Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Walfredo Reyes, Jr (Wally) has been able to integrate his passion for drums and percussion into his own unique global rhythmic style. Simply put, Wally is able to sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time.
Not surprisingly, this “one man percussion show” has gathered an impressive list of gigs over the years, including touring and/or recording with: Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Johnny Hallyday, Lindsey Buckingham, Khaled, Carl Verheyen, El Chicano and many, many more! Wally has performed in over 1,000 educational events over the last 30 years at universities, drum festivals, music schools, etc. He released his DVD, Global Beats for Drum Set & Percussion, in 2004 through Hal Leonard Publishing.
Walfredo, who has been a long time endorser for Audix microphones, of our microphones, uses the DP7 mic package for his 5 piece set-up. Wally states, “The DP7 is without a doubt, the best way imaginable to bring the sound of my drums to my audience. Essentially, these microphones have become a part of my drum kit!”