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Roland Gajate-Garcia

Roland Gajate-Garcia is a dynamic and versatile multi-percussionist, drummer, producer, and artist based in Los Angeles.

Roland played as lead percussionist for Kanye West’s groundbreaking Sunday Service performances and also performed on the Superbowl LIV halftime show with J Lo and Shakira. Roland has performed and toured worldwide with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Bruno Mars, and Camila Cabello among others. Roland served as house band percussionist for shows such as American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and The 65th Annual Emmy Awards band. He was also Grammy-nominated for his arrangement and performance on Camila Cabello’s “Havana (Live)” in addition to performing on her opening number at The 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Roland's work can also be heard on John Legend’s Grammy-nominated ‘A Legendary Christmas’ produced by Raphael Saadiq.

As a writer, producer and artist Roland brings his renowned experience as a percussionist into his production and writing style. Rolands unique studio setup brings a live energy to the writing process that can be heard on the #1 US Dance Radio song “House Arrest” which Roland co-wrote and co-produced with close friends and collaborators Sofi Tukker. Roland can also be heard on Sofi Tukkers hit song “Purple Hat”.
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