Gabe Mantle

Gabe Mantle's Biography

Gabe started off playing drums at age 9..... "My brother started before me and I played the bass but I couldnt let him be better at anything so soon i was slamming away at the kit".

Some of Gabe's early influences included the Police, the Clash, the Wailers and the Sex Pistols.... "I love the reggae groove mixed with the punk rock" and later "Metal like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest & Metallica".

Gabe added this mix of styles to his first band Death Sentence and when that band died (literally) he moved on to the rock n roll stylings of Kiss Kiss n Bang, later playing with Brand New Unit and the Bloody Chicletts.Currently Gabe is the full time drummer with vancouver fun punks Gob,whos latest c.d. "Foot in mouth disease" has taken Gabe full circle.

Gabe cant say enough about Yamaha and his visit to Yamaha's Drum Factory "Sakae Rhythm" in Osaka, Japan. "I had the honor of hanging with the skilled drum makers at Sakae & making my own snare drum, it was a dream come true". Look out for Gabe and Gob touring in a town near you.

Gabe Mantle's Gear
Gabe Mantle

Gear List

MBD-822U (24x17)MTT-813U (13x10)MFT-816 (16x16)SD-255SG (14x5.5)BSD-1455NJR (14x5.5) John Robinson Signature (Birch)