We had the good fortune of connecting with Lee Piatelli and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lee, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Aside from having the talent and skill combined with practice and diligence, I believe a key factor behind my success is just being a wholesome person who is easy to work with. That’s just who I am naturally and I think people respond and are attracted to those who are humble and kind. No one wants to work with an asshole and I’ve dealt with a lot of them in the industry. I firmly believe I get hired or called back not just because of my talent but because of my good nature. So I think it’s important to work on your character and who you are as a person because that will go a long way

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I absolutely love performing, I genuinely feel blessed to have the the talent I’ve been gifted and it brings me pure joy to make others feel emotion through music. Like anything you have to work at your craft and I definitely put in the work, but I enjoy the work because my natural love for music keeps the flame strong.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take whomever was visiting to visit the major cities including LA, San Diego and San Francisco. The whole state of California is so vast that we would explore cities and towns in between as there is so much to see and experience which is why I love living here.


Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would definitely like to thank my mother and father along with the immediate family on my dads side for exposing me to music at such an early age. Being able to be in a recording studio and live music setting since age 4 was a mesmerizing experience which started it all for me

Website: leegrooves.com
Instagram: @leedrums602
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/LEEDRUMS602/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ZB-M8C6oev6_vUyJthifA

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