Gabriel Duquette leaves the band, Kenny Bernard steps in
Artist biography Gabriel Duquette
Gabriel Duquette, who grew up in n West Hartford, joined Syracuse band Ra Ra Riot as their new drummer in August 2008, replacing Cameron Wisch. Gabriel had opened for Ra Ra Riot a few times while he drummed in Sam Buck Rosen's band but still had to audition.
Gabriel Duquette has been playing drums since he was 14. Says the drummer: "I'd say I've had 2 years of lessons cumulatively over the past 16 years from many different teachers, most notably Saeed Kobiakov, my favorite drummer of all time. He plays around the north shore of Boston in a band called Slimpocket."