Q and A with Tyler Zarzeka

Q and A with Tyler Zarzeka

October 16, 2017 0 By Bryan Swann

Photo courtesy of Tyler Zarzeka

Professional Drummer, Tyler Zarzeka, has lent his talents to many bands over the year ranging from all types of genres. Tyler is currently out on tour playing drums for Noah Cyrus on the Katy Perry Witness tour.  Take a look below and see what all Tyler has done, and what his current run with Cyrus has been like.

BS: How many bands have you played drums for?

TZ: I would say a little over a dozen, ranging from genres such as; folk, pop punk, pop, rock, and singer-songwriter.

BS: What do you think you have learned the most from playing in multiple bands?

TZ: I think the biggest lesson I get from all these different artists is that I have to be versatile in what and how I play.  Every gig is going to be different, and its nice when the music director asks you can you give it more of a “latin” feel, that I can deliver. 

BS: You’re currently playing with Noah Cyrus. What’s that like for you?

TZ: Noah is such a great performer and singer.  It’s so nice to work with someone who actually wants to travel and sing.  I can’t wait to see how her career develops in the next 5-10 years.

BS: What city had the best crowd for you?

TZ: That’s a tough question to answer.  The Midwest is usually very responsive, compared to the West Coast, where everyone seems to have their arms folded in disapproval.  However, Europe and Asia’s fan base is insane!  They have such a great appreciation for live performances, it kinda blows the US out of the water sad to say.

BS: Has there been any extraordinary performances on this tour so far?

TZ: Playing The Tonight Show was a really fun experience.  Also playing Madison Square Garden with her dad (Billy Ray Cyrus) was pretty damn epic.  

BS: What’s next for you?

TZ: As of now I’m going to stick with Noah as long as she wants me to.  If I had the pleasure of working with her for the next decade I would be ecstatic.

BS: Lastly what is the best advice you could give a young drummer starting out?

TZ: Practice, practice, practice.  The older you get, the less time you’ll have to progress as a musician.  

BS: What is the best way for fans to reach out to you?

TZ: Instagram is great because my face is glued to that app.  But Facebook works as well.