Shawn Warley

10998413_1578747005698252_4629833261470376215_nShawn grew up in the Daytona Beach area and started playing the drums in local venues back in the Eighties. He played at the “O.P. (The Other Place)”, “Ocean Deck” “Main Street Pier” and many other venues on the East Coast–especially during Spring Break week! (Remember when MTV and the rest of us spent our spring breaks over at Daytona Beach?) Shawn left his drumsticks, combat boots and cammo shorts behind for college at FSU, family, children and career.11822438_898073426934126_8213176517916169148_n

After not touching a set of drumsticks for over 16 years, and creating a career in the software industry, Shawn befriended legendary guitarist Pat Bloodwell. Between Pat and other friends who were involved in the local band scene, Shawn was pulled back into local venues first sitting in for a song or two and then starting to re-create his identity as a musician. In recent years, Shawn has been the “beat” for central Florida’s perennial powerhouse group “ICED DOWN” redefining the central Florida music scene.

Shawn has shared the stage with such drumming greats as Bun E. Carlos, Sandy Genarro and Cosmo Clifford. He has also opened for many national acts including, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, CCR, Pat Travers, Warrant, Vince Neil, Spin Doctors, Loverboy, Vertical Horizon and Huey Lewis & the News. Shawn now takes the stage with BLACK CANVAS setting the groove for their new style of music.

Shawn works in product development for a San Francisco Fintech, geek by day, rocker by night.

Primary Kit
2017 GMS Special Edition USA Custom – Silver Sparkle
10″ & 12″ Rack Toms , 14″ Floor Tom, 16″ Floor Tom and 22″ Kick
Ludwig Atlas Pro Hardware
DW Direct Drive Pedal
6.5 x 14 GMS Special Edition USA Custom Shop Aluminum Snare
Meinl Byzance Dark Cymbals
Secondary Kit
2013 Crush – Acrylic
10″ Rack Tom, 12″ Rack Tom, 14″ Floor Tom, 16″ Floor Tom and 22″ Kick
DW 9000 Hardware
Axis Longboard Pedal
Meinl Byzance Dark Cymbals


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