MUSIC BIO

Drew McKeon

Drew McKeon is an in-demand session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, musical director, songwriter and producer who splits his time off the road between New York City and Los Angeles.

From Royal Albert Hall to the Acropolis, the Hollywood Bowl to the sand dunes of Dubai, he has toured and performed in over 80 countries with Michael Bolton, Seal, Hall & Oates, Daryl Hall (solo), Jimmy Buffett, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, Alisan Porter, Jessie Murph, Chloe Bailey, Andy Grammer, Sophie B. Hawkins, Richard Marx, Allen Stone, Max, Ari Hest, Julian Lennon, Peter Cetera, Jessie Reyez, Miguel, Amanda Brown, Dave Mason, Loren Allred, Ron Pope, Shelea Frazier, Daniel Seavey, Pierce Pettis, Natalie Weiss, Steve Hackman, Jeff Tuohy, Morgxn, Ben E. King, Chad Hollister Band, Everett Bradley’s Holidelic, Darian Cunning, Carrie Manolakos and many others. 

Drew McKeon endorses Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals, Vater drumsticks, Porter & Davies thrones, Protection Racket drum cases, LaBella strings and Ultimate Ears monitors.

JUSTIN PAUL

Grammy, Tony, Oscar, Golden Globe
winning composer & lyricist

“In addition to being one of my earliest musical mentors and heroes, Drew is also one of the most talented musicians I have ever worked with.”

80s Rocker 

Inspired by an older cousin (“Little John”), I asked Santa for my first drum set in 1984. Four years later, I saw Axl Rose step off a Greyhound chewing a wheat stalk on MTV and my life was changed forever. At six years old, I became completely obsessed with rock and roll; I lived with a Walkman over my ears, draining AA batteries by the dozen, collecting iron-on patches and shredding my jeans to show the world that I was sixty pounds of pure punk rock.

In July of 1991, my family relocated from Long Island to Connecticut, into an otherwise empty house with a huge white Tama Rockstar drum kit in the basement. The previous homeowners’ son briefly took lessons, but quickly decided it was not for him and they had no plans of taking it with them- so my Dad made arrangements for it to stay put. Alongside of the kit were a stack of instructional books, a metronome, and a phone number of a local teacher named John Cutrone. I gained a solid musical foundation by seeing John every Thursday until I left for NYU, nine years later. The guitar and piano came shortly after and the rest is history…

  • First drum set at two
  • NYU Honors Student
  • Jeopardy Enthusiast

“If you want world-class musicianship mixed with an even better human being, you get Drew McKeon. There isn’t an album or song that I wouldn’t prefer to have him on.  He is the salt of the Earth and an incredible collaborator.”

Alisan Porter

Winner of Season 10, The Voice

Beyond Drums

With decades of experience touring the world and a unique and diverse love of music and people, Drew is an asset to any band, on and off the stage. Whether behind the drums, piano or with a guitar in hand, his aim is always to make the artist comfortable and the audience happy.

Songwriting

Piano

Production Consulting

Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman

2019 Album of the Year Grammy nominee
& Billboard Magazine #1 Producer

“Drew McKeon has been a big force behind my sound for the last year, since I decided to go back to using live drums on records. I believe together we’re ushering in a new sound that’ll bring sonic dynamics, feeling and substance to the modern era.”

Friends on The Road