Riley O'Connor

Drummer // Songwriter

"Riley is a creative drumming powerhouse who doesn’t just bring technical excellence to the table but also very strong artistic ideas."
                                                            Harrison Fine, NOW 2015 Producer of the Year
"Riley O'Connor plays the heck out of the drums! He's a versatile player and one heck of a nice guy as well. Plays what's right for the music."
                                                                    Mark Kelso, Head of Humber Drum Dept
"Riley came into this gig blind and pulled it off like a pro. He definitely has the goods and is one of the most talented drummers I know!"
                                                Mark Jacob, Top 10 charting Canadian Country Artist
"Our drummer, Riley, is heavily schooled in jazz and is comfortable playing in all kinds of wacky time signatures so he brings some of that into the picture, while still hitting really bloody hard."
                                                    Skutch Tully, Bandleader (Love Tapper)
"Riley O'Connor's drumming both live and in the studio manages the incredible feat of being at once tuneful, toneful, and tasteful. His unflinching creativity, taut mastery of myriad styles and uncompromising work ethic make him a drumming powerhouse."
                                                         Michael Schatte, Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist
"Riley O'Connor is a talented and versatile drummer who is always prompt, professional and courteous! When Riley plays drums in my band I never have to worry. "
                                                 Carolyn T, Owner of Carolyn T Band Productions
"Riley O'Connor is the epitome of hard work and pays HUGE dividends!!! I had a studio booked for 5 days so Riley could get his drum tracks completed for the album "Vehicles". Long story short we were out of there in 2 1/2 days - Set up & tear down included. 7 of the 11 tracks are 1 take! ALL tracks are complete takes. Uncanny for the complex material Braintoy produced. Riley is living proof that Extraterrestrial Beings live in and around us!"
                                                                          Andre Wahl, Producer/Engineer
"I have known Riley O'Connor for over 10 years. In that time he has impressed me greatly with his dedication to the craft and art of drumming. His enthusiasm is very contagious and he makes a huge positive impression on everyone he works with."
                                                    Ted Warren (Humber Faculty, Rex Hotel Orchestra)
"Riley is an outstanding freelance musician with a phenomenal variety of skills at the ready and a deep love and devotion to music and drumming. This gent has studied hard. I'm happy to have him as a friend and to exchange subbing duties ... he's a reliable, likable, and honest cat."
                                                            Adam Hay (Chantall Kreviuzak, Raine Maida)