Hands On’Semble is a contemporary percussion ensemble devoted to the art of hand drumming founded by renowned percussion vanguard John Bergamo in 1997. Born out of the Percussion and World Music programs at CalArts at that time, Hands On’Semble has come to define the state of world percussion on the West Coast.
“A Stellar percussion group…extraordinary soloing, and extensive palette of sounds.”
“Hands On’Semble plays music that is pure 21st century California, the fulcrum where the whole planet meets.”
-World Rhythm Magazine
Two time winner of Drum! Magazine Reader’s Poll Award Best Percussion Ensemble.
Randy Gloss - percussion
Andrew Grueschow - percussion
Austin Wrinkle - percussion