Howard Goldberg


Howard's father gave him drum sticks when he was seven years old. That's when his fascination with rhythm began. He beat the sticks on the floor until he was twelve when he got his first drum kit. By age fifteen, after studying with several high profile drum instructors, he earned himself the esteemed position as drum editor for Warner Brothers Publications. He further honed his skills and showed his versatility as drummer and percussionist in musical theater productions of "Hair," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Applause Applause" and many others. 

Howard was a co-founding member and drummer for critically acclaimed funk band “Rudy." During their twenty-year year run, Rudy opened for bands including The Disco Biscuits, Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies, Edwin McCain, Bow Wow Wow, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Train and many more. Rudy was voted the #1 Funk band in Florida by the readers of Jam Magazine. Rudy's music has been featured on MTV shows "Real World" and "Road Rules" for over 10 years. Their music has also been featured on the Disney Channel and in several motion pictures including National Lampoon's "Van Wilder."

In addition to a vast amount of session work, Howard has also shared the stage with dozens of regional and national artists, including B.B. King, Calton Coffie (Inner Circle), Spin Doctors, Ben Harper’s band, Brett Scallions (Fuel), and Matt Kramer and Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick). 

The untimely and unexpected passing of The Livesays' drummer, Eddie Zyne, (formerly of Hall & Oates), on 11/02/18, left the band members and their fans heavy-hearted and wondering who would be able to fill the void left by such an accomplished and beloved drummer. South Florida's extremely popular, proficient and versatile "go-to-drummer-to-call" Howard Goldberg was the obvious choice. In his own words, "I have an enormous amount of respect for Eddie. His playing was inspiring, to say the least. Every night I perform with The Livesays, I will do my best to honor his memory and the incredible body of work he left behind." 

Howard plays Yamaha drums with Vic Firth sticks.

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