Gabriella Andrews

Australia

Hi, my name is Gabriella Andrews, I’m 9 years old from Melbourne Australia. I’ve been learning to play drums since I was 4 years old. This is the first time I have entered HLAG competition and I love seeing all the cool girl drummers from around the world.

I love listening to music especially Jazz/Fusion, Latin and Progressive Rock. I have many favourite drummers. People like Simon Phillips, Cindy Blackman, Dave Weckle and Anika Nilles to name a few.

Apart from drumming, I love horses and horse riding. I also have a pet cat called Chester that I adore.

I am playing an original drum solo that my drum teacher and I created together especially for HLAG competition. I’ve called it “Storm Warning”. Lots of love Gabi.

37 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Chow on March 28, 2022 at 3:29 am

    What an amazing performance! A 9 year old girl with so much talent and drive in life.
    When I listen to your drumming, I can actually envisage a storm approaching, I can picture the wind, the leaves and branches swaying in the tall trees,
    the lightning strikes, the wind, rain and storm building and gathering momentum till it hits.
    My partner loves to sail and he can also imagine a storm brewing out in the ocean, when listening to your wonderful creative performance.
    Great work!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on March 28, 2022 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you and I’m so happy you liked it.

  2. valentina2014 valentina2014 on March 29, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Increíble trabajo!! muy bien.

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on March 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you Valentina.

  3. Paul on March 29, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Hi Gabriella.That drum solo was absolutely sensational.Hope you do well in the contest.Greetings from Paul a fellow drummer and drum teacher from Melbourne Australia.

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on March 29, 2022 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Paul, thank you for your message of good wishes.

  4. Mai Chow on March 30, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Fantastic creative piece of work!
    It definitely sounds a lot like an impending storm. A great composition and performance.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on March 30, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you. I’m happy you enjoyed it.

  5. Liz Veale on March 31, 2022 at 4:39 am

    What a fabulous performance!!
    Great sound and excellent drumming. You are very talented for someone so young – only 9 years old.
    You are going to take the world by storm.
    You GO GIRL!!!!!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on March 31, 2022 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you Liz. I’m so happy you enjoyed my playing.

  6. victoriaacosta victoriaacosta on April 1, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Amazing Gabriella!! 🤩

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 2, 2022 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you.

  7. Louise Wong on April 3, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Wow What Wonderful drumming!
    Really enjoyed your original piece of music. Great sound. Outstanding Work!
    Can’t wait to hear more of your music.

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 3, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you very much.

  8. valeabrildrums valeabrildrums on April 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Gabriella! This is SO amazing!! You’re so talented! I really love this, thank you for sharing us your piece! You’re an inspiration! Congratulations!!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 5, 2022 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you for your lovely message. I’m so happy you liked my drum piece. Good luck in the competition and stay happy.

  9. Tim Chow on April 5, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Great work! Fantastic drumming.
    Keep up the wonderful work. We love your hard work and great musical tunes!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 5, 2022 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you…

  10. krystel05 krystel05 on April 5, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Eso fue realmente increíble te admiro 👏👏👏

    • rrothenbuhler rrothenbuhler on April 9, 2022 at 9:10 am

      Gabriella -:) This is an amazing piece of work! I can really “feel” the music😌. Congratulations !! you are so talented and creative.

      👏👏

      • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 10, 2022 at 1:44 am

        Thank you. I’m so happy you liked my drum piece.

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 10, 2022 at 1:45 am

      Thank you so much.

  11. Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 5, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you very much.

  12. Meaghan Shaw on April 10, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Awesome Gabi! Such a mature performance. Great drumming skills and composition. Good luck in the contest.

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Meaghan. I’m happy you liked this piece.

  13. Kayla Drummer on April 14, 2022 at 5:46 am

    Wow, this is excellent Gabriella! Great job!!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 14, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you Kayla.

  14. Andrew Vincent on April 15, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Very impressive Gabi! Love your work! I hope you do well in the contest.
    All the very best!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 17, 2022 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you. I’m very happy you liked my drumming.

  15. Allegra Care on April 18, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Gabriella I wish you all the best of luck this year. Great drumming I love it.
    Allegra x

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 20, 2022 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you very much.

  16. Rhys Lett on April 20, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Gabi we are so proud of you, fantastic composition!!!

    Rhys, owner of Eastern Suburbs School of Music

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on April 20, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you Rhys. It’s such a nice surprise to get your comment.

  17. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 29, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Gabriella, I’m very impressed with you playing a solo without accompaniment. You did a great job.

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on May 2, 2022 at 3:50 am

      Thank you Maria, I’m so happy you liked my playing.

  18. Zurda on May 2, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Gabriella! Congratulations, one of my favorites is Simon Phillips, too! I love the way you perform! I notice the love you have for drumming. I recommend you to practice always with a metronome, keep on doing and enjoy while you are playing the drums!!

    • Gabriella Andrews Gabriella Andrews on May 2, 2022 at 6:28 pm

      Hi and thank you for your support. I hope to see Simon Phillips play live one of these days and maybe even get a chance to meet him. Thanks for the recommendation about the metronome practice. I do do daily metronome practice and realize how important it is for good timing.

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