|Born||January 5, 1975|
|Origin||Orange County, California|
|Genres||Post-hardcore, Alternative rock, Experimental rock|
|Years active||1998 - present|
|Associated acts||Thrice, Puig Destroyer|
James Riley Breckenridge (born January 5, 1975) is the drummer for Post-hardcore band Thrice. He plays C & C Custom Drums, and uses Vic Firth drumsticks, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, with Drum Workshop hardware and pedals.
The older brother of Thrice bassist Eddie Breckenridge, Riley joined Thrice during the early days of the band on the recommendation of Eddie. He is also the co-host of one of the highest rated baseball podcasts on iTunes, The PRODcast.
Breckenridge, along with Morningwood lead singer Chantal Claret, wrote a monthly advice column called "Battle of the Sexes" in Alternative Press magazine for nearly 3 years; which was discontinued in the Winter of 2007.
Breckenridge originally had aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player. He played two years as a walk-on at Pepperdine before his athletic career was unexpectedly cut short due to injuries he sustained playing football.
On August 18th, 2015 Jennifer Shaw, wife of Breckenridge, gave birth to their firstborn child named, Jacob Miles Breckenridge.
Maple with Tobacco Stain
- 16x24" bass drum
- 9x14" rack tom
- 14x18" floor tom
- 6.5x14" Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum with Trick throw-off
- 15" A New Beat Hi-Hats
- 21" K Crash Ride or 21" A. Sweet Ride (Left crash)
- 24" A Medium Ride
- 24" K Light Ride (Right crash)
Hardware & Pedals
- DW 9000 double bass drum pedals with PureSound Speedball beaters
- DW 9000 hi-hat stand
- DW 9000 straight cymbal stands
- Hybrid Yamaha/PDP snare stand
- Bass drum: Clear Remo Powerstroke 3
- Toms: Coated Remo Emperors
- Snare drum: Aquarian Hi-Energy
Vic Firth Sticks
- SPD-S sampling pad
- Thrice website
- Water is Poison, a Thrice fan site
- IdiomLife.com interview with Riley Breckenridge
- LiveDaily interview with Riley Breckenridge
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