Larry Cox (drummer)

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Larry Cox
Larry Cox Official Website Photo.jpg
Background information
Born (1961-01-10) January 10, 1961 (age 56)
Buffalo, New York
Genres rock, hard rock, power metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Drummer, producer, songwriter, writer, product creator
Instruments Drums
Years active 1985–present
Labels Snug Harbor Records
Associated acts Deaf Symphony, Beau Hill, Joshua, Takara As Thunder, Jeff Scott Soto, Robin Kyle Basuari
Website www.larrycoxdrums.com
Notable instruments
Pearl Drums, Wuhan Cymbals, Vater Percussion (sticks), Axis Percussion (drum pedals), D'Addario (Evans Drum Heads), Roland V-Drums

Larry Cox (January 10, 1961) is an American rock, hard rock and heavy metal drummer – currently with the rock bands Kick Tommy and Deaf Symphony.

History[edit]

His first professional work was in 1985 with the rock band Looker, which recorded one independent EP and toured the USA for one year before disbanding.[1]

In 1986 Cox joined the band Tigershark, which was led by guitarist Howard Askeland. (Cox would once again team up with Askeland almost 20 years later when Askland would join Cox's new band Deaf Symphony). Tigershark recorded and played the local Los Angeles scene until Cox left the band to pursue other projects. One of these projects was with the band Northrup, featuring singer Johnny Edwards (Montrose, King Kobra, Foreigner) up in the Sacramento area.[2]

In 1988 Cox joined up with guitarist Neal Grusky and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey, Soul Sirkus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) in the band Thunder, the precursor to Takara.[3]

From that project Cox moved on to join RCA recording band Joshua (also performed under the name Jaguar for a time) in 1989,[4] featuring guitarist Joshua Perahia and vocalist Robin Kyle Basauri (Die Happy). Cox remained with Jaguar until 1991.

Cox then took a 14-year hiatus from the music business, and then in 2006 teamed up with guitarist Matt Cerbin to form the recording and performing band Deaf Symphony. They released their first official music video Artificial Intelligence in April 2010. The video (song written by Howard Askeland, Larry Cox and Chris Rogers) was produced by Cox.[5] In 2008 his song Chains of Love was used by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), and the band subsequently became one of the coalitions Celebrity Voices Against Violence along with entertainers such as Big & Rich, Michael Bolton, Harrison Ford.[6] The band has released three albums to date.[7]

In 2015 Cox formed the band Kick Tommy with guitarist Gary Walton and Deaf Symphony vocalist Chris Rogers, and released their debut CD Cold One.[8] They released their first official music video Pray in September 2015. The video (song written by Walton and Cox) was produced by Cox.[9]

Cox is also the creator of Do-It-Yourself Drums,[10] and the DIY Road Cases product line,[11] and is a published author.[12]

Discography[edit]

Kick Tommy[edit]

  • Cold One (album) (2015)

Deaf Symphony[edit]

  • Black Garden (album) (2005)
  • Chains of Love (album) (2007)
  • Fear the Night (album) (2010)

Jaguar (Joshua)[edit]

  • Reaction To Love (single) (1989)
  • Show Me The Way (single) (1989)
  • Let Your Love Shine Down (single) (1991)
  • One Night Is Not Enough (single) (1990)

Northrup[edit]

  • Body Heat (single) (1987)
  • Rough Life (single) (1987)

Thunder[edit]

  • Spotlight (single) (1988)
  • Two Hearts (single) (1988)
  • Passions of the Heart (single) (1988)
  • Colors Fade (single) (1988)

Tigershark[edit]

  • Danger (single) (1986)
  • On My Way Back To You (single) (1986)
  • Lovers on the Run (single) (1986)
  • Winners (single) (1986)

Videography[edit]

Deaf Symphony[edit]

  • Artificial Intelligence (2011)

Kick Tommy[edit]

  • Pray (2015)

DIY Road Cases[edit]

  • FlexiCase Design Tool Tutorial Series (2011)

DVDs[edit]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Larry Cox". LarryCoxDrums.com – Dino Marcelli Interview. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Larry's Favorite Recordings From 1985–2005". LarryCoxDrums.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Takara". TakaraRocks.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joshua Perahia Discography". JoshuaPerahia.com.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Deaf Symphony - Artificial Intelligence [Official Music Video]". youtube.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Voices Against Violence". NCADV.org. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Music". deafsymphony.net.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Home". kicktommy.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Kick Tommy - Pray [Official Music Video]". youtube.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Drummer Larry Cox Debuts Do-It-Yourself Drums Product Line". IndependentMusicJournal.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "DIY Road Cases – You Build Your Own We Show You How" Check |url= value (help). DIYRoadCases.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Programs". Do-it-yourselfdrums.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 

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