I am a PLATINUM ARTIST(S) Drummer available for Studio work, tour, music events, temporary fill in or Permanent band member (for the right project). I've worked with tons of World renowned Artists/Bands and live for the stage!
Metal - Rock - Pop - Hip-Hop - Electronic/EDM - I love it all :) I have 19+yrs Experience playing live, 100% Pro Gear & Ready to hit the road on extremely short notice! I currently play a Custom DW Kit / Full Pearl Drum Rack + Electronic Roland Drum Kit (if needed.)
I am also an Actor so if there's something you feel I'd be fit for, feel free to shoot me a message.
Thanks, I look forward to speaking with you.
What to Expect
Professionalism, Pro Gear & Passion. I'm dedicated to every project & LIVE to play LIVE.
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Hey guys, I've been playing Drums and Performing Live since the age of 12. Music is my life! I enjoy playing all types of music (Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Pop). I use 100% Pro Equipment and have a great personality (fun to work with).
Thanks for your interest in my skills,
Get in touch and let's make some moves!
Born in Queens, NY Allen Benatar has been a dedicated drummer and live performer for as long as he can remember. At the age of thirteen, with an unspeakable amount of practice and dedication, live -in school plays, Allen finally got the five piece Pearl Export Series drum kit that he had been dreaming about. As a young child, Allen always knew he would grow up to be the passionate musician he is today.
"The energy that runs through my body when I pick up a pair of sticks is unreal. The stage is my home, playing in front of people is what I live for.. At that moment, nothing else matters."
In 1997, Allen met with a group of talented musicians who would eventually grow to be the relentless forces of their band, "Through the Discipline". TTD released over three CD/EP's and in 2004 their Debut Full Length CD/LP "Art of Survival" and sold thousands of copies worldwide. After a dozen U.S. / Canadian tours and signing with the Japanese record label "Gods Child Music" the band split, leaving Allen starving for more.
Six months after the end of TTD, Allen met (via Myspace) Felipe Roa & Chris Leblanc, 2 musicians from Boston Massachusetts who would then form "ACARO". Within 6 months of traveling by bus and driving from N.Y. to Boston every weekend for practice, Allen finally made the move to Boston, MA with his new guitarist Felipe to make his long life dream a reality. After 1 year and by only their third live performance together, the band was opening for National Metal acts such as "Lamb Of God", "In Flames", "All That Remains" & "Unearth" to name a few.
After being with the band for two successful years, Allen decided it was time for him to expand his musical spectrum and pursue other opportunities leaning more toward "Commercial Music."
Allen's contributions to every group he has joined the stage with are remarkable. He is able to manipulate his set in ways that no one has dared to try. Blessed with a rare ability to intuitively compute measures of time and beat, Allen's artful competitive edge is endless.
Always ahead of his game, Allen's unique drumming style entails extremely fast and coordinated drum patterns that are recognized by many of his fans. His highly technical circular double-bass patterns and his off-time signature beats are extraordinarily uncommon. Allen continues to tour around the country and his impressive custom DW Lavender Lacquer drum kit doesn't leave his side.
Allen's internal fire burns solely for the desire to be the perpetual cutting-edge of the music industry. His talents and contributions have endless Possibilities and his desire to learn and grow are extremely admirable... (more)
Additional Booking Notes
- PRO Custom DW Drum Kit (Live)
- Roland TD-9 Electronic (Studio/Live if needed)
- Triggers (If needed)
- Ready to hit the road!
Influences & Inspiration
I've worked with tons of Artists/Bands in the following Genres: Metal, Hard Rock, Pop, EDM/DJ's, Hip-Hop (Platinum Artists) & more. I love all types of music, very open minded.