Josh Garza is the drummer for the New York–based rock band The Secret Machines, and for the Los Angeles–based rock band EFG (Electric Flower Group). Originally from the Dallas, Texas area, Garza formed the Secret Machines with brothers Ben and Brandon Curtis, and EFG with guitarist and vocalist, Imaad Wasif.
Garza's loud, booming drumming style has been often compared to that of John Bonham. His drumming serves as a staple element of the Secret Machines, and is responsible for the hard rock side of their music, complementing the spacy sounds of the Krautrock-influenced guitar and keyboards of the band. Garza, who resides between New York and Los Angeles, is often cited as an influence upon the drum sounds of other modern hard and alternative rock bands such as Kings Of Leon and Silver Sun Pickups.
In 2010, Garza played a brief series of live shows with former Elefant frontman, Diego Garcia, performing at the Mercury Lounge and The Living Room in NYC as well as The Standard Hotel in Miami Beach. In May 2010 Garza laid drum tracks for former Monster Magnet, Hater and Wellwater Conspiracy guitarist, John McBain. He formed EFG, with Wasif in 2011, releasing their first EP in November of that year, and a second EP in the beginning of 2012.
- Dylan-Ernst Schäfer, "Zeppelin reincarnated in Secret Machines", Daily Trojan Online, 1/26/06
- The Secret Machines official website
- Electric Flower Group official website
- Josh Garza's Zildjian artist page
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