Ghost Funk Orchestra
"If you're looking for professionalism, look no further than Carlo. He will always go the extra mile to ensure that he's ready to perform confidently and with plenty of gusto. I couldn't have been more pleased with how he handled our material, especially on a relatively short turnaround."
Megan Mancini & Justin Ferraro
Guitarist, Bassist, Singer
"When we hired Carlo, we knew of course that he was incredibly talented and versatile drummer. We were pleased to learn that he’s extremely professional, courteous, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Carlo took the gig on short notice and absolutely knocked it out of the park, nailing everything even though we only afforded him one rehearsal. Carlo is a patient collaborator, a diligent musician, and a joy to hang out with. What more could you want?"
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Studio G, Palace of Sports, Psychic TV
Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Guitarist
"I’ve been lucky to work with Carlo in a variety of roles - recording him as a drummer and mixing records with him in the producer’s seat. Carlo’s passion, enthusiasm and ability lend themselves to any musical situation, and working with him is always a sincere joy. Plus - if you’re nice - he’ll bring you a loaf of his homemade bread, which is not to be missed."
Ilithios, Drummers Can Achieve, Secret Tombs
Drummer, Guitarist, Singer
"Carlo's energy and enthusiasm is insatiable, his facility on the drum kit is consummate. I have been impressed by his commitment to tailoring his parts to serve the song, bringing to bear his prodigious technique and facility for a myriad of feels, genres and time signatures"
Glass Slipper, Red Tank
"Carlo is one of the hardest working and dependable musicians I know. I saw him go from the guy attending shows to the guy putting on shows and clinics in a very short amount of time. I've played with him in a couple of bands, and he's very versatile and basically lives in the pocket."
Scott Kodi, Monster Furniture, Glass Tactics
"Carlo is an incredible session drummer both in the studio and on stage. He’s fluent in a wide range of styles and genres and always plays to fit the song—but if you need him to shred, he’s quite willing and able! Whenever I’ve worked with him, I can rest easy knowing that he’ll show up on time with the parts down. And he’s an incredibly considerate and friendly person on top of all that. I highly recommend hiring Carlo for your next session."
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Arvelisse Ruby aka Lola Pistola
"When I needed a drummer to fill in for an upcoming gig, my first move was to put the word out in an Instagram story – that's how I first got in touch with Carlo Minchillo. From the get go, Carlo demonstrated he was a reliable professional, and an enthusiast learner. His dedication and commitment to the upcoming show was unparallelled. He made sure to always take notes when needed and practiced constantly the repertoire. His professionalism and knowledge came through, not only on rehearsal dates but also on the day of the show itself. A very focused and talented drummer, and a respectful and humble person."
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"Carlo is a professional, committed drummer with tremendous work ethic. He was a great asset to the live group and a quick learner with a broad range of styles from Punk to R&B. In addition to metronomic time and a great sense of rhythm, he is likely the most punctual musicians I have ever met."
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Bird Language, Bizarre Sharks
Producer, Guitarist, Singer
"When Carlo filled in for Bizarre Sharks, he was totally professional. He came to rehearsal on time, had learned and practiced all of the parts, and kept track of feedback. He slid into place easily and the gig went off without a hitch.
P.S. he brought cookies =)"
"Carlo is a talented and reliable musician who's skill is matched by his dedication. We've worked together on live shows, various video projects, and an album. Over the course of those projects he came through with skill, enthusiasm, and an easy going personality that made working with him very memorable."
"Carlo was a joy to work with. He advocated for as many rehearsals as possible and still found time to fine-tune his parts on his own before our session. He takes direction extremely well, is comfortable playing in many styles, and is an absolute professional in every aspect. I could not be happier with the recordings we made."
Photo by Michelle LoBianco