Donald Barrett 

(Lady Gaga)

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WA-84 Stereo Pair Black

WA-84 Stereo Pair Black


Donald Barrett was born in Waukegan, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He learned to play the drums at the age of three years old in the church. While on a scholarship to Northern Illinois University, he immersed himself in every musical style and situation including Jazz trios, Gospel Choir, Big Band and Orchestra. Donald Barrett relocated to the city of Los Angeles in 2003 and has since become a first call for touring and session work around and outside the U.S.

Donald Barrett has worked with Lady Gaga, ToniBraxton, George Benson, Sade, Seal, Pink, New Kids On The Block, Jesse McCartney, Dolly Parton, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Lionel Richie, Colbie Caillat, Miguel, Leona Lewis, PussyCat Dolls, Snoop Dog, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and many more. Donald Barrett has also worked on many film and tv projects including working on latest hit movie COMING 2 AMERICA as a drum consultant and performer. Donald Barrett’s film and tv credits also includes work for Disney, NBC, AMC, CBS and MTV. Donald Barrett has produced and written music for feature films FRANK AND AVA, LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME(Netflix) and also Amazon prime tv series POLYGONERZ. Donald Barrett is currently the drummer for Lady Gaga’s new Piano and Jazz residency in Las Vegas which includes a rhythm section and a 30 piece Big Band Orchestra. Donald is also the musical director at his church The Fountain Church International located in Pomona California.