Jay Dardano - Signature Artist – Scorpion Percussion

Jay Dardano - Signature Artist

"With 37 years behind the kit, I have used many of the big name sticks out there. As a hard hitter, I would typically go through 2-3 pairs of sticks per show. This problem was solved in 2018 after taking a chance on a little known company named Scorpion Percussion. Hands down, the most durable sticks on the market with a great feel and balance."

Drummer Jay Dardano poses with Scorpion Percussion drumsticks behind his drumkit

With a rock drumming father and a jazz drumming grandfather in my family, there was no shortage of drum kits to play on when I was growing up. At age 8 I was able to take formal lessons and I knew this was the instrument I wanted to play. Still, to this day, it never gets old. I recorded my first album "Purple Shann" with my band "Rook" at age 15. Over the years I have played in various cover and tribute bands of all genres. I moved to Las Vegas in 2010 and found that playing covers was your ticket to landing large gigs. I Joined my current band, Wicked Garden, in late 2010 playing 90's covers in some of the city's largest entertainment venues and earning the "Best of Las Vegas" award from 2017-2019 as best cover band. Tiring of playing coverings, we decided to go to work on our own music. We released our debut album "Post Dystopian Leisure Music" in April of 2019. Currently we are in the studio working on our second album set to be released in October 2021.

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