Paul Gonzalez

Band: Independent

"Whether I am on the road or in the studio, I can always rely on that amazing Aquarian Drumhead sound and durability to get the job done right."


Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Paul Alexander Gonzalez began playing drums and percussion when he joined his elementary school band at the age of 11. He received many awards and accolades early on in grade school, and they would continue throughout his high school and college years. Some of these awards include: Texas All State Band/Orchestra (3 years in HS), Most Outstanding Freshman, Junior, and Senior Awards at Sam Houston State University, C.R. Hackney Award for Music Education, the Berklee College of Music Percussion Department Achievement Award, and Regional and State winner of the first Percussive Arts Society International Drum Set Competition.

Paul currently resides in the Los Angeles area, where he is active as a performer, studio musician, and composer. He has had the honor of performing, touring, and or recording with many artists including: The Rembrandts, Chaka Khan, Nelly Furtado, Sheila E, Richie Kotzen, Wynonna Judd, Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Jose Feliciano, Jon Secada, Cristian Castro, Louie Shelton, Carlos Vives, Jorge Calandrelli, Brian McKnight, Lonnie Jordan, DJ Kane, Nicho Hinojosa, Cherie, Jessica Mauboy, Taylor Hicks, Ziggy Marley, Shaila Durcal, Paulina Rubio, and currently with All 4 One.

Some of Paul’s performances on TV shows, commercials, films, and live television include: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, “In Performance” at the White House, The Latin Grammys, CD USA, MTV, The US Open, MUN2, Vina Del Mar, Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Hoy, Ritmo Internacional, and Conciertos Clandestinos.

Paul has composed many TV commercial and show cues including work for Univision, UPN show – 7 Days, CSI, CSI Miami, and the FOX show – Johnny Zero. Paul has three published works with Row-Loff Productions: Bump Thump, Blast Off, and Flying Start.

Paul has a B.M. in Music Education from Sam Houston State University, a B.M. in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music (Summa Cum Laude), and is an Honors Graduate from Hanna High School in Brownsville, Texas.

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Coated Focus-X

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Clear or Coated Response 2

Tom Resonant

Classic Clear

Kick Drum Batter

Superkick II

Kick Drum Resonant



Arturo Solar – Beautiful Faces Motion Picture Score. Arturo Solar 2015
Paulina Rubio – Brava (Hoy Me Toca a Mi). Universal Music 2011
Lonnie Jordan – WAR Stories (The World is a Ghetto). Fantasy/Concord Music 2007
DJ Kane – DJ Kane (La Negra Tomasa). EMI Latin 2004
Nelly Furtado – The Party’s Just Begun Remix. Dreamworks Records 2001
Marco Antonio Solis – Trozos de mi Alma 2. Fonovisa 2006
Michelle Crispin – Virgin Voices Vol. II – Tribute to Madonna (Love Don’t Live Here Anymore). Cleopatra/Hypnotic Records 1999
Michelle Crispin – Platinum Girl – Tribute to Blondie (Rapture). Cleopatra/Hypnotic Records 1999
i-5 – i-5 – (Sassy Girl). Giant Records 2000
Chaka Kahn – Nothing’s Wrong (single release). Warner/Paisley Park 2002
Outside – Blue Sky (percussion). Dorado/Warner 1999
David Sylvian – Everything and Nothing (The Scent of Magnolia). Virgin Records 2000
Carlos Vives – Fruta Fresca Remix. EMI 1999
Nicho Hinojosa – Vivir Como Antes. BMG 2003
Nicho Hinojosa – Bar 3. BMG 2002
Marco Antonio Muniz – Por Amor… Adone Queira. BMG 2003
JB Eckl – Sparks. Next Movement Records 2010
Brina – Under One Sun. Tribal Records 2011
Lou Ann Lee – Higher and Higher. Eternal Perspective Records 2014
Ryan Bresser – Groundwater. Yellow Tilt Records 2007
Adriana – Marcas de Ayer. Insignia Records 1999
Mane de la Parra – Historias de Novela. MDLP Records 2011
Mane de la Parra – Mane. Side B Music 2010
Brad and Keesha Sharp – The Gift. Sharper Entertainment 2013
Jimmy Haslip – Red Heat (Vaya – percussion). Unitone Recordings 2000
Claudia Brant – Por Capricho. Brantunes 2007
Shaka Buku – Reggae Rock Hop. Empower Records 2003
Dan Sistos – The Road to Euphoria. DSI Music 2011
Dan Sistos – Live in Concert CD & DVD. DSI Music 2012
Jameison Trotter – One Time Out of Ten. Luna Records 2010
Esteban – Best of Esteban. Strip City Records 2006
Aubrey Wood – Aubrey Wood. Insignia Records 2010
Sol – Sol. Warner Music 2000
Dian Diaz – Dian Diaz. DNA 2003
Silvana – Complices al Rescate – Silvana. BMG 2002
Mariana – Complices al Rescate – Mariana. BMG 2002
Complices al Rescate – El Gran Finale. BMG 2002
Todd Herzog – A Shelter of Peace. Vox Art Music 2011
Brad Sharp – Old Man:The Luna Sessions. Sharper Entertainment 2011
Cyan – Tal Como Soy. Universal/Musica Unica 2006
Aventuras en el Tiempo – Aventuras en el Tiempo. Fonovisa 1999
Cristina – Cristina. Moon Records 2000
Cristina – Pintor de Illusiones. Moon Records 2004
Alegrije y Rebujos – Alegrije. Warner Music 2003
Alegrije y Rebuhos – Rebujos. Warner Music 2003
Marcelo Berestevoy – Azulejos (La Cita). Traccion a Sangre Records 2012
Patti Rayne – Looks Like Rayne. Rayne Records 2005
Various – Rayitos de Luz. Fonovisa 2001
Nicole Janson – The Same Dust. Bird in Space Records 2001
Red Loquita – Wanna Be Starting Something Remix. ETC Productions 2011
Red Loquita – The Dance, The Song, La Musica. ETC Productions 2008
Somebody’s Sister – Circuits to the Sun. Touch The Sky Records 1998
Brian Cobb – The Tell-Tale Heart. Cobb Music 2000

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