I’m Giulliana Merello, a professional drummer from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently living in New York City. I’ve been in the music industry for 17 years, I’ve recorded as a drummer and composed and made several records. I have my own project called TOP Queens.
TOP Queens is a band of ten women from different parts of the globe who started as a tribute of Tower Of Power. Later on, they were called by TOP original singer Larry Braggs to tour together. Currently based in NYC the band started to create original music that has groove, soul and funky vibes.
My ambition is to highlight and create more space for talented women in the music scene and add something new, refreshing, and inspiring to the industry. In 2018 I started working as the drummer for the internationally acclaimed “Concha Buika. We performed all around the world in the most important venues, in Wroclaw, Poland at Narodowe Forum Muzyki, SF Jazz center in San francisco, Le Maison du Peuple Belfort France,Veracruz Cumbre Tajin festival, Grand Théâtre de Genève in Switzerland and many others. The shows have been seen by more than 100.000 people all over the world.
In January 2020 I was hired to work with Karol G. She was the winner of 19th Latin GRAMMY Award as a Best New Artist. We performed at the Universal Music Group Showcase, The Latin Grammys 2020, Tv program in Arg, Macy’s Parade, Verizon Up, Bud Light Seltzer sessions and more.
I toured the USA five consecutive times in the last 4 years with Gary Numan, Concha Buika, Karol G, Me Not You, Computer Magic, Lorena Leigh, Larry Braggs, Brian Ray among others playing in major venues around the world. I also toured in Japan playing at prestigious venues in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya.
In addition, as a prolific artist, I often garner frequent and positive media attention from multiple media outlets such as Vic Firth, Roland, 64 Audio, Zildjian.