Ty Dennis

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Ty Dennis
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Ty Dennis - Drummer
Background information
Also known as Ty Miles Dennis
Born (1971-01-19) January 19, 1971 (age 44)
Orange County, California, United States
Origin Garden Grove, California, USA
Genres Rock and Roll, Jazz, Fusion
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1990s–present
Associated acts Manzarek-Krieger, Robby Krieger Band, The Motels, Firebug

Ty Dennis (born January 19, 1971) is an American drummer best known for his work with The Doors revival band Manzarek-Krieger and the Robby Krieger Band.

Early life[edit]

Ty was born in 1971 and grew up in Garden Grove, California, near Disneyland. He graduated from Garden Grove High School, the Argonauts, in 1989. His father is an accomplished jazz drummer. He spent his childhood there before moving to Los Angeles as a teenager.


By 1995, Ty became established as a session musician in Los Angeles, playing many styles of music including rock, jazz and fusion. His favorite musician and biggest influence is Herbie Hancock.

He spent some time drumming for The Motels featuring Martha Davis when he met bassist Angelo Barbera who was playing bass for the Robby Krieger Band. When the Robby Krieger Band needed a new drummer in 2001 Barbera recommended Ty for the job and he got it. When Stewart Copeland broke his arm after falling off a bicycle in 2003, Dennis filled in for him in The Doors of the 21st Century, the newly reformed version of The Doors which was led by Robby Krieger and organist Ray Manzarek. After playing for them for several months, it became clear that Copeland would not return and Dennis was the new permanent drummer for the band. He has remained with them ever since, throughout all of their name changes.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.idafan.com/TyDennisProfile.htm

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