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John Matranga / Bio

I am available for studio sessions - please contact me should you need any drumming on your project.

Well, as you may have gathered, I like to play the drums. I've been in a few Houston area bands: M-Politik, Quoting Red, Mary Tyler Moron, DuneTx, Osirus®, and Dashboard Saints. I'm a lifelong drummer and fifth-generation native Houstonian. Performed on several albums with various artists and continue to write & perform on records in Houston, most recently with my band Dashboard Saints. A seasoned live performer who has had the privilege of sharing the stage with some of my musical heroes. I've performed with some amazingly talented artists and am a better musician for it. From the social commentary of M-Politik, to the ethereal rock of Quoting Red, to the buzzsaw edge of MTM, to the power pop of Dunetx, and to my time now with Osirus and Dashboard Saints, it's all leading me somewhere. I'll tell you when I get there…

Songs featured on this page...

drums / backing vox - me;
bass / lead vox - Jesse Cisneros;
guitars / backing vox - Kevin Moeder;

'Tall, Dark, & Dirty'
drums / backing vox - me;
guitars / lead vox - Kevin Moeder;
bass / backing vox - Jesse Cisneros

'Just Hang On!'
drums / lead vox - me;
guitars / backing vox - Kevin Moeder;
bass / backing vox - Jesse Cisneros

'Victim' & 'I Wake Up':
drums - me;
guitars - Ernest Garcia;
vox - Kimberly Jason;
bass - Philip Tappe;

'Holding Hands on Concrete':
drums - me;
guitars - Ernest Garcia;
vox - Amanda Lynea;
bass - Al Alvarez;

'Flowers & Meat':
drums - me;
guitars - Robin Ervin;
bass - Noria Serafini;
vox - Sarah Whatley

'I Don't Wanna Work', 'Control Freak', & 'Under A Spell':
drums - me;
guitars - Ernest Garcia;
bass - Philip Tappe;
vox - Amy McCurdy;

General Info

Band Members
Artist Name
John Matranga
Profile Page
Rock / Hard Rock / Alternative Rock

Contact Info

Houston, TX