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About Brian Radock 

As a multifaceted professional freelance drummer/percussionist in New York City with over 20 years of experience and pedigree, Brian Radock has been internationally recognized on a multitude of percussion instruments in a vast variety of genres.

Since moving to New York City in 2011 after receiving a Masters Degree in Music Performance, Brian has performed with over 50 bands of various genres (rock, pop, jazz, world, Latin, hip-hop, EDM, and more), over 40 musicals on drums and/or percussion, has been the principal percussionist over a dozen times in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall with Symphony Orchestras, and performed with several Tony Award and Academy Award winners/nominees.

Recent highlights include...

  • Joined Jennifer Hudson and her band as their first live percussionist. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic. January 2022.

  • Principal Percussionist/Drummer/Timpanist in Carnegie Hall 9 times with various ensembles and Symphony Orchestras

  • Drummer/Band Manager at Universal Studios Florida for the Beads and Brass Band for Mardi Gras, Spring 2021 & 2022

  • Toured China twice as the Drummer/Percussionist/Composer/Writer for Funikijam show, 2019. 

  • Principal Timpanist for "Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki" with the Hollywood Film Music Orchestra and Composer/Conductor Joe Hisaishi (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, "Spirited Away") in Carnegie Hall, 2018

  • Drummer for original musical Call It Love by Chilina Kennedy (Carol King in Beautiful: The Carol King Musical) starring Jenn Colella (Tony Nominee for Come From Away), 2018

  • Held the drumming chair on Broadway for the historically successful show, The Illusionists: Turn Of The Century at the Palace Theater, 2016-17.

  • Drums/Percussion for World Tour of the Broadway show Soul Doctor starring Josh Young (Tony Nominee for Jesus Christ Superstar), 2018. - Composed/arranged/developed the Drum Score. 

  • Toured Italy 3 times with a folk trio playing cajon and percussion while performing over 110 shows.

    • This included a stint of 31 shows in 31 days in 31 cities in Italy, which set an Italian record for most consecutive shows by an international artist.

  • Guest Timpani Concerto Soloist performing Raise The Roof by Michael Daugherty with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

  • Held the drumming chair and co-wrote the drum score for the original Off-Broadway show, Real Men: The Musical at New World Stages in 2016.

  • Drummer/Percussionist for Tour with The Dallas Brass, 2018

  • Coordinator/Composer for Jennifer Lopez at the McDonald's International Convention featuring 90 drummers for over 30,000 attendees 

  • Featured drummer for the O Music Awards Live on MTV and VH1 in 2013.

  • Drummer/Percussionist at Walt Disney World for Candlelight Processional, Christmas Parade, and more


  • Performed with world renown artists Kansas, Rickey Minor (Whitney Houston MD), Andrew W.K., Fred Nelson III (Aretha Franklin MD), Casting Crowns, Chris McQueen (Snarky Puppy), Paul Jackson Jr. (Michael Jackson Guitarist), Lucy Woodward, Questlove (The Roots), The Dallas Brass, Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band, Annie Moses Band, Chad Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Bijon Watson, Big Daddy Weave, Marky Ramone, and more.


Brian won the 2006 DCI Timpani Individuals Competition with a self-composed solo called "Classical Rock" as a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum Corps. In 2008, Brian won the PASIC Timpani Individuals Competition with the same solo. (See Videos tab)


While in High School, Brian won several national percussion competitions, concerto scholarships, was principal percussionist for the BOA Honor Band of America 3 years in a row, and was chosen for a solo marimba tour in Japan in 2005 with Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush as a musical ambassador, which included a solo marimba performance at the 2005 World Expo for thousands. 

Originally from Orlando, FL, Brian Radock received his training at the Interlochen Center For The Arts in Michigan for over 11 years and from his parents, Beth & Danny Gottlieb, who are both internationally renown drummers/percussionists, along with his father Bob Radock, who was Director of Music Entertainment at Walt Disney World for over 30 years. He received his BM Degree from Rollins College and his MM from the University of Alabama, where he taught/composed/coordinated/developed the percussion section for the famed Million Dollar Band.

Carnegie Hall for the 8th time for “Musi
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