Josh Runfeldt is a national touring drummer from Merritt Island, Florida, who plays for Lydia Can’t Breathe, and has recorded two studio albums to date. Having spent most of his life in Melbourne, Florida, drumming and playing percussion became an outlet for him at an early age. Growing up, some of his influences included Carter Beauford, Joey Jordison, and Blake Richardson, just to name a few. After playing mostly blues, jazz, and rock, he expanded his horizon even further, getting into metal drumming when he joined up with Kyle Bolduc to play drums in Lydia Can't Breathe. Ultimately, the passion that Josh developed while performing live became something he soon realized he would never lose. The fast tempos, quick fills, and speedy double bass made it intriguing to learn, and challenged him to be a better musician overall. With years of practicing and dedication, along with a diverse style of drumming patterns, Josh had built up a solid foundation that became a centerpiece to a national touring act. This helped Lydia Can’t Breathe, as a unit, to progress throughout the years, releasing two full-length albums, “At the Bottom of the Podum Stole” and “Time.” The band has received radio airplay, print, and web write-ups, along with invitations to participate in a handful of notable nationwide tours across the United States. Josh practices regularly with his band mates, and currently tours about six months out of the year. Josh strives to achieve various levels of success in his musical journey, establishing himself as an integral element to a group that has evolved in its over six-year existence. Josh’s unique approach to playing multiple styles of rhythms gives him the opportunity to stand out in a rapid changing music environment by giving him the ability to adapt quickly and learn new techniques. He has no intentions of slowing down his momentum, furthering his career through mastery of his art, while steadily gaining more successful experience as a drummer.
Lydia Can’t Breathe (Metal/Rock)
At the Bottom of the Podum Stole and Time are available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lydia-cant-breathe/id285160144
Otep With a Vengeance Inner-Galactic Tour 2013