Southern Born and BReD TO LA PRO
Southern born and bred, this Los Angeles based musician is the definition of what it means to be a professional. Gibbons did all the typical things... banging on the pots and pans in his mother’s kitchen, absorbing all sorts of musical styles from big band to heavy metal, and finally, in his words, becoming the “ultimate ‘band geek’”. It seems that becoming a ‘band geek’ paid off...
Buddy’s professional career really began because he was involved in marching band. He developed a reputation as a premier rudimental snare drummer, and in his second year at The University of Alabama, Gibbons was asked to join the staff as the snare drum instructor. It was during this time that Buddy discovered his love of drumset. He immersed himself in the drumming of Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Smith, Liberty DeVitto, Gavin Harrison and Carter Beauford... the list could go on for a long, long time... he took what he calls “little lessons” from all of these drumming greats, and applied them to his rudimental skill to create a sound that is uniquely his own.
Buddy has become a fixture on the L.A. studio scene. In the past year, his music has been featured on various TV networks, including Fox, CBS, and NBC. Recently, Buddy composed/produced/mixed/drummed on the new intro music for the Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 Baseball season!
The list of artists that Buddy has played with is long and diverse, and it includes Sofia Reyes, PeeWee, Alejandra Guzman, Los Rios, Phil Stacey and Kristen McNamara (American Idol Finalists), The Mile High Orchestra (Fox’s Next Great American Band finalist), Jason & DeMarco, Shiloh, Abe Laboriel Sr., Stan Lassiter, Emanuela Bellezza, Tamela D’Amico, Shanti, & Lee Whittaker just for starters.