Guinness World Records - Officially Amazing

World's youngest drummer: 7-year-old Julian Pavone recognised by Guinness World Records™

 
 
 
 
 
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He may only be only 7-years old, but musical prodigy Julian Pavone is already something of a rock veteran.

Confirmed today as the World's youngest professional drummer by Guinness World Records, the little drummer boy from  Detroit (USA) became the youngest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers' Drumline at age 15 months, and was just 20 months old when he recorded his first album 'Go Baby!' with well-known session bassist Ralphe Armstrong.

 

As well as appearing on TV programmes such as "The Oprah Winfrey Show' and "Good morning America",  Julian is also the youngest performer to have played at Hollywood's famed Whisky A Go-Go music club and has already picked up a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award. 

Despite his small stature, Julian plays a 22-piece custom drum set with 17 cymbals and a double kick.

His dad Bernadino, who is also a drummer, says he knew at a very early age Julian was a natural talent.
"I used to play music on my wife's stomach all the time when she was pregnant with Julian, " he explains.

 

"Around eight months I noticed he had developed a rhythmic kick where he could actually keep time and would tap along with Beatles songs."

"At three-months I sat down at my drum kit with him in a baby carrier with some earplugs in and he reached up and grab the sticks.

"By six months he was playing syncopated beats by nine months he was somehow playing proper beats."

Julian is set to record his next CD with Grammy Award winning producer Michael J. Powell over his summer break from school.

He has been a professional drummer since age 5 years, 10 months, 3 days. 

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