Rafael Gayol

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Rafael Bernardo Gayol
Birth name Rafael Bernardo Gayol
Born (1958-07-13) July 13, 1958 (age 59)
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, film composer, voice-over
Instruments Drums, percussion, backing vocals
Years active 1982–present
Associated acts Leonard Cohen, Charlie Sexton, BoDeans

Rafael Bernardo Gayol (born July 13, 1958) is an American drummer. He is best known for his work with singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, and with such diverse artists as Charlie Sexton, BoDeans, Robbie Robertson, A-ha, Shawn Colvin, Bob Schneider, Tito & Tarantula, Billy Harvey, Robert Rodriguez, Patty Griffin, David Rice, Joe Ely, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Tish Hinojosa, Jon Dee Graham, The Flatlanders, Colin Gilmore, Eliza Gilkyson, Patricia Vonne, Scott Gibson, Tonio K, Bascom Hill, Mason Ruffner, Trish Murphy, Michael Thomas, Maggie Walters and Doll Congress.


Gayol plays Drum Workshop drums, Paiste cymbals, Vater drumsticks and brushes and Remo drumheads.

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