Rafael Gayol

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Rafael Bernardo Gayol
Birth nameRafael Bernardo Gayol
Born (1958-07-13) July 13, 1958 (age 60)
OriginMexico City, Mexico
Occupation(s)Musician, film composer, voice-over
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, backing vocals
Years active1982–present
Associated actsLeonard 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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