Gina Marie Osmar
It’s not very often that you find a drummer that’s capable of keeping a solid tempo, playing with dynamics, knowing when and more importantly, when not to play and the ability to play with simplicity. Even more rare than that, is finding a drummer that has all those features wrapped up in an eleven year old girl’s body. Gina Osmar or as most of her friends call her, “G”, is one of the most dynamic drummers you will ever hear.
Born Gina Marie Osmar on 9 February, 2000 in Texas. At the age of 3, Gina started developing her rhythm on coffee cans her father brought home from the family restaurant., At 6 years old she received her first kit. At 7 years old, Gina was allowed to sit in with a church band as a means to "humor" her after their rehearsal. Invited onto the stage playing from memory, the last song the band had just rehearsed! Making an exception to her age, this sitting in was used as an audition into her first band (see video: "I Know Who I Am"). Everyone else in the band was in their 30's and 40's!
Now 13 years old, Gina has played in numerous bands and venues across the Greater Austin Area including the "Fields of Faith" festival. Primarily a "self-taught" drummer, Gina can play everything from Rock to Gospel, from Blues to Funk!
Gina has letters of recommendation from various artists such as "Shy Tree", "Drew Craig Band" and Chris Blackwell (former Robert Plant drummer). Gina has skills well beyond her years, and can sight read charts as well as play the piano.
Gina is an "Artist Endorser" for Soultone Cymbals, Pearl Drums and Hardware, Rich Sticks Custom Drum Sticks, Remo Heads, Audix Microphones, Kelly SHU and Alien Ears Monitors, and plays them exclusively! She may be available for studio touring gigs. Don't be fooled by age!...This young lady rocks!