bobby Held. Kenny and Bobby worked together for years after The Fourth Floor. With Bobby, Kenny Kramme recorded with Joe Lynn Turners, GARBO TALKS, Paul Stanley, and many more artists. Kenny Kramme proved his skill and finesse with these recordings, and his reputation brought him to sessions with Leslie West, Rick Derringer, Vernon Reid, Akira Kajiyama, Jeff Golub, Al Pitrelli, and Andy Timmons.

In 2001, Kenny Kramme auditioned for the drum seat behind blues/rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Since then, Kenny Kramme has been rocking with Joe and bassist Eric Czar. Their second album together, So, It’s Like That, reached number one on Billboard’s blues chart. The trio toured North America and plans to tour Europe in the future.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1996 We're All Good People...Except the Jerkoffs! The Fourth Floor
1998 Waiting for a Girl Like You Joe Lynn Turner
1998 Mr. Chicken Man Baby Johnson
1998 Garbo Talks Garbo Talks
1999 Hurry Up & Wait Joe Lynn Turner
1999 Under Cover, Vol. 2 Joe Lynn Turner
1999 Riding the Wave Bob Pressner
1999 How Sweet The Sound The Mercenaries
1999 Elliot Salow Elliot Salow
2002 Holy Man Joe Lynn Turner
2002 New Day Yesterday Live Joe Bonamassa
2002 Slam Joe Lynn Turner
2002 So, It's Like That Joe Bonamassa
2003 Blues Deluxe Joe Bonamassa
2004 Blue Planet Jon Paris
2004 Had to Cry Today Joe Bonamassa
 

Noise

 
 
  • While reading a biography of Frank Zappa, Kenny realized that Zappa lived in the apartment right next door to Kenny’s apartment in New York City.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Paiste
Hardware: Drum Workshop
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Sticks: Pro-Mark
 
 

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