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Jeremy Colson is drummer for Steve Vai.

He is a modern musician. Technicality mixed with a punk rock mentality… These words fully describe his musicial taste and his inner flair for music…

When Jeremy was a boy he picked up his first set of drumsticks and started his musical career, it was really a journey into music. At age 15 he heard for the first time about the rock giant Rush and his mad passion for the instrument fully developed itself. He grew older and so did his talent. Two years later young Jeremy was competing in natiomnal drum contest and won third place in the 1995 Guitar Center National Drum-Off.

At the age of 19 he joined the original rock band Dali's Dilemma and enlarged his musical resume. There he took part in the constructing of the album Manifesto for Futurism and worked with Testament heavy metal guitarist James Murphy.

Jeremy is a great lover of all musical genres and was influenced by the sounds of James Murphy's music, i.e. by punk rock and heavy metal. In 2001 Jeremy Colson joined Apartment 26 and rocked Ozzfest in the same year. Later Colson joined the Michael Schenker Group and made his contribution into the recording of its album Arachnophobiac. Around the same time Colson began working with the American guitarist Marty Friedman recording the instrumental album Music For Speeding, and all the songs were written by Marty. The album continues the exploration of progressive rock and Japanese pop music.

That fantastic guy worked non-stop, his musical resume grew along with challenges themselves. In 2002 Jeremy got acquainted with Steve Vai through a recommendation from Shrapnel Record's mastermind Mike Varney. Soon Colson was already working with Vai in the studio, they tracked lots of material some of which took the shape of Real Illusions: Reflections. It is the first part of a multilayered menagerie of vignettes based on the amplified mental exaggerations of a truth-seeking madman who sees the world… Oh, never mind. Vai himself describes it as "one of my favorite finds". Colson is still in his twenties, he is energetic and full of interest ideas. Currently Jeremy finished tracking drums for the solo album of Marty Friedman.


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