Randy McGill is a drummer, keyboardist, organist and producer who performs with unmatched dexterity.
Born in Houston but raised in Kansas City, Kansas, McGill was exposed to music right from childhood. Though he was exposed to all genres of music while still a child, McGill was fascinated with gospel, r&b, jazz and rock, especially the drumming aspect of it. McGill would spend time playing on whatever surface that would produce a percussive sound. His mother and grandfather were impressed by their sons’ interest so they purchased him a set with only one stipulation, “all practicing to be done outback in the shed,” McGill happily recalls. From then on, there was no stopping him.
Upon entering high school Randy took an interest in the piano and after studying both drums and piano at Emporia State University a lifelong career as a multi-instrumentalist quickly began forming.
McGill as a drummer has been described as “ a charismatic musician whose playing techniques of drumstick twirling and cross-over strokes make him stand out from the pack”, while lauded in JAM magazine as a keyboardist for his “forward energy and abundantly attractive ideas”.
“His playing is always tasteful whether it be in forceful, intense situations or in quiet, supporting roles. His sense of time is intriguing” notes the Lawrence Kansan.
In 2017 Randy released his first EP entitled Eclectic, which it’s single “Your Eyes” was featured on JazzWorldQuest’s 2017 Showcase CD.
Recently relocating from Miami, FL to the Dallas area, Randy started his own jazz-fusion band entitled Randy McGill and Eclectic while still touring for artists such as Ginuwine, Mya and Lo-Key.
McGill is noted for expressing the desire to “give the world someone who has endured and persevered through life’s trials and can still completely leave it all on the stage when I perform. I want people to experience a musician who is real enough to express the joys, pains, and emotions of life through the gifts in which God has given me.”