Enrique Gonzalez




Hi! I'm Enrique 'Bugs' Gonzalez and I have been playing drums profesionally for over 15 years; 8 of those (1997-2005) with an alternative rock band from Monterrey, Mexico by the name of JUMBO. We released 4 CD's with BMG/RCA: Restaurant (1999), DD y Ponle Play (2001), Teleparque (2003), and Gran Panoramico (2005); which led us to tour extensively throughout Mexico, USA and Central America. I am currently Musical Director and Drummer for Aleks Syntek, a latin pop solo artist from Mexico. I am also a Yamaha drumset artist (since 2002) and an active clinician whose credits include Expo Soundcheck 2005, Yamaha's Groove Night 2003, and work alongside internationally acclaimed drum artist Dave Weckl. Finally, although I was born and raised in Mexico, my influences are 100% rooted in all forms of american music. Playing styles include: rock, alternative, pop, blues, funk, jazz, fusion, latin, country, folk, world, reggae, metal, electronica, drum and bass, etc. Feel free to contact me if there's any other information you might need, such as MP3's, recent pictures, contact info and/or my resume. Sincerely, "Bugs" ;)

Screen name:
Enrique Gonzalez
Member since:
Jul 01 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


My influences today range from rock to instrumental jazz and fusion. I admire, respect and continue to study the work and legacy of drummers like Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, Gary Novak, Russ Miller, Bill Stewart, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Keith Carlock, Thomas Lang, Virgil Donati, Josh Freese, Abe Laboriel Jr., Curt Bisquera, Steve Hass, Dafnis Prieto, and Glenn Kotche, to name a few. As far as instrumentalists, i'm in awe of the music of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and contemporary jazz artists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Michel Camilo, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, John Mclaughlin, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Jeff Beal, Robben Ford and Brad Mehldau.

I also LOVE The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, The Police, U2, REM, Soda Stereo, Gustavo Cerati, Sting, The Pixies, Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, The Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Jaguares, Zurdok, Jesus Warr, Plastilina Mosh, El Gran Silencio, Cafe Tacuba, Aleks Syntek, Benny Ibarra, Chetes, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, The White Stripes, Bloc Party, Coldplay, Interpol, The Strokes, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Metallica, Keane, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Daniel Lanois, Brett Dennen, Andrew Bird, and another 10,000 more artists...the list just keeps getting longer every day ;)


Yamaha Absolute Birch Noveau - Vintage Finish

1 22*18" Bass Drum
1 10*7.5" Tom
1 12*8" Tom
1. 14*14" Floor Tom
1 16*16" Floor Tom
1 14*5" or 14*5.5" Snare (Metal or Wood)

Cymbals: Zlldjian
1 20" A Custom Medium Ride
1 13" A Custom Mastersound Hi Hats
1 17" A Custom Crash
1 15" A Custom Crash
1 10" A Custom Splash
1 20" A Custom China