Preston Thrall

Preston Thrall - Drums & Percussion

Preston Thrall was born and raised in Alameda. At an early age, he began playing guitar but quickly found his love for the drums. While living in Philadelphia during the 70's, Preston played with a punk group called The Six O'Clock News. In the 80's, he was a founding member of the LA-based group New Frontier, a country/rock band that released an album under the MIKA/Polygram label. Preston played for several years in a rock/pop group with San Francisco musician Robert Berry (of the band 3 w/Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer). With Robert, he recorded 2 records: "In These Eyes" and "Pilgrimage to a Point". By 1991, he joined The Alameda All Stars. Preston's feel on the drums is truly unique. His ability to combine tasty, synchronized drum fills while keeping a huge groove is completely awesome! To play with him is a total pleasure and always pushes you to another level. Preston enjoyed a nine-year run as drummer for Gregg Allman & Friends until the fall of 1999. He appeared on 2 of Gregg's solo albums, "Searching for Simplicity" (released in November of 1997) and "No Stranger to the Dark - The Best of Gregg Allman" (2002), both on the 550/Sony Music label. Preston's ease in playing a diversity of styles continues to excite audiences and has earned him much respect from his peers.

Preston uses:
DW drums and hardware
Sabian Cymbals
Vic Firth sticks