40: John O. Reilly Reveals the M.Y.T.H. of the High Paid Musician

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John is the author of The High Paid Musician Myth: How Smart Musicians Start a Business to Create Passive Income Before the High Paid Gigs Come to and end!


John O.Reilly, currently recording and touring with Grammy Nominated,Multi-Platinum Trans-Siberian Orchestra (west coast) is a drummer who possess a unique combination of the most sought after qualities in drumming. Impeccable meter, feel, style and innovativeness makes John the rare find that other musicians often hope of finding.

John has recorded, performed live, and appeared on video with some of the best, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh (Eagles)Richie Cannata (Billy Joel) John Anderson(Yes) Geoff Tate (Queensryche)Tommy Shaw (Styx),Blackmore's Night,West World,Trans-Siberian Orchestra,Jane Mangini(O'2L) Joe Lynn Turner,Blue Oyster Cult, Al Pitrelli(Megadeth),Robin Zander(Cheap Trick) Randy Coven(Yngwie Malmsteen), Zack Wylde (Ozzy Osborne), TM Stevens (Steve Vai's band), Steve Morse (Kansas/Dixie Dregs/Deep Purple), Alan Holdsworth, Stanley Jordan, Reb Beach, Jeff Watson(Night Ranger), Rod Price (Foghat ),Peter Noone, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Bobby Sherman, Yoko Ono, Richie Havens and more.

While being a bonified rock drummer, O. Reilly enhances the dimensions of performances by subtly integrating the styles and early influences of R&B, Jazz and Motown, incorporating them with the underling swing of his own style.

John began playing drums on his 10th birthday, August 31st and turned pro on his 20th, when he recorded his first record with Jazz great Earl Fatha Hines. John started his career as a member of legendary New York City cult band J.F. Murphy and Salt.

John began to mentor other musicians world wide in 1998 til this day...

John is a #1 International Best Selling Author and the Founder and CEO of Maverick Musician Magazine ® Maverick Musician LLC. A division of Drum Mentor ® and is Director of The Stanley Spector School of Drumming.®


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