(Photo Credit: Sambora Kwok)
CHRIS "THE OCTOBEAST" BRIEN
DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Chris Brien is an international drumset artist, percussionist, author, composer, percussionist, educator and clinician.
Multi nominated ARIA award, MO award, Oz Music award performer and TED speaker Chris Brien has performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in Australian music and has performed with internationally acclaimed artists, in theatre productions and in clinics alongside many of the biggest names in drumming. He has trained some of Australia and Hong Kong’s best drummers and is recognized in many parts of the world as the master independence.
Chris was also a member of the Australian hit band, Swoop, appearing on three albums and has extensive experience touring, in particular Australia and Japan.
Chris is a master of odd-time, polyrhythmic drums and percussion, multi-limb independence and other advanced forms of rhythmic manipulation. He is one of a kind and brings his unique flavor to this music. There is nobody else that could take his place and he is essential to the performance of Kongo's music.
(Photo Credit: Jonathan Kornberg, Albert Yung, Unknown, Jonathan Kornberg, Albert Yung)