Adriana Palma was born on February 7th, 1986 and raised in San José, Costa Rica, where her interest in music started at an early age.
She is the drummer for Los Espejos (alternative rock band), The Beagirls (girl group tribute to The Beatles) and La Botoneta (latin/fusion ensemble). Palma began taking drum lessons at the age of thirteen when she studied with Mauricio Gámez, costarican professor graduated from LAMA (Los Angeles Music Academy) and was exposed to many different styles of music. Drumming immediately became her life.
Adriana says her biggest influences are Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham and Tool’s Danny Carey. Other favorites include drummers Chad Smith, Taylor Hawkins, Travis Barker, Danny Carey, Josh Freese and Jojo Mayer and bands such as The Beatles, Metallica, Bruno Porter and A Perfect Circle. She is also a fan of blues, electronic and shoegaze music.
An accomplished, goal oriented, yet not showy drummer, Adriana Palma has become a well-respected drummer, a solid entrepreneur and bandleader in Costa Rica´s music scene. Her groovy feel, tight tempo, hard hitting girl power and her passion for the instrument make her a big attraction in live shows and recording sessions.
She is now finishing her career in business & marketing, as she states: “You could be a very talented musician but without marketing and business tools you are unable to strike the music industry”.
Adriana’s set up:
- Shine Custom Drums (22x18 Bass Drum, 16x16 floor tom, 14x14 floor tom, 12x9 tom and 14x6.5 snare).
- Soultone Cymbals.
- Vater Hickory drumsticks.