Frank Briggs

Frank Briggs's Biography

Frank Briggs is possibly best known for his top-selling instructional book/DVD package, "The Complete Modern Drum Set". His first solo album China Ranch (on which he produced and composed all the tracks) made the first round of the Grammy Awards in 2009.

Frank has appeared on top record labels such as Universal, EMI/Sony (Japan), Warner Bros, Reprise, RCA, Tone Center, Immune, Higher Octave, MTM (Germany) and has played, recorded, and toured with such diverse artists as Atlantic Starr, Mike Keneally, Kit Walker, Chris Poland & Ohm, Jennifer Batten, 805, Engelbert Humperdinck, Pat Boone, Frank Gambale, Mitchell Forman, St. Clair, Steve Weingart, Maxine Nightingale, Jon Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) and others. Currently, Frank is working and recording with 3-time Grammy nominee Frank Macchia’s “Swamp Thang”.

As a leader/music director Frank has lent his composition and performance skills to Fortune 500 companies American Express, Toyota, Forest Labs, GameStop, Disney, SAP, AstraZeneka, Amway, Johnson & Johnson, and Eli Lilly, just to name a few. His band has backed up and/or performed with Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Riverdance, Cirque Du Soleil, The Answer Guys, AntiGravity, Caroline Rhea, Hector Elizondo, Billy Porter, Earth Wind & Fire, Hip Pickles, and a host of others.

Frank has a strong dedication to education. Many of his former students have gone on to have very successful, professional drumming careers of their own. Frank's educational books and videos have been used worldwide by professional drummers, educators, and music schools and have remained in Mel Bay publications’ top 10 for the last 17 years. He has travelled the world giving master classes on drum set vocabulary and performance. Modern Drummer, the leader in drumming publications, recognized Frank's instructional DVD as one that helped set the standard for the industry, and has consistently given his educational books 4-star reviews and a featured interview.

A native of central New York, Frank has settled in southern California where he remains busy as a private educator, session/live drummer, drum set clinician, as well as recording and producing various projects at his 712Media studio in Los Angeles.

Frank Briggs's Gear
Frank Briggs

Gear List

Yamaha Oak Custom 22x16 kick 14x5 snare 10 tom 12 tom 14 tom 16 tom 13” x 5” Musashi Series Black Snare FP7210A Foot Pedal