Joey “Bones” Parasole – Drummers I Like Podcast #31


Welcome to the First episode of 2017, and we are super excited to have Joey “Bones” Parasole on the show! Better known as “Joey Bones” this fine gent has seen it all, traveled the world, conquered the odds, and the way he tells it all is entertaining and enlightening, to say the least. Join us as we gain a little insight from Joey Bones as to how he makes it all happen with style.

Intro – 1:30 Joey Parasole plays for the Morgan Freemasons, and is endorsed my Zion Cymbals. Joey is a very talented drummer and has some great stories to share about it all.

1:30-10:00 We dive right into this one, exploring the in-depth and diverse past of Joey Bones. Joey was raised in Brooklyn and after many different attempts at other instruments ranging from the Cielo to the Violin, Joey realized that the drummers for him was where it was at, and at age ten there was no looking back. In 2001 Joey found college didn’t work and the manager for Pennywise, picked him up and brought him to California where he got a taste of the touring lifestyle. From there Joey made it back to New York to play with the band Fair-Weather who was with equal vision records.

10:00 – 15:00 Since his wild ride, Joey has since married and had children but the time away from the kit wasn’t cutting it for Joey so about a year ago, he started back up with his Instagram account which has taken off. Joey expands on the craziness by saying that although it has grown exponentially for joey its really about the sharing, and the community. Richard and Kevin agree and expand by saying the something about the drumming community is really based about just that a community of drummers sharing ideas and experiences with each other.

15:00 -19:30 Richard asks Joey to break down how he gets such clear sound and high video quality. For Joey, it’s simple, a GoPro Hero4 silver and his drum kit. Joey plans to acquire more audio equipment, but for the time being Joey is focusing more on his playing and his family until the right time.

20:00 -29:00 Joey Bones now breaks us down the Love Custom drum kit he uses. Love being one of the first custom companies he found on Instagram and his endorsers providing him with his four-pieces 7-ply maple kit. Joey also can’t resist collecting many snares from his Love custom snare made of aged steel and trick throw off. Joey also has other custom drums ranging from pork pie little squealer to an older Spawn acrylic snare, too many others Joey is addicted to snares. And the addiction doesn’t stop there, Joey also announces his recent custom snare made by Predator Percussion, who really knows how to make an amazing snare with an incredible hands-on experience.

29:00 – 38:00 Not only does Joey release his own drumming content for others to enjoy, he also manages an Instagram page known as Groove Share, where he hand selects drum videos daily of known and up and coming drummers to share with the drumming community. To Joey helping other drummers who have the talent but not the time to share videos is what makes it enjoyable for him, and why he created Groove Share. Joey also mentions how he is working towards creating some loops that he hopes to be released soon.

RAPID SINGLES! (Lightning Round)

1. What was holding you back from becoming a successful drummer? Getting over the hurdle of time.

2. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Jona Vola told Joey never stop, smile threw your mistakes.

3. what’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? Punctuality

4. share a resource or tool that helps you survive as a drummer. Zion Cymbals

5. recommend just one book. what would it be and why? George Lawrence-Stick Control, Joey says it’s the foundation for drummers!

6.imagine you woke up tomorrow in a world exactly like ours, you still had all the same knowledge and talent that you have as a drummer but you know no one. All you have is $500, a smart-phone, and small portable drum set. What would you do first? First Joey is going to Las Vegas, where he takes his smart phone and does the same thing he did a year ago, post videos and play drums, and some gambling on the side.

And that’s a wrap, folks! Thanks for tuning into this fantastic episode with Joey Bones, it was a pleasure talking with you. Check out Joey’s drumming and his page Groove Share on Instagram and keep an eye out for Joey’s Custom Predator Percussion Snare and his drum loops. What a great way to start off the new year!! Once again, we want to thank Mr. Parasole for spending the evening with us! 

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