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Virgil Donati

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Australian Virgil Donati established himself as a session and touring drummer in his native Australia as a member of fusion groups Loose Change and On the Virg, a fouding member of pop-rock band Southern Sons and Taste, and plenty of touring with other local and international acts such as Branford Marsalis, George Cables, Mark Murphy and many others.

Since moving to the United States, Virgil has worked with the likes of Planet X, the Steve Vai band, Freakhouse, Tribal Tech, Cab, Ring of Fire and solo artists such as Derek Sherinian, Steve Walsh, Mark Boals, and many more.

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  • Neue_regel_

    DT wouldn't stand Donati for drummer replacement. He would outplay all of them. In constrast, Mangini can be easily handled and can be put into norms.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • hookbags

    Outstanding!

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Zosoman123

    Kinda wish Dream Theater had picked him to replace Portnoy, but judging from their newest single, Mike Mangini isn't a bad pick.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Geralt90

    He is a best drummer on earth. Great style and technique. Master !

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • guldaj84

    Mój Mistrzu!!!!!!! (master)

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • treynegunn

    cool man!))

    18 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Thystonius

    Virgil Donati... the master of the drums!!! :-)

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • el_chivo

    Hails to Virgil

    31 Aug 2007 Reply
  • mvikred

    he is da man

    21 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Mezzair

    Virgil is the one.

    21 Jun 2007 Reply
  • APE907

    Few can compare - absolutely mind boggling technique

    24 May 2007 Reply
  • EanZen

    Completely sick grooves, and I like it! =D

    9 Apr 2007 Reply

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