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Ron Wikso
Ron Wikso
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Artist Biography

Everything you need to know in one spot.

  • Band/Affiliation: Greg Rolie Band
  • Country: United States

Ron was born in Dover, Delaware and started playing drums at the age of 7, studying privately with Larry Ramsden while growing up on Long Island. Along with his private studies, Ron played in several local bands and began playing his first professional gigs by the time he was 12. He also participated in as many of the school bands, orchestras and choirs as he could in an effort to learn as much as possible about music.

After graduating from East Islip High School, Ron moved on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After studying at Berklee for a year, Ron found himself working quite a bit over the summer in various bands in New York so he decided to stay in New York and continue playing professionally rather than return to college. It didn't take long before he found himself playing a 4 month engagement on the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten...a far cry from the cold winters of Boston and New York!

Ron eventually moved out to Los Angeles and set out to meet other musicians and find work as a musician. It didn't take long before he found it and he has been a constant presence in the Los Angeles music community ever since.

After establishing himself on the LA music scene, Ron began to get called for various recording sessions and tours with some of the best musicians and well known entertainers in the world. Some of the people he's worked with include Cher, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Foreigner, David Lee Roth (Van Halen), The Storm, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Randy Meisner (the Eagles), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Wings/The Moody Blues), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent/Jimmy Barnes), Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee and many others.

Ron lives in Los Angeles and currently divides his professional time between live touring gigs and session work. Besides the traditional studio scene he does a lot of session work at his own 2 Guyz & A Fader Studio.

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