Aaron Gilbert-Steele

Jose James / Haerts /Sessions

Aaron Gilbert Steele is a drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles and Nashville who dabbles in many realms. From playing rootsy Americana with Peter Bradley Adams to bringing people to a different digital dimension with the cinematic sounds of Chrome Sparks. Aaron never misses a beat and is not one to be held down by a genre. He is consistent in his ways to better support the songs and artists he works with.

Some of which are:
Portugal. The Man, Aloe Blacc, Alice Smith, Boots, Chris Velan, Fences, Gabriel Rios, Ghost Beach, Jose James, LP, Reed Waddle, Sam Dew, SoulKahn, and SSION

Aaron Currently Endorses:
Istanbul Agop Cymbals
Pearl Drums & Hardware
Aquarian Drum Heads
Vic Firth Drumsticks & Brushes

Aaron's favorite setup for most shows is:
17" Xist Brilliant Crash Bottom/ Sultan Crash Top Hats
14" Epoc Hats
20" Xist Brilliant Crash
22" Agop Signature Medium Ride
*Subject to change depending on the needs of the music & venue

Currently Touring with:
Jose James
Sam Dew
On TBS's Drop The Mic (TV Show)

Custom Sultan/Sultan Jazz Sultan China
Warm, trashy and controlled china sound...
Istanbul Agop Xist Power China XIST Xist Power China
An explosive, dynamic and cutting China...
Istanbul Agop Joey Waronker Ride Cymbal 24" Joey Waronker Signature Joey Waronker Signature Ride
Designed to stand out both in the studio...
Istanbul Agop Agop Signature Hi Hats Agop Signature Agop Signature Hi-Hats
Extremely dry and dark, crisp chick soun...
Istanbul Agop Clap Stack Set Clap Stack Signature Clap Stack
Designed with Trevor Lawrence Jr, the Is...
30th Anniversary 30th Anniversary Ride
30th Anniversary Rides offer rich and fu...
Istanbul Agop Sultan Crash Custom Sultan/Sultan Jazz Sultan Crash
Full, soft and colorful. Perfect combina...
Istanbul Agop XIST Ion China XIST Xist ION China
Focused and cutting attack, the laser cu...
Istanbul Agop 22 Agop Signature Medium Ride Agop Signature Agop Signature Medium Ride
A medium weight version of the iconic Ag...
Istanbul Agop Special Edition Jazz Ride Custom Special Edition Special Edition Ride
Woody stick definition, dry overtones an...
Istanbul Agop Traditional Flat Ride Traditional Traditional Flat Ride
Excellent stick definition. Very tight r...
Istanbul Agop Mel Lewis Ride 21 Mel Lewis Signature Mel Lewis Ride
Dark and warm buttery, with a woody stic...
Istanbul Agop XIST Ride XIST Xist Ride
A more modern take on traditional Turkis...
Istanbul Agop Traditional Heavy Hi Hats Traditional Traditional Heavy Hi-Hats
High pitched and high volume with dry st...
Istanbul Agop Traditional Medium Hi Hats Traditional Traditional Medium Hi-Hats
Full bodied sticking soft and warm quali...
Istanbul Agop Epoch Crash Epoch Signature Epoch Crash
The Epoch Crashes feature a deep, warm,...
Istanbul Agop XIST Crash XIST Xist Crash
Xist Crashes have a papery attack, and a...