Meet Agean Artists
JOSIVALDO SANTOS – BRAZIL
At the age of 16, the drums became the instrument loved by Josivaldo Santos who, upon entering the church, began to realize through positive criticism from musicians and producers that it was necessary to understand the need to share his gift of praising God unrestrictedly. Hence came the motivation for conducting a deep musical study and the consequent and constant search for overcoming, always maintaining humility and knowing that no matter how much knowledge is acquired, there is always a lot to be learned. And the result of such dedication added to the immeasurable love for music, coupled with unshakable FAITH, could not be different: his talent began to be widely disseminated until today the name Josivaldo Santos became the reference when the subject in question is the beat of music gospel.
It is impossible to define Josivaldo Santos …
There would be countless adjectives that, in the end, would reveal only an artist who uses talent to make his heart beat
faster and stronger and in tune with God.
VALEN VELASQUEZ ALVAREZ – COLOMBIA
Valen is a great drummer who is one of the most popular female drummers in Colombia. Colombian drummer, with 22 years has become a reference in his country, playing with great artists, at large festivals, recording albums and traveling around the world playing drums. Now it has five important brands that sponsor it. She is the official distributor of Agean Cymbals in Colombia, she feels happy because she represents a brand of professional cymbals, the support has been amazing.
LUKE WRIGHT – USA
From The United States, Luke Wright is a 14 year old drummer/musician. Luke has had the opportunity to play in many locations across the country. Luke has also recorded music with his band and various other artists of different genres since the age of 11. Luke began playing at age 7 and has developed into one of the most promising young talents playing drums today. Luke has had the privilege of playing onstage with his drum hero, Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen. Luke is proud to be in the Agean Cymbals family and looks forward to a very bright future with Agean.
SARA MENDONCA VIEIRA – BRAZIL
ANDRE FELYPPE ALVES DE LIMA
He was born in Casimiro de Abreu- Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, started playing drums at the age of 5 in his local church, where he took his first musical steps, at 15 he started playing professionally, until the present moment where she is 23 years old and plays for one of the main gospel singers in Brazil called Gabriela Rocha. André has many followers on his social networks, on YouTube there are almost 1 million views and on Instagram he also has expressive numbers!
MARKUS FALLER – GERMANY
BALAZS BAGYI – HUNGARY
Hungarian jazz drummer, composer, music educator and producer Balázs Bágyi would definitely be on the list of contemporary artists who represent a 21st century global approach to today’s jazz and world music scene.
His unique style of playing drums is full of energy and passion, using both powerful attacks and gentle movements on his instrument simultaneously. Rolling rhythms and natural warm sounds are the main characteristics of his musical voice, his melodic way of playing the drum kit gives a complex music experience.
During the last decade he has became an internationally respected artist, collaborating with numerous American and European musicians and touring several times in the USA, all across Europe and China.
Balázs is the President of the Hungarian Jazz Federation.
JOZSEF BORDAS – HUNGARY
STU FAGAN – UK
I’m Stu. I’m a drummer from the UK with a passion for teaching and sharing. I work from home teaching and creating content for my Instagram page @beyondthebeat17 and YouTube. I’ve been playing for close to 20 years now and although over that time my tastes have changed, my style has undoubtedly developed from a background of rock and metal, although my self taught attitude (and one of things I’m passionate about communicating with my students) has led me to believe that there should be no rules, as this instrument for me is a symbol of self expression and positivity.
BEHSAT BORAN – TURKEY
He was born on November 24, 1978. He started music at the age of ten by playing the piano. At the age of fifteen, he started to play drums in an orchestra with his friends. He came to Istanbul in 2000 and started his professional music career. He accompanied many artists and musicians in stage and album works. These include; Fettah CAN, Buray, Aleyna TİLKİ, Ece SEÇKİN, Ziynet SALİ, Burak KUT, Gülben ERGEN, Kutsi, Cengiz KURTOĞLU, Harun KOLÇAK and many other artists.
THE ARTISTS HE PLAYED:
Simge – Ben Bazen (2018)
Gökhan TEPE – Yaz (2018)
Buray – Ask Mı Lazım (2017)
Fettah CAN – Sen En Çok Asksın (2017)
Bahadır TATLIOZ – Su Yolunu Bulur (2018)
Sibel CAN – Yeni Aşk (2018)
Emre ALTUĞ – Yıldırım Gürses Sarkıları (2017)
Ziynet SALİ – BKM Concert Album (2010)
Bilge NİHAN – Net (2016)
İrfan ÖZATA – Hayat Okulu (2013)
Selçuk BASA – Amorf (2016)
Gülnur GÖKÇE – Icimdeki Ses (2018)
Tolerance Break- Nonself (2018)
Ben Deniz – Best Of Vol.1 – Vol, 2 (2018)
Merve ÖZBEY – Devran (2018)
Tuğba YURT – Masal (2018)
Volkan Konak – Dalya (2019)
Ayla ÇELİK – Daha Bi Asık (2019)
Gökhan Tepe – Asmalı (2019)
MEMDUH AKATAY – TURKEY
He was born in Izmir on July 04, 1990. He met music at a very early age. He made his first professional studio recording at the age of 12 with his father Hamdi and uncle Mehmet Akatay, who are known as Akatay brothers (akatay project) on their albums. Along with his father and uncle, who came from an important musician family, he continued his music life and received special trainings with the feyzes he received from great masters.
His mission in music is to modernize and adapt the past’s mystics to today’s sounds. He has signed many cover projects and is also a founding member of the cabinet big drama group, together with (local strangers) and (just feel) albums. He has worked with important music people and orchestras in very important music festivals in the world and in our country, some of which are; Trilok Gurtu, Marcello Route, the royal philharmonic orchestra, boy george, Sezen Aksu, Tarkan, soulful, coral grandfather. Akatay attending many world festivals such as Montreux jazz, koblenz horizonte, sydney turkish week, spain burgoss, africa cap town buskers fest. He represented our country with his music in various parts of the world including America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The artist is still actively working on stage and studio works of many famous domestic and foreign names.
Ahmet is a great progressive drummer. He plays at various music styles. Besides drumming with his own music group FARFARA, he also posts regular educational videos in his social media profiles. He is quite well known amongst young Turkish Drummers and he has contributed a lot to drumming community in Turkey.
Thank you for your interest in Agean Cymbals.
We are always interested in drummers from all kinds musical styles and backgrounds joining our endorsement program!
When choosing our endorsee’s, we consider where they are at in their career, their level of exposure and playing ability – The discount which is extended is determined by these factors.
We are only offering “Endorsement Discounts” at this time.
Your email should include pictures, biography, media (cd or video) and any articles or reviews published about your band.
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Agean Cymbals Artist Relations