Jim Polanco

Jim Polanco

Jim Polanco was born in D.R. but grew up in Dorado, Puerto Rico. He started playing the drums at age of 14 when his Father Martin Polanco (Musician/Guitarist) bought him his first Premium Percussion Drum set. After a lot of practice, he joined his first band called “ No-iQ” in 2002 and played many shows. In 2005 he played in a big event in P.R. called “Las Justas” where he shared the stage with big bands from Puerto Rico such as Circo, Los Rufianes, Yerba Mala, etc. By 2007, he joined another Punk Rock band called “Sin Oficio”. He proceeded to recorded and album and a music video with his new band, and played many shows around the island. In 2008, he started to play with a cover band called “Black and White” and had 3 gigs a week. In 2009, he chose to leave his band and auditioned for his current band called “ Plagio”. He now has 6 steady gigs a week and shares the stage with big artists such as: La Secta, Los Rabanes, Genitallica, Vico C, Yowell y Randy, Cultura Profetica, Cosculluela, Siete, and other big artist in the industry. Many drummers have served as an inspiration for Jim Polanco, for example Tony Royster Jr., Ronald Bruner Jr., Eric Moore, Travis Barker, Carter Beau ford, Dango, and Chris Coleman. Although he’s always played in bands, Jim takes influence from different styles of music, such as: Rock, Funk, Punk, Boss nova, Merengue, Bachata, Latin jazz, Techno, Reggae, Ska, among others. Having to play different genres in his current band, depending on the gig, he also uses Soultone cymbals such as the Custom Brilliant, Custom Brilliant RA Series.