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Paiste welcomes Kris MacFarlane to the Paiste Artist Family



Nottwil/Switzerland – The world renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste is proud to welcome Kris MacFarlane (#Independent #Great Big Sea #Alan Doyle) to its Artist Endorsement Program.

Always the consummate sideman, Kris MacFarlane has quietly and steadily built a reputation as the preferred drummer for many of Canada's premier singers, songwriters and artists in Rock, Pop, Country, Folk and Theatre.

Blending old-school feel and musicality with the use of technology and a willingness to try anything for the song has led Kris to work with a wide range of artists including roots rocker Dustin Bentall, country crooner George Canyon, rock duo Crush and producing wiz Hawksley Workman. Other highlights include a recording project with Garth Hudson of the Band and developing an auto-biographical theatre show with The Late Denny Doherty of The Mamas and The Papas, both members of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Also in-demand as a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Kris has spent the last decade touring and recording multiple gold and platinum records with Canadian folk heroes Great Big Sea and has been supporting GBS frontman Alan Doyle on his recent solo album and tour.

Kris comments on Paiste cymbals…

“What I love about Paiste cymbals is their responsiveness. I can touch them lightly and they sparkle or play them hard and they sustain beautifully and never choke. They always sit in a mix perfectly. The mid range doesn't get muddy or jumbled with the vocals, guitars and keyboards. The high end is complex and sweet. I particularly love the Signature Full and Dark Energy crashes!”

Kris on joining Paiste...

“I'm very excited to join the Paiste family. I've had the good fortune of working with incredible people in the cymbal industry but Paiste has sophistication in sound and feel that is unlike anyone else.”

Paiste’s Artist Endorsement Policy, as established in 1957 with the creation of «Drummer Service», is based entirely on the artist’s appreciation for Paiste products, Paiste’s recognition of the artist’s career and distinguished status among the drum and percussion community, and mutual respect and loyalty.

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