Andy Farag

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Andy Farag
Farag performing with Umphrey's McGee at the Lincoln Park Zoo on Earth Day 2007.
Background information
Born (1978-09-18) September 18, 1978 (age 39)
Origin South Bend, Indiana, United States
Genres Progressive rock, jam band
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Percussion, drums, keyboard
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Umphrey's McGee

Andy Farag is the percussionist for progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee.[1] He was brought into the band by original drummer Mike Mirro in early 1998, shortly after the release of their debut album Greatest Hits Vol. III. His first show as a member of the band was on March 5, 1998. Farag first appeared on disc with Umphrey's McGee on the 1999 live album Songs for Older Women and has remained with the band ever since.

Andy also enjoys creating hip-hop and R&B beats outside of Umphrey's McGee. Some of these tracks have been released as part of the Mantis bonus material.

Like fellow Umphrey's McGee drummer Kris Myers, Farag uses Pearl hardware and Zildjian cymbals. His percussion set also consists of various bongo, conga drums, and windchimes.

Zildjian cymbals:

8" K custom dark splash

10" K custom dark splash

12" A custom splash

12" fx oriental china trash

14" A custom fast crash

17" K custom hybrid crash

17" K custom dark china

18" A custom china

18" fx oriental china "trash"


  1. ^ Jarnow, Jesse. "Biography: Umphrey's McGee". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 April 2010.