Gregg Potter

Emmy Award winning drummer Gregg Potter, is the drummer with the new Buddy Rich Band.

Gregg fronted the Buddy Rich Band throughout the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration year 2017-2018 World Tour.    Not only crisscrossing the United States, but barnstorming Europe, including a sold out week at prestigious Ronnie Scott’s UK, where Buddy recorded several albums and solidified his drumming mastery abroad! Most recently featured in the August 2018 issue of DRUMHEAD Magazine, the number one drum magazine in circulation.  Gregg’s inaugural show was at the 25th Anniversary Buddy Rich Memorial Concert in England at the London Palladium in April of 2012, with that performance he definitely put his mark on the drumming world.  He also lead the band through a sold out 2012 Summer Tour and a 2013 SRO Japan concert series.  He was also featured in the December 2012 special commemorative Buddy Rich issue of Modern Drummer Magazine and the DRUMHEAD Magazine 2017 Legend’s issue. In 2016, Hal Leonard Publishing released a first ever, Buddy Rich “Play Along” CD/ Book package featuring Gregg's drumming along with the Buddy Rich Alumni Band.  Gregg will front the legendary band in 2019 as they again headline shows around the world.

Gregg began his professional career after winning the Slingerland/ Louie Bellson National Drum Contest at the legendary Frank’s Drum Shop in Chicago. As a High School student he was presented with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award along with several other Jazz soloist individual awards.  While still a teenager, he landed the drumming spot with Radio Hall of Fame icon Steve Dahl. Along with Dahl and his band Teenage Radiation, Gregg scored two hit singles, performed on Dahl’s daily radio show, syndicated national shows, Emmy Award winning television specials, feature film soundtracks, daily morning television shows, and live concert appearances.

Gregg played with national recording artists and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Members Joe Walsh and Rick Nielsen, among others, which lead to his first major label record deal with the band, SIREN. Recordings, videos, and tours followed. SIREN’S first album, “All Is Forgiven” garnered two hit singles which received heavy MTV rotation and massive radio airplay.   

In 2009 Gregg won an EMMY Award for his CBS Television performance at the Grammy Foundation.

Another of Gregg’s career highlights is his affiliation with Modern Drummer magazine. Not only was he a featured artist, he also became a contributing writer for the magazine.

Gregg continues to record, tour, write, educate, and gain the respect of his drumming peers.


“Your stage volume is a bit loud, you were louder than Moonie.”
John Entwhistle, The WHO
“You are my hero.”   Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick
“I wish I played the drums like you.”   Eric Carr, KISS

“You’re not just a drummer, you’re an artist.”  Greg Lake, ELP

“I love your playing with the BR Band, you’re not a fusion freak”

Ed Shaughnessy, Tonight Show NBC Orchestra
“Nice hair kid.”   Buddy Rich

Gregg currently endorses Ludwig Drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Aquarian drumheads, Gibralter hardware, Tama Pedals, Slug Percussion Products, Trick Drums, Drumearz, SledgePad Innovations, Humes and Berg cases.