Phil Carnivale

Phone: 801.309.5414 

Email: phil.carnivale@daddario.com

Q&A with Phil:

Q: What instrument(s) do you play? A: Drums

Q: What kind of gear do you use? A: Yamaha Beech Custom Drums in Blueberry Stain finish, Sabian Cymbals, Pro Mark sticks, Evans Black Chrome heads

Q: Favorite band or artist? A: Rush

Q: Favorite album? A: At this point, RUSH’s “Clockwork Angels.”  A great mix of hard rock/concept album.

Q: Favorite food? A: BBQ

Q: Funniest moment at D’Addario? A: Midwest Clinic 2012, Chicago;  Jim Bailey played the opening section to RUSH’s “YYZ” on a violin we had at our booth…..he nailed it, and I couldn't have laughed any harder because…well…he’s NOT a violinist.  Not even close.

Q: What is the best live show you have ever been to? A: U2 at the Worcester Centrum in 1987.  Rush’s comeback concert in Hartford, CT in 2002.

Q: Musical guilty pleasure? A: Prog Rock marathon sessions…..

Q: The worst song ever written is?   A: “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney.

Q: Favorite D’Addario artist? A: John Petrucci