Drummer/Singer



For the last 25 years, Rich Pagano has made a living as a New York City session drummer, singer and touring musician.
His recording, producing and stage credits include, Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Robbie Robertson, Ray Davies, Willie Nile, gospel icon Marie Knight, Joan Osborne, Levon Helm, Roger Waters, Mott The Hoople, legend Ian Hunter and the premier Beatles band, The Fab Faux in which he is a founding member and singer/drummer.

Some of the mentioned artists have recorded at his New York City studio, New Calcutta Recordings with Rich as engineer or as producer.
Other passions include teaching a class that he created called, The Art of Recording Classic Drums as an adjunct teacher at The Clive Davis Institute of Music at NYU in New York City or at his studio, and booking musicians, bands and events through his company, Hi-Fidelity Music.

Currently, Rich is in the studio recording his second solo release with his band, the sugarCane cups.

Elvis Costello

"Backstabbers" from the Soundtrack of HBO's 'Vinyl'
Drums

Elvis Costello

Point of Know Return" from the Soundtrack of HBO's 'Vinyl'
Drums

Ian Hunter

Still Love Rock and Roll
Drums and Background Vocals

Garland Jeffreys

"Coney Island Winter" Live on Network TV
Drums

Roger Waters

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Live in Washington, DC
Drums

Patti Smith

"Dancing Barefoot" Live on Network TV
Drums

SNL

"Christmastime For The Jews"
Drums

Gus Birney

"Dreaming"
Drums and Background Vocals

Willie Nile

"Faded Flower of Broadway"
Drums and Background Vocals

Willie Nile

"Asking Annie Out"
Drums

Shelby Lynne

"Mother" Live in NYC
Drums

Freedy Johnston

"Changed Your Mind"
Drums

Marshall Crenshaw

"Calling Out for Love" Live in NYC
Drums and Background Vocals

Rosanne Cash

"Hope Against Hope" Live on Network TV
Drums

Rich Pagano + the SugarCane Cups

"You Want To Stay High"
Drums and Lead Vocals

Natalie Mishell

"Gently Down Your Stream"
Drums, Percussion and Background Vocals

The Fab Faux

"Abbey Road Medley" Live in Liverpool, UK
Drums and Vocals

Michelle Lewis

"Mr. Marigold"
Drums

Arielle

"It's Alright To Cry"
Drums and Background Vocals

Rich Pagano + the SugarCane Cups

Peace And Tranquility
Percussion and Lead Vocals

EARLY ELTON

"My Father's Gun" LIVE in NYC
Drums and Lead Vocals