Brian O’Neill: eclectic percussionist, drummer, composer (Boston, MA)

Photos

Press shots

Brian O'Neill by Robin Holland on vibes and tambourines
Above photos by Robin Holland

Action shots

Brian O'Neill on vibraphone
My group, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica @ Montreal Jazz Festival (main stage) - Eva Blue
Brian O'Neill on vibraphone
More Montreal Jazz Festival - by Eva Blue
Brian O'Neill on vibraphone
More Montreal Jazz Festival - by Yves Renaud
Pacific Overtures - the Musical - percussion setup
Percussion setup reduced to 1 player for Pacific Overtures at Lyric Stage Co. of Boston (2019)
Pacific Overtures - the Musical - percussion setup
Sitzprobe for Pacific Overtures at Lyric Stage Co. of Boston (2019)
Portland Symphony percussion setup
Some of my cymbal rig for a Portland Symphony Orchestra Discovery concert. (2019)
42nd St - the Musical - percussion setup
Percussion setup for 42nd St. at North Shore Music Theatre
Working the Musical - percussion setup
Percussion setup for Working at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston
Percussion section of Albany Symphony
Percussion section during Albany Symphony's American Music Festival in 2018
Anastasia musical - percussion and drums setup

My drum and percussion setup for Anastasia (2018 edition) at Providence Performing Arts Center

david_wax_museum

Playing hand percussion, cajon, pandeiro with David Wax Museum in RI

Hairspray musical - percussion setup

My percussion setup for Hairspray at North Shore Music Theatre (2018)

HairsprayNSMT2018

Hairspray at North Shore Music Theatre (2018)

Ishna percussion with Bodhran

My bodhran, frame drum, and percussion setup for Ishna (Celtic group) in 2018

Ishna

Ishna (Celtic group) - Press Photo

ishna

Ishna (celtic group)

New England Brass

Playing drums with New England Brass

Orchestrotica at Detroit Institute of Arts

My group, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica, sound checking in front of the beautiful Diego Rivera mural.

orchestrotica at Lied Center

My group, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica, at the Lied Center in Kansas in 2017

orchestrotica at the MIM in Phoenix

My group, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica, at the Musical Instrument Museum in 2017

Percussion section - Portland Symphony

Percussion with Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine) in 2018

brian plays doumbek with Klezwoods at Johnny Ds

Doumbek with Klezwoods at Johnny Ds

the why w/ bert seager

Percussion with Bert Seager's chamber jazz quartet, Why Not, at Music Mountain in CT

west-side-story - the musical - percussion setup

My percussion setup for West Side Story at North Shore Music Theatre in 2016.

Brian O'Neill quintet Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica @ Bohemian Caverns in 2014
My group, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica (quintet) at Bohemian Caverns (Fall 2014)
Brian O'Neill quintet Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica bows vibraphone @ Bohemian Caverns in 2014
My group, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica (quintet) bowing vibes (Fall 2014)
Brian O'Neill on drums with Gabriel Solomon
Drums with Gabriel Solomon Quintet (March 2015)
Brian O'Neill recording percussion and sound effects for Klezwoods new record
Recording sound effects for Klezwoods (March 2015)
Cast of national tour of Motown in Boston
Percussion with the national tour of Motown the Musical (Feb. 2015)
Brian O'Neill on percussion with north shore music theatre
North Shore Music Theatre (drumset run of Anything Goes - Summer 2014)
Brian O'Neill's drumset setup with north shore music theatre
My kit for Anything Goes (Summer 2014)
Brian O'Neill on percussion with Jeni Jol and Tev Stevig
Playing percussion with Jeni Jol (Tev Stevig) (2014)
Brian O'Neill's percussion setup for Klezwoods
My typical riq, doumbek, tappan, cajon, pandeiro setup for Klezwoods (2014)
Brian O'Neill on vibraphone
Playing vibes and tambourines with my quartet (6/2011)
Brian on pander with la tuza
Pandeiro with La Tuza. Photo by Kelly Creedon (7/2009)
Brian leads the 22pc Esquivel big band
Leading my 22-pc Esquivel big band, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica. Photo by Kelly Davidson (1/2011)
Brian O'Neill on tammorra
Playing the italian tammorra (6/2011)
Brian O'Neill on vibraphone
Playing vibes and riq with my quartet (1/2011)
bodhran
Lap-style bodhran with my exotica quartet. Photo by Kelly Davidson (6/2011)
marimbula
Marimbula playing with La Tuza. Photo by Kelly Creedon (7/2009)
Brian on pandeiro
On pandeiro and cajon with Choros Com Chocolate in Brooklyn, MA at the Tea Lounge.
ocean_cajon
My typical ocean drum/cajon organic drumset thing. Photo by Kelly Creedon (7/2009)
tamborita
Nice close-up of the quijada used in son jarocho music with La Tuza. Photo by Kelly Creedon (11/2009)
tamborita
Typical La Tuza huasteco/jarocho setup with ocean drum and cajon. Photo by Kelly Creedon (11/2009)
tamborita
Tamborita (Mexican drum for Son Calentano music). Photo by Kelly Creedon (7/2009)
HIJF
Piano with WAITIKI @ 2006 Hawaii International Jazz Festival. Unknown photographer
latinperc
Salsa/Latin rehearsal at Berklee. Nice upside-down guiro playing. Photo by Debbie Cavalier
LTstudioSetup
La Tuza recording setup. Photo by me!