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Location: Mendocino, United States

Member Since: May 2013

Last online: September 2016

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Drummer, Percussionist



Claudia has a very eclectic style incorporating hand drums and drum kit, bringing world rhythms, tribal trance grooves, funky jungle tribal beats and a solid in the pocket feel to the music. 

With over 25 years of live performance, touring and recording experience, Claudia has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. That includes playing 47 states and over 11 Countries.

Performed with the following:

National tour with Linda Perry of The 4-non blondes- and producer for PINK and Christina Augilera

Jerry Garcia Band-The Grateful Dead

Ray White-Frank Zappa

Bonnie Raitt

Tito Puente

Randy Jackson-Bass player for Aretha Franklin and judge for American Idol

Hollis Gentry-Fat Burger

Ben Atkins-Bass player for Michael Jackson

Narada Michael Walden-Aretha Franklin, Jeff Beck

Bruce Barthol-Country Joe & the Fish

Benny Rietveld-Bass player for Santana

Gene Parsons-The Byrd's and more….


Shared the stage with:

Papa Wembe

George Clinton

10,000 Maniacs

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Faith No More

Ben Harper

Bob Weir-Rat Dog

Chris Isaak

Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys

The Ramones

Green Day

BB King

4-Non Blondes

Gang of Four

Ani Defranco with Sara Lee from Gang of Four

Vince Wellnick and Prairie Prince of the Tubes


John Lee Hooker

Violent Femmes

Poncho Sanchez

Jefferson Airplane

Big Brother and the Holding Company

It's a Beautiful Day

Natalie Merchant

Yellow Jackets

Spyro Gyro

Zap Mama/

Delhi 2 Dublin

Linda Hopkins

Wall of Voodoo

The GoGo's

Lydia Lunch

Elvin Bishop

June Millington-Fanny

Tower of Power

And more……


 Sample of Festivals:

Playboy Jazz Festival featuring Poncho Sanchez and Linda Hopkins- Hollywood Bowl,

Laguna Seca Day's Music Festival in Monterey, CA, W/ Ani Defranco, Joan Osborn, Ben Harper, Bob Weir (Rat Dog)

1986 Worlds Expo Fair with Princess Diana & Prince Charles, Vancouver, Canada,

Earth Dance, Laytonville, CA

Woodstock, Golden Gate Park 2009

Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa, CA

Whole Earth Fair, Davis, CA W/ Bos Scaggs and Elvin Bishop

Angry women's Festival- Berlin, Germany/ Vienna, Austria

Cannes Film Festival-Paris France

Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA W/ Spyro Gyra and Yellow Jackets

Blues by the Bay, SF, CA W/ BB King and John Lee Hooker

Benbow Summer Arts, Benbow, CA

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Festival and more…


Some of the venues include:

The Fillmore, SF,

The Warfield, SF,

Virgin Mega Store in Time Square NY

 Slims, SF

Great American Music Hall, SF

House of Blues, Chicago and LA,

Johnny Depp’s the Viper Room and more….


Independent Recording includes:  

Current BMI Independent recording artist, 1990-2013

Druid Sisters-Claudia Paige and Cyoakha Grace-2013

Diane Patterson-2013

The Blue Dudes “LIVE” at the Mendocino Fire House, 2013

Druid Sisters: Moon Juju, 2011

Druid Sisters Tea Party: Gypsy Love Caravan, 2006

Linda Perry, (4-Non Blonds): Deep Throat Tour 1999

My Familiar- Familiar Music, BMI, 1997

Holly Joe- Found Sound, 1994

When Girls Collide- Crush Records, 1994

Santa Cruz Local Music CD compilation, 1994

APG recording artist in San Francisco, 1990s

Shanghai Pearl- CBS Records, 1990

Blazing Redheads- Redwood Records, 1990

Jain- Talk about it, self released, Robert David Recording, 1984

Jain- KUSF compilation, 1983


Styles of drumming:

Eclectic World Fusion

Jungle Tribal


Swampy Blues

Rock and Roll

Afro Celtic

Afro Cuban and other Latin styles

Middle Eastern

World Jazz

Reggae, calypso, Island music

Tribal Trance Shamanic Rhythms


Trip Hop

Psychedelic World Rock and more….


Performed and composed music in musical theater companies, including

The “Tony Award” winning Theater Company, The San Francisco Mime Troupe and ACT productions in San Francisco.


Composer/drummer percussionist/bassist for soundtracks through Grace and Paige SoundScape Studios- for independent movies and commercials.


Entertained the United Nations on behalf of the Department of Defense for the United States Government in Bosnia, Hungary and Croatia.


An international tour sponsored by the Cannes Film Festival in France.

An international tour sponsored by Loft Concerts in Germany and Austria.

A concert series sponsored by the San Francisco international media for the German Consulate and the Goethe Institute..

 Appeared on TV Comedy Central and channel 36 presents, “Stand Up, its Thursday Night”!

Channel 9 KQED; Channel 2 KTVU “Friends of Oscar”- National AIDS benefit.


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SAYS: Claudia is a dynamic player who adds passion to the music and she makes it sound unique and powerful, sensual and edgy. She will take you on a dance journey, you won’t want to sit down!


I am the founder of the band “Druid Sisters Tea Party”, a tribal Afro/Celtic Jungle Gypsy Band playing music festivals worldwide-Getting ready for our Portugal/Spain tour-2013/2014


Drummer and percussionist for the Mendocino Women’s Choir-And producer for their concert series 2013


Drum Equipment:

Ayotte Drum Set made out of 6 ply sugar maple, from Canada, with wood rims.

20x18 bass drum

16x14 floor tom

14x14 floor tom

13x12 hi tom

10x8 hi tom

Paiste 22 inch ride, hand hammered for tuning

Paiste 18 inch crash

Zildjian 16 inch crash

Zildjian 14 inch crash

1956 Zildjian hi hat cymbals


Second Drum Kit

Pearl BLX 9 ply solid birch

Djembe hand drum, 14 inch

Vietnamese hand drum set

Solid rosewood Ashiko hand drum

Assorted hand percussion



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