Gordon Townsend

Formerly of ELO Part II


A native of Philadelphia, PA, Townsend began drumming professionally in his teens. He moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and formed P. HUX with Parthenon Huxley. After Huxley joined ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA Part II, Townsend was the first choice to replace ELO founding member Bev Bevan on drums. Townsend has been with THE ORCHESTRA since the name change playing down an unshakeable backbeat beneath the band’s often complex musical arrangements. A pro’s pro, Townsend steers his performance to the needs of the song, avoiding flash but supplying rock-solid power and finesse. He is a sucker for cool musical gear and rescue dogs.

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