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Roey Ben-Yoseph Jay Fuentes Bill Harrison Jeff Denton Brian Harris Mike Nyquist
Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Drums & Percussion
  Pearl Masters Studio
  Pearl 22 x 18 bass drum
  Pearl 10 x 8, 12 x 8, 13 x 9 toms
  Pearl 16 x 16 floor tom
  Pearl Eliminator Hi-Hat & double bass pedal
  Pearl Rack
  Pearl Masters Studio 6.5 x 14 snare
  LP mini timbales & Wind Chimes
  Roland SPD20 Electronic Drum Pad / KD-7 Trigger
  Zildjian 20" ride, 17" & 18" crash, 10" splash
  Zildjian 13" hi-hat, 6" accent
  Paiste 10" splash
  Sabian 19" china, 0" Bozzio stack China
Bill Harrison
About Bill
Bill started taking lessons and became even more focused with drums in high school. Danny Seraphine, drummer of the rock group Chicago (the early stuff!), was a major influence. "I think it was a combination of the improved recording techniques and rapidly improving home stereo systems at that time," he says. "I'll never forget the Chicago V album: the recording was so rich and clear, you could really appreciate all the subtle aspects of Seraphine's style." It all culminated in 1972 when Bill played in a Chicago-style band for the high school variety show. He spent all his savings (to his parent's chagrin) on a pearl-white Sonor drum kit.
Then came college, sports, an apartment, real life, marriage, and work. Bill's drums were buried in moth balls, but he still listened intensely to music with a drummer's ear. He became fascinated with odd-metered rhythms and was dazzled by Simon Phillips on the "801 Live" LP. But it wasn't until a friend dropped off a just-released record entitled "Selling England By The Pound" that he first laid ears on what would become his ultimate drumming influence.
Years later (25 to be exact), the drums came out from hibernation. Lessons resumed in earnest to regain his chops, and Bill began practicing to a variety of old and new music, including those early Genesis and Brand X recordings. Phil Collins' style as a drummer on those LPs has stuck with Bill to this day, and becoming a part of Grand Parade was a natural fit. He remarks, "Even after years of listening to the early Genesis albums, it amazes me even now how Collins colored their music with his interpretive and challenging style. Being able to recreate that style with dedicated musicians is something I only used to imagine until now!"