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Bill Smith ~ Sonic Metals / Bio

Bill is a drummer/percussionist who has always had a passion for sound and rhythm. Early exposure to rock music and later jazz and 20th Century classical, greatly influenced his musical direction.

Bill's journey would soon take him down another path when he began listening to traditional music from various parts of the globe. He began to focus on Middle Eastern percussion as well as a variety of other ethnic percussion instruments.

In 2001 Bill began to experiment with improvisations and compositions on gongs, singing bowls and other metal percussion. These explorations eventually led to the recording of his first solo CD in 2011 entitled "Music for Gongs, Bells and Singing Bowls.

Bill has been fortunate to share the stage and studio with some amazing musicians playing rock, fusion, jazz, avant-garde and Celtic music.

Today Bill's primary focus is his solo percussion/gong music, but he also serves as a free lance musician, performing with various ensembles upon request.

For more information go to Bill's main website at http://drumist3.wix.com/billsmith. CD's can be purchase through his site under the "Store" tab, or at CD baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billsmithsonicmetals).

General Info

Band Members
gongs, bells, singing bowls, frame drums, doumbek, drum set, balaphone, udu, Wavedrum, etc., etc., etc.
Artist Name
Bill Smith ~ Sonic Metals
Home Page
World / Ambient / Avant-Garde

Contact Info

Winston Salem, NC

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