Ramon Lopez “Suro”
Ramon Lopez, lovingly called Suro by his close friends, has studied the art of making
music through the drums all his life. He began lessons at the age of 5 and has since
continued re-tuning and fine tuning his abilities as a drummer and a musician.
Throughout his musical career Suro has performed for and with a variety of musicians
and groups such as the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Group 1 Crew, Ken Reynolds, Lucia
Parker, DCI group Teal Sound, his own jazz quartet Luminosity, and various Disney
Ramon studied percussion at the University of Central Florida then shortly after moved
to Japan for a one year contract with Tokyo Disneyland as a live stage performer, where
he learned to speak, read and write the language as well as studied from taiko
drummers and performers.
He is now living in the states working in full time ministry at Westover Hills Assembly as
the drummer and orchestra librarian. He is also part of the band called Into The Ocean,
which is a progressive experimental Christian band. Ramon can be heard on several
recordings including the Erly Thorton Band, his own band, Luminosity, the second
Westover Hills Worship studio release, Something Good, and After The World Came
Undone, a full length studio release from Into The Ocean.
Ramon hopes to continue his recording career and further develop his other musical
skills, piano, bass, and guitar, and someday return to Japan to fulfill his dream of
building and leading a music ministry and developing a prominent christian music scene
in that country.
Being a part of the Soultone family has been a privilege and honor. These cymbals are
not only aesthetically beautiful, but also musically fulfilling. They truly have a unique and
mesmerizing quality of sound that is unmatched by the overwhelming sea of cymbal
companies in the market today. These are truly sounds that come from the deepest part
of the soul. Not only musically but personally, this is a company that cares about their
people. Ramon “Suro” Lopez is proud to be part of this wonderful company.