Fabrizio Moretti

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Fabrizio Moretti
Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes).jpg
Moretti in 2013
Background information
Birth name Fabrizio Moretti
Also known as
  • Fab Moretti
  • Fab Man
  • Fab
Born (1980-06-02) June 2, 1980 (age 35)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts
Website thestrokes.com

Fabrizio Moretti (born June 2, 1980) is a Brazilian-American drummer who played in the American indie rock band The Strokes. Fabrizio’s side project with Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos and Binki Shapiro, entitled Little Joy debuted on Rough Trade Records. He also played drums on "Dream Cars" on the 2008 album Stainless Style by Neon Neon.

Early life[edit]

Moretti was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to an Italian father and a Brazilian mother. He and his family moved to New York City when he was three years old, and had plans to stay there only for three years, but in the end they stayed for seventeen. As a teenager, Moretti attended the Dwight School with fellow band members Nick Valensi and Julian Casablancas. He attended university at SUNY New Paltz before dropping out due to focus on his music career with The Strokes.


"It's so easy for people to jump to the wrong conclusions when they've only heard one three song EP. While we are really appreciative of some of the comparisons we have been given, it is not the full picture. Hopefully when the album comes out people will realize it isn't just some New York thing and that it is a lot more universal than that."

"I love music, but it is songs, bands, and albums that excite me rather than a specific drummer's style."

Personal life[edit]

In an interview, Moretti once stated that he believes, "marriage is not anything that will secure the future of your relationship."[1] Moretti is also an enthusiastic visual artist; he has multiple examples of his artwork at The Strokes' website, including a portrait of bandmate Nick Valensi.

He is fluent in Portuguese. His parents and brother live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and he visits them twice a year. Moretti was working on a side project during The Strokes' break called Little Joy.[2]

He plays drums for the artist Har Mar Superstar in his live shows.

He has also dated both Drew Barrymore & Kristen Wiig.



Fabrizio uses Ludwig Red Vistalite limited edition drums, Zildjian cymbals and Ahead sticks.[3][4]

22"x14" Kick, 13"x9" Rack tom, 16"x16" Floor tom, 14x5" Ludwig LM400 Supra-Phonic Snare Drum.

14" A New Beat Hi-Hats, 22" A Custom Ride, 20" A Custom Crash.


  1. ^ "Drew Barrymore Still In Love With Fabrizio Moretti". Americangirl.co.uk. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Different Strokes For The Strokes?".  The New York Observer
  3. ^ "Fabrizio Moretti's Stup-up?".  Pearl Drummers Forum
  4. ^ "Full drum setup at zildjian.com".  Full drum setup at zildjian.com

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