Pepe Clarke Magaña is a musician and teacher from Juarez, Mexico now residing in El Paso, TX. He is the drummer for the heavy rock band KYNG. In 1998, Pepe moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a musical education at Musicians Institute, and later to Boston, MA to attend Berklee College Of Music. In 2002, he moved back to LA to begin his career in music. In 2004, he joined the latin metal band Ankla, which would be the beginning of his touring career. This touring opened the door in 2009, filling in on a European tour with the metal band Dååth. In 2010, he began playing for the hardcore band Strife and has toured with them throughout Europe, South America, and Japan. During a touring hiatus in 2009, Eddie Veliz, Tony Castañeda, and Pepe got together at a rehearsal studio in Hollywood, CA, and KYNG was born, which has released 3 full length albums. Pepe currently plays with KYNG and Strife and owns and operates Let There Be Rock School - El Paso; a performance based music school.