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, it was apparent almost immediately that she had a gift! At 6 years old she received her first kit. At 7 years old, Gina burst on the scene and was allowed to sit in with a church band as a means to "humor" her after their rehearsal. She was invited onto the stage and “auditioned” playing from memory, the last song the band had just rehearsed! The church made an exception to her age and 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 11 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). The ability to play a song as intended is her forte'. Gina has skills well beyond her years, and for the past three years she has been studying sight reading to ensure she has a strong musical foundation. She has just recently been asked to be an "Artist Endorser" for Soultone Cymbals, and plays them exclusively! She may be available for studio and light touring gigs. Don't be fooled by age!...This kid rocks!