Gianluca Palmieri

Born in 1982 in Napoli, Italy.
Gianluca started playing drums at the age of 12 with famous drum instructor Sergio di Natale, completing a 5 year educational program with him. In 2006 he moved to Los Angeles, California, to attend the Musicians Institute Hollywood, where he had the chance to study with well recognized instructors such as Chuck Silverman, Chuck Flores, Donny Gruendler, Robert Carson, Joel Taylor, Jeff Bowders and many others. While attending the Musicians Institute Gianluca won the prestigious Carlos Vega Memorial Scholarship & Drum off 2006 and the Outstanding Player Achievement Award.

Currently, Gianluca is a member of the Drum Faculty at the MUSICIANS INSTITUTE Hollywood, CA, since 2013.
He is constantly touring internationally with different artists and offering drum clinics.

In 2007 Gianluca becomes the official drummer for guitar virtuoso GREG HOWE, recording his last instrumental albums Sound Proof (Tone Center 2008) and WHEELHOUSE (2017).
After many international tours with this band, he also became the former drummer of the vocal project MARAGOLD, featuring Greg Howe on guitar, Meghan Krauss on vocals and Kevin Vecchione on bass, releasing their first album MARAGOLD in April 2013.
in 2019

Gianluca has also performed and recorded with many international artists:
Googoosh, Kanye West, Greg Howe, Maragold, David Garfield, Kamasi Washington, Shayna Steele Band, Luis Conte, Frank Gambale, Jenifer Batten, Rumer Willis, Down to the Bone, “For the Record” Live, Tony Momrelle, Brandon Fields, Stu Hamm, Bjorkestra, GENR8R, Airto Moreira, Lenny Castro, Mike Miller, Jimmy Earl, Neil Stubenhaus, Reggie Hamilton, Jeff Richman, Greg Adams, Jude Gold, Dave Weiner, Ernest Tibbs, James Harrah, John Pena, Rufus Philpot, Miles Mosley & WCGD, Larry Klimas, Ack Van Rooyen, Solis Strings Quartet, Marco Zurzolo Band, Zero Assoluto, Sandro Deidda, Lorenzo Feliciati, Nico Stufano, Pippo Matino, Lutte Berg, Vito Ranucci & Musicisti di Napoli Est, Fabrizio Bosso, Luca Aquino and many others.