Les Falconer began his musical journey on Chicago's Southside. His father would play jazz, blues, R&B and gospel records on the family stereo, with young Les beating along on pots, pans and boxes. In 1964, Les' destiny as a drummer was forever set into motion while watching The Beatles' first live appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. While in high school, this drum prodigy helped form a band called Starvue that was signed by a local record label leading to a regional hit song. After high school, Les headed 'out west' to attend The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. In 1983 while playing clubs around Los Angeles, Johnny Guitar Watson heard Les and hired him for the drum chair. Les's resume includes work with Billy Preston, Troop, Toni Braxton, Evelyn Champagne King, The O'Jays, New Birth, Norman Connor's Starship Orchestra and Michael Henderson. Les currently records and tours with Jack Mack and Heart Attack, and three-time Grammy award winning artist, Keb Mo.
Yamaha has always been an integral part of Les' sound. He is grateful to be associated with Yamaha's rock solid sound, reputation, and durability on the road.
Les proudly endorses Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals, Remo heads and Vic Firth sticks.