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Stevie Ray Hernandez - The X Factor USA - Big Band Week

Here is Stevie’s set-up for The X Factor USA Big Band Week.


“My set-up includes Yamaha Timpani, LP Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Timbales, a Roland SPDSX and the Miller Machine. The Miller Machine makes it so easy to play triangle in a multi-percussion set-up. I’ve loved it ever since my buddies Dave Lotfi and Michael Deutsch introduced me to it. I thought it would come in handy for the show since I didn't know what music was going to be thrown at me. We played everything from Bruno Mars to Gershwin. We even got to back up special guest Michael Bublé.”

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Stevie Ray is a freelance percussionist in Los Angeles. Artists or groups he has performed with include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Musical Theater West, 3D Theatricals, the Golden State Pops Orchestra, John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Bruce Broughton, David Newman, Christopher Young, Dionne Warwick, Betty Buckley, Debbie Gibson, Shirley Jones, Kelli O'hara and Michael Bublé. Stevie Ray can also be seen playing percussion on the hit TV shows American Idol, The Voice, Chuck, Duets and The X-Factor. He also made his big screen debut this year in the Warner Bros. movie Gangster Squad as Carmen Miranda's Conguero.

Stevie Ray is a graduate of Cal State Northridge. He has studied with Raynor Carroll (Principal percussionist of the LA Phil), Jerry Steinholtz, Aaron Smith, John Magnussen, Brian Kilgore and Richie Gajate-Garcia.