“…On the drums, ‘The Monster’ himself…Just a beast,
the monster Ty Dennis.”–Ray Manzarek from The Doors
Ty Dennis :: World-Class Drummer
Born the son of an accomplished jazz drummer, there’s no wonder why Ty Dennis is receiving rave reviews. Ty was practically born with a pair of drumsticks in his hands and can’t remember a time in his life when he didn’t play. His early exposures to jazz, rock, and funk influences are major contributors to his unique voice on the drums today.
In 2003 Ty was handpicked to fill the drum seat for the departed drumming icon Stewart Copeland with rock and roll legends Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek (with Ian Astbury of The Cult on vocals) in the band The Doors of the 21st Century. Numerous world tours and T.V. appearances helped to expose thousands of fans around the globe to his conviction and command behind the drums.
In addition to playing with The Doors of the 21st Century, Ty’s musical diversity enables him to play with an assorted group of artists such as:
(Martha Davis and The Motels, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Elephant Ride, Firebug, The Robby Krieger Band) and share the stage with many talented and renown friends (Mark Farner – Grand Funk, Warren haynes – Govt Mule/Allman Bros, John Popper – Blues Traveler, Gary Hoey, Kip Winger and many others).
From sold out concert dates in Argentina, Greece, and the famous Wembley Arena in England to live T.V. appearances including the Carson Daly Show, The Craig Kilborn Show, MTV Japan,VH1 Classics, and VH1’s ‘Decades Live’, Ty continues to deliver world-class drumming on every occasion.
Selected discography credits include audio recordings with The Doors of The 21st Century, Firebug, Martha Davis and The Motels, alternative rockers Elephant Ride, Insulated, and Virgil, indie rockers Ultraviolet Eye and The Bloody Lovelies, pop/rock artists Larry Marciano and Tina Digeorge, modern country artist Rachel Stacy, and straight-ahead jazz guitarist Sam Graham to name a few. He can also be seen on the live concert DVD ‘The Doors of the 21st Century ‘L.A. Woman Live’.
Aside From Ty’s talent and range of experience, he is known for his exceptional work ethic which he brings to every project. His hard work and reliability proves that he is truly a professional who loves what he does.