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Ryan "Rocky" Johnson

Ryan "Rocky" Johnson

With over a decade of performance experience, Ryan "Rocky" Johnson is a drummer, percussionist hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Classically trained and due to graduate from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in music education, Ryan's performance resume contains a virtual "who's who" of the rock profession. Ryan has performed with such rock icons as Geoff Tate guitarist, Robert Sarzo, Jim Peterik, founding member of Survivor, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Halford, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, and Bjorn Englen of Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot, and Dio Disciples. Ryan's performance with Rob Halford and Judas Priest was most memorable because it was at the legendary Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Ryan is currently performing in the Midwest's most accomplished Def Leppard tribute band, Photograph. Photograph has had the honor of performing with some of the top acts in the country such as Jefferson Starship, Survivor, and Gary Allan. Photograph has played at some of the country's most respected and iconic rock venues such as Joes Live Rosemont, the House of Blues Chicago, and at various clubs and festivals in the Midwest.

In addition to drums, Ryan is an accomplished percussionist and has performed on stage and in competitions on such instruments as xylophone, timpani and vibraphone, just to name a few. Ryan is currently teaching drums and piano at School of Rock Libertyville, and he has been recognized by the Mayor of Libertyville Terry Weppler for his outstanding instruction/musicianship.

My Soultone Set: 

16" Custom Brilliant China
8" Extreme Splash
16" FXO B 6 Effect Crash
20" Abby Ride
18" Abby Crash
16" Abby Crash
14" Abby Hi-Hats