Glenn Symmonds


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Glenn started his musical journey as a session drummer through-out the 70's and 80's. He recorded and toured with artists like Automatic Man, Coke Escovedo, Etta James, Dave Mason, Juice Newton, Duncan Sheik and The Untouchables... just to name a few.  He refers to the Eddie Money Band as his "day job" with over 100 tour dates a year, however his passion remains playing his guitar and singing his songs.  Glenn is a natural storyteller and entertainer.  He often opens the show while on tour with Eddie Money and has branched out with two solo CDs:  2011's "Southern Poets, Trains and Troubadours" and his newest release "Early California".  Glenn's music features folk roots, reggae, country and pop influences identified in artists like Tom Petty, John Hiatt, John Mellencamp and Bob Dylan.  You can always find Glenn on a golf course near the current venue!  When he's not on the road, he lives in Missouri with his son, Marley.  Life is good, indeed!

Glenn met Eddie in 1974 in Oakland, California when Eddie's drummer didn't show up for rehearsal. Eddie heard Glenn playing drums in the house next door and asked if he could fill in. They played together all over the Bay Area for a couple of years before Glenn joined ex-Santana percussionist Coke Escovedo for a record and tour. When things wound down with Coke, Glenn moved to Los Angeles where he recorded and toured with many acclaimed musical groups. Eddie and Glenn crossed paths a few years later in Hollywood. Eddie was going to record a song for the movie Americathon starring John Ritter and he needed a band. He called on his old buddy Glenn and together they assembled a group of first-call musicians. They went in the next day and cut "Get A Move On". That single went to No. 28 on the Billboard Charts. Glenn continued his rigorous schedule of recording, touring and songwriting... writing songs for some European artists, before joining America's number one ska band, The Untouchables. In 1986 Glenn was with The UT's on a tour with UB40 and The Psychedelic Furs. Eddie Money, attending a concert in L.A., noticed that the drummer looked familiar... like his old buddy "Glenny". He knew immediately that Glenn would be the perfect fit in his new band that was about to take on the world with the Take Me Home Tonight Tour! Glenn is still a member of the Eddie Money Band, recording and touring with Eddie year-round. If you're lucky you can catch Glenn opening for Eddie in a solo performance with a guitar and a handful of songs, before he takes the stage behind his drum kit!

Albums

Early California
Glenn Symmonds
Early California
Southern Poets, Trains and Troubadours
Glenn Symmonds
Southern Poets, Trains and Troubadours