Oscar Garcia Born June 5th 1976 ,In Mayaguez P.R.-
Oscar was always
surrounded By Music and performance, as his parents
were always playing
music, ranging from classical music to
pop-rock-country and Latin – some Jazz as well. At a
very early age, he
remembers watching a Kiss video somewhere around
1979-1980, and as every child, was hooked.
Growing up would be Constantly
doing make believe shows, anything ranging
from rock to pop to metal. Fast forward to age 14,
after trying out guitar lessons a few years earlier,
drums was always in his veins, just hadn’t realized it
yet. So in November of 1990, it was the first
time that I would sit down at a drumset for my first
Lesson well the rest is history. It became my Lively
hood. After High school, I went on to study cusic and
earn a bachellor’s degree In Music (Classical none
less), along the way discovering all sorts of amazing
becoming of my formative style. After College mainly
doing Studio sessions and hired gun. Oscar moves to Orlando Florida
(Jan. 2001) to pursue a recording engineering degree.
After school then
music and audio became a full time job In every capacity possible,
whether it was audio, playing music, drum tech. During this time,
there were some bands, unfortunately they didn’t
lasted as long as they should have. Around 2010, after
a few years out of the scene, oscar comes back and
through mutual friends meets April Montallana, she was
in need of a Drummer for a project at this point just
a duo (guitar, drums, vocals). Eventually this project
became a full Band (Auditory Armory). Now eighter
years later, it’s going stronger than ever with no
plans of slowing down…… And the story continues.
Musical Influences :
Drummers: Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Portnoy, Jeff Porcaro, Dave Weckl, Virgil Donati, Chad Smith, Danny Carey, Marco Minnemann, Gavin Harrison, Steve Smith, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Robbie Ameen, Matt Garska, Matt Halpern...just to name a few.
Artist: Sting, Dream Theater, Chik Corea, Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Spocks Beard, Anthrax, RHCP, Faith No More, Allan Holdsworth, UK, Teseract, Primus, Incubus, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Lizt, W.A. Mozart, Tribal Tech….among many many others .
Saluda Cymbals: https://www.saludacymbals.com/
Custom IEM https://www.inearz.com/
Xcel Sticks: https://xceldrumsticks.com/
Coffee (Capuccino), Thai Tea Iced and water.
Huge Fan Of
Movies…If I could I’d go to the movies 4 times a
Ice Hockey, Football, Baseball.