Drummer | Songwriter | producer

 

 

     India Pascucci is a drummer based in Los Angeles. She recently graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Popular Music Performance. India's passion for drumming began when she was just six years old. She was self-taught from then until she was twelve. She began taking formal drum lessons when she was offered a scholarship at the Burbank Music Academy where she was also put in her first band. Through the Burbank Music Academy, she had the opportunity to perform live with several bands for local community events such as fundraisers and festivals. 

     Once entering high school, she participated in Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band. She was awarded several academic honor awards and music awards such as Best Percussionist, Outstanding Musicianship, and the Louis Armstrong Award. In the summer of 2010 India was a proud recipient of the Dave Krusen scholarship to attend Grammy Camp and on July 23, 2010, India was chosen to perform with Keith Urban at the Grammy Foundation’s Starry Night Benefit concert. India also joined the California State Summer School for the Arts and was awarded a California Arts Scholar. 

     India can be seen performing an array of genres ranging from dance-friendly pop to hard-hitting rock to tasteful R&B. Throughout her college career, India has had many memorable performance experiences such as, performing for and with Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen, jamming with Sheila. E, performing at the world famous Troubadour, and performing on the Ellen DeGeneres show with Troye Sivan. Although she is primarily a drummer, she is also a songwriter and producer. India recently finished an EP, which was released in October of 2016 (check it out here!). Currently, India is actively performing with local artists in the LA area.

 
 

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gigs

September 30, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

September 29, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward Album Release Show, The Bootleg, Los Angeles, CA

September 28, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Casbah, San Diego, CA

September 20, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward supporting Local Natives & Andrew Bird, SoFar Sounds, Los Angeles, CA

August 19, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, Echo Park Rising, Los Angeles, CA

August 9, 2017, Bianca Gisselle, The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA

August 5, 2017, Will Jay, The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

August 4, 2017, Gabe Reali, Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

August 2, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, Desert Nights, Los Angeles, CA 

July 15, 2017, Nora Rothman, The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA   

July 1, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, Chinatown Summer Nights, Los Angeles, CA

June 26, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward - Moon Honey Residency, The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

June 17, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, Eat See Hear, Pasadena, CA

June 12, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward opening for LP, The El Rey, Los Angeles, CA

June 2, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

June 1, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD

May 30, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward opening for LP, Bowery Ballroom, New York

May 29, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Dew Drop Inn, Washington D.C.

May 28, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward opening for LP, U Street Music Hall, Washington D.C.

May 19, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Wayferer, Costa Mesa, CA

May 13, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, SoFar Sounds, San Diego, CA 

May 11, 2017, Rebel and a Basketcase, Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego, CA

May 10, 2017, Brooke Aulani, The Peppermint Club, Los Angeles, CA

May 8, 2017, Liv Slingerland, The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA

May 4, 2017, Rebel and a Basketcase, Hollywood, CA

May 1, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, School Night, The Bardot, Los Angeles, CA

April 26, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, SoFar Sounds, San Francisco, CA

April 24, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward - Draemings Residency, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

April 9, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward - Single Release, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

March 11, 2017, Liv Slingerland opening for Alex Lahey, The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

March 8,15,22,29, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward Sofar Sounds Residency, Los Angeles, CA 

March 7, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Hi Hat, Los Angeles, CA 

March 5, 2017, USC Senior Showcase, The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA

February 14, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

February 12, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Hi Hat, Los Angeles, CA   

January 13, 2017, Lauren Ruth Ward, Sofar Sounds 6 Year Anniversary, Los Angeles, CA

December 6,13,20, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward Harvard & Stone Residency, Harvard & Stone, Los  

November 26, 2016, Brooke Aulani, El Cid, Los Angeles, CA

November 18, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Resident, Los Angeles, CA

November 8, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA

October 27, 2016, Livia Slingerland, Harvard & Stone, Los Angeles, CA

October 22, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, Moonrise Festival, Lucerne Valley Desert, CA

October 13, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, CSUN, Northridge, CA

October 7, 2016, Livia Slingerland, The Lost Knight, Echo Park, CA  

September 24, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, Play Like A Girl @ The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

September 8, 2016, Brooke Aulani, Amplyfi, Los Angeles, CA

September 3, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, Three Clubs, Los Angeles, CA

August 31, 2016, Anna Schulze, Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

August 25, 2016, Lani Renaldo, Ground Zero, University of Southern California

August 20, 2016, Lauren Ruth Ward, Echo Park Rising, Echo Park, CA

August 19, 2016, Molly Chapman, State Social House, Hollywood, CA

August 17, 2016, Lani Renaldo, Tommy's Place, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

August 13, 2016, Filipino American Symphony Orchestra, John Wayne Performing Arts Center, Glendale, CA

August 8, 2016, Livia Slingerland, El Cid, Los Angeles, CA

July 15, 2016, Lani Renaldo (Opening for Halsey), The Shrine, Los Angeles, CA

July 8, 2016, Molly Chapman, Bar 20, Hollywood, CA

July 5, 2016, REL, The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA

June 30, 2016, Jordy Shulman & Sam Creighton, Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles, CA

June 25, 2016, Molly Chapman, Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles, CA

June 14, 2016, REL, Dirty Laundry, Los Angeles, CA

June 8, 2016, Arsenic, The Reserve, Los Angeles, CA

May 24, 2016, Anna Schulze, The Study, Hollywood, CA

May 20, 2016, Geneva Grace, Borderline, Thousand Oaks, CA

May 7, 2016, Anna Schulze, The Warehouse, Marina Del Ray, CA

April 23, 2016, Brooke Aulani, The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

April 3, 2016, USC Thornton School of Music PopFest, University of Southern California

March 28, 2016, Anna Schulze, Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

March 6, 2016, USC Thornton Popular Music Senior Showcase, The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA

February 15, 2016, Brooke Aulani, The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

February 12, 2016, Brooke Aulani, Champagne Social presented by Next2Shine, The State Social House, West Hollywood, CA

January 28, 2016, Troye Sivan, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Burbank, CA

December 2, 2015, Arsenic, The Dragonfly, Los Angeles, CA

November 21, 2015, Arsenic, Bar 20, Hollywood, CA

November 19, 2015, Malia Civetz, Bar 20, Hollywood, CA

November 10, 2015, Arsenic, The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

May, 2015, USC Thornton Popular Music Junior Class Showcase, Tommy's Place, University of Southern California

April, 2015, Filipino American Symphony Orchestra, Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA

February, 2015, Taylor James Experience (band), at Room 5, Los Angeles, CA

February, 2015, Taylor James Experience (band), Tommy's Place, University of Southern California

January, 2015, Malia Civetz (band), Tommy’s Place, University of Southern California

October, 2014, Malia Civetz (band), Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, Grand Park, Los Angeles, CA

October, 2014, Performed for and with Chaka Khan during the Popular Music class forum at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.

October, 2014, Taylor James (band), show at Tommy’s Place, University of Southern California

August, 2014, Malia Civetz (band) and Tyler Mann (band), Universal Studios City Walk, Los Angeles, CA

July, 2014, Performed original music in several venues in London, UK:  The Institute, Kilburn, The Priory Tavern, The Bedford, The Tricycle Theater

April, 2014, Malia Civetz (band), Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California

March, 2014, Tyler Mann (band), PopFest, Tommy’s Place, University of Southern California

March, 2014, Performed with Sheila E. during the USC Pop Music Forum Class, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California

February, 2013, Opened for Juanes at the Fourth Annual Grammy in The Schools Live, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 

January, 2014, Malia Civetz (band), Tommy’s Place, University of Southern California

August 2013, Malia Civetz (band), Tommy’s Place, University of Southern California

April 2013, Casey Barth (band), AMPLYFi, Los Angeles, CA

April, 2013, Tyler Mann Band, Top Tomato Studios, Los Angeles, CA

April, 2013, Tyler Mann Band, Tommy’s Place, University of Southern California

2012 Tyler Mann Band, Alumni Park, University of Southern California

2010 – 2012, Drummer of two bands, Zakias and Spectre Township

Create and record our original music and performed at fundraising events to benefit local schools’ arts and music programs and other community events such as the Burbank Arts Festival and Festival of the Philippine Arts and Culture. Performed at the House of Blues, Los Angeles  Bringin’ Down The House competition, and South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory

2008 – 2012, Member of the Burbank High School Marching Band, Drumline, Concert Band, and Jazz Band.      

Performed at concerts and clinics, and competed with other High Schools around the city.

7/23/2010, Performed “Days Go By” with Keith Urban at the Music Under the Stars Concert in UCLA to benefit the Grammy Foundation

(See link for full article):  http://www.grammy.com/news/under-the-stars

2008 – 2010, Formed my first band, Harvey Drive, through The Burbank Music Academy. Had mini concerts at the academy and did regular performances at fundraising events to benefit local schools’ arts and music programs and other community events such as The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Festival of the Philippine Arts and Culture.  Other performances such as at the Alex Theatre doing the first act for Assembly Member Paul Krekorian’s 2nd Annual FilmFest 43, and the Sunset Kick-Off Celebration of the Harley-Davidson of Glendale Love Ride 26.

 

Featured on Fabriq's music video for their song "Misinformation"

stanky vibes // @msmoiramack @mallory_h

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105 degrees got me like 🙄 **headphones if ya wanna hear that cajon kick**

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Here's a 1 minute video ft the many versions of my stank face // shoutout to @willjaymusic and his saucy vocals

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more cowbell? y/n lmk!! @laurenruthward @theeddierivers @livslingerland 🐄🛎

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Triplets are fun 💥💥💥 @theeddierivers @laurenruthward @livslingerland #chinatownsummernights 📷: mom

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Hair flip hehe

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when u simply can't control the stank face

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when ya gotta release the stress of finals week 💀 #VF15

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👹 #VF15

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Messin' around in tha practice roooom #stankface

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Hittin' things #VF15

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India performing "Forget Me Nots" with Patrice Rushen 

"Gravitate" - India Pascucci 

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London hosted a select few students from the University of Southern California to work with music students from our school in regards to songwriting, band collaborations, and live performances.This is our live gig at the Bedford in Balham and the song is "Gravitate", written by India Pascucci (USC) arranged by Max Quilici (USC), Orlando Formaro (ICMP), Morgan St Jean (USC) and Daniele Borgato (ICMP).

India performing Sweet Thing/Tell Me Something Good by Chaka Khan with some of her peers at the USC Popular Music Sophomore Midterm (2013)

India performing a drum solo in 2010

Bands/Projects

check out my Ep here!

Make It Right EP

Written and Produced by India Pascucci. 

Lauren ruth ward

An average day in rehearsal. Who's excited? ;) You know we are!

Posted by Taylor James Music on Monday, February 23, 2015

Tyler mann

The next three sound cloud links are all studio recorded songs which India drummed on in 2014. 

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