Angela Lese

Professional Drummer  –  Nashville, TN


Angela Lese is a professional drummer residing in Nashville.  For over 15 years, she has focused on live performance and touring, as well as sessions and BGVs.  She is currently the drummer for Taco Mouth.

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Angie endorses TAMA drums, Sabian cymbals, Evans heads, Promark sticks, Humes and Berg cases, Westone in-ears, and Dirty Livin’ threads.



Checkout my Working Drummer Podcast interview:

Working Drummer Podcast

Checkout my Working Drummer Podcast interview:

Working Drummer Podcast

Check out my interview with DRUM! Magazine:

DRUM! Magazine’s #WCW series

Check out my interview with DRUM! Magazine:

DRUM! Magazine’s #WCW series

The Nashville Drummer’s Jam 11

Tribute to Mr. Big’s Pat Torpey

The Nashville Drumer’s Jam 11

Tribute to Mr. Big’s Pat Torpey

Humes and Berg Cases

Angie endorses Humes and Berg cases.

Westone Audio

Angie endorses Westone Audio.

Tama Drums

Angie endorses TAMA drums.

Sabian cymbals

Angie endorses Sabian cymbals.

Evans and Promark

Angie endorses Evans heads and Promark drumsticks.

Dirty Livin'

Angie endorses Dirty Livin’ threads.


Early Years
Angie always wanted to be a drummer since she could remember. Growing up in Fort Wayne, IN, she took to music early, and studied flute through high school. It wasn’t until her college years that Angie decided to follow her drumming passion – she bought a kit and taught herself how to play. After graduating and a career in meteorology, Angie wound up in Louisville, KY which enabled her to heavily pursue music. She played for a Sony recording artist, several cover bands, and was a session drummer, as well. Her main band, CatFight (original pop/punk rock), received quite the local and regional following, gaining the support from Little Heart Records of Louisville, KY, under which they released the EP CatFight (2013). While that was taking off, Angie took off for Nashville, TN in 2012 for a promotion in her career.
Move to Nashville
After immersing herself in the Nashville music scene, Angie joined forces with fellow Catfight member Erica Sellers, and three other musicians to form The Dead Deads in late 2013.  The Dead Deads had a quick rise and played on several national tours (Halestorm, P.O.D., Bush, Chevelle, the Motorboat and Shiprocked cruises, etc.) and recorded two full-length albums and a new EP, “Rainbeau” (2014), “For Your Obliteration” (2016), produced by Page Hamilton of Helmet, and the “Flying Saucers” EP (2017), produced by Matt Mahaffey of sElf.
In late 2017, Angie and bandmate Erica Sellers left The Dead Deads and decided to get back to their old CatFight/rock ‘n roll days.  They formed a new band called Taco Mouth, which is produced by Michael Wagener (Dokken, Skid Row, Metallica, etc.).  Also in late 2017, Angie had joined the Raelyn Nelson Band, a mix of outlaw country and punk rock fronted by Raelyn Nelson (Willie Nelson’s granddaughter).  Both bands have new music out now, and new albums coming out in late summer 2018.
Playing Style
Like many drummers, Angie has several musical influences, including the Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, etc. These come through in her live performances, which showcase her true craft and energetic, bombastic style, similar to her favorite drummer Taylor Hawkins. Her high-energy, heart-pounding live performance is a must-see, and her passion behind the kit will make a fan out of anyone.

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Tour Dates

Taco Mouth

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