News

July 9, 2016
Things have been busy, wow. The Hey Marseilles tour with Rogue Wave went well, I booked some studio time a little bit ago and have been uploading new videos to my YouTube channel, Hey Marseilles just played the Summerfest Music Festival in Milwaukee, and now my attention is focused on Moneta’s next show which will be July 16th at The Crocodile. Thanks for checking in, hope to see you at a show!

May 3, 2016
The next Hey Marseilles tour kicks off in two days in Baltimore! We’ll be playing a few shows before meeting up with Rogue Wave and touring with them for the next couple weeks. Check the shows section for dates!

March 30, 2016
In the midst of all the Hey Marseilles shows, I’m excited to take a break and play with Moneta on Sunday April 17th at El Corazon. We’ll be part of a bill supporting the band Adelitas Way. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

March 28, 2016
The Hey Marseilles tour is coming to an end. We’ll be playing a sold out Seattle show on April 2nd at the Showbox and then I’ll be back to resume teaching for the rest of the month. In May Hey Marseilles will head out again to be direct support to Rogue Wave. Dates are in the shows section!

November 21, 2015
I am very happy to announce that I will be joining Hey Marseilles on their upcoming U.S. tour at the beginning of 2016. Check out their site for new music and tour dates, or you can check my shows section to see where we’ll be going.

October 10, 2015
Last year Moneta was asked to be in a short film. We showed up, filmed our scene, and left. It was an incredibly random, yet extremely cool experience. We found out today that the film was released last week, check it out here! Our brief scene starts at the 8:00 mark. Random fact: as of right now, the audio of our performance is the only existing audio of me playing drums for the band.

September 27, 2015
The Student Videos section of my website is up! Please check it out, watch some videos, and contact me if you are interested in making a video or have any questions.

September 17, 2015
I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with my friend Christopher at Ghazel Productions to offer drum cover videos to students! There will be a new Student Videos tab on my site coming soon to explain all the details and show a few examples of videos that some students have already done. Stay tuned!

July 7, 2015
Numbers released a single today (vocal and instrumental versions) called “The Winds At Bay.” The song was recorded during the “Three” sessions and is the last song of theirs that I will appear on. You can hear it here.

June 19, 2015
Tomorrow night, June 20th, I’ll be playing at the Jewelbox Theater with Michael Kroll for his CD release show before I head east to play some shows with Hey Marseilles. The show starts at 10pm and we’ll be playing two sets.

June 6, 2015
Moneta will be playing The Crocodile in Seattle next Friday June 12th. 21+ and all-age tickets are available for $10 from me.

June 2, 2015
I’m excited to say that I will be subbing for my old band Hey Marseilles on part of their summer tour later this month. I’ll be meeting up with them in Pittsburgh on June 22nd and playing with them through Covington, Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis. Check out their website for more info at www.heymarseilles.com!

April 3, 2015
After three and a half years of being the drummer for Numbers, I have decided to move on and pursue different musical projects. Numbers has been a great experience and I am incredibly proud of the two albums that came out of my time with them, as well as my transcription books for those albums. Those books are still available in the store section of my website, and you can hear the Numbers albums I played drums on (self-titled EP, Three, and Three Instrumental) through their bandcamp page at https://numbersmusic.bandcamp.com/music

January 25, 2015
I am pleased to announce that transcription books for the Numbers self-titled EP and full-length album “Three” are now available in the brand new store section of my site.

November 28, 2014
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that we’re officially in the holiday season I am once again offering 3-for-1 drum lesson packages. However, my availability is extremely limited so there are only 2 packages available. These packages make great gifts so if you are interested don’t wait! Visit my contact page to reach me for more details.

October 6, 2014
I am very excited to announce that I am the new drummer for Moneta. My first show with them will be November 29th at the Showbox Market, presale tickets are $15 from me.

June 5, 2014
Numbers has released an instrumental version of our debut full length album. For those of you that were driven away by the screaming, this is for you. You can stream it for free, as well as purchase it here: https://numbersmusic.bandcamp.com/album/three-instrumental

March 25, 2014
Numbers’ debut full length album is out! A lot of hard work went into the making of this. It is by far my best recorded work to date. We’re opening for Animals As Leaders tonight at El Corazon, come pick up a copy there or you can order it here: http://numbersmusic.bandcamp.com

January 30, 2014
Numbers will be opening for Animals As Leaders on Tuesday March 25th at El Corazon. The other bands performing are Chon, Navene K (former drummer for Animals As Leaders), and After The Burial. This will be a fantastic show, Animals As Leader’s current drummer is phenomenal. I have pre-sale tickets, if you’re interested in attending let me know.

November 29, 2013
It’s that time of year again! From now until January 5th, I am offering a 3-FOR-1 LESSON DEAL to all new students! These make great gifts and are available to all levels of players. The package consists of THREE 30 minute lessons for $30, but there are only 5 available, so don’t wait too long! Happy holidays!

September 20, 2013
Numbers will be playing Round 2 of the Sumerian Records Battle of the Bands tomorrow (September 21) at Studio Seven. The winners will advance to the final round in LA. The show is at 7pm and tickets are $10 from me, $12 at the door.

August 6th, 2013
I am excited to announce that Numbers will be opening for the Summer Slaughter tour this year at Studio 7! The show is August 19th and will begin at 3pm.

I’m also happy to say that I will be playing with country artist Robbie Walden at the end of this month in Seattle, Roslyn, and Oak Harbor. For more information, please check my “Music/Shows” tab on my facebook page.

December 20, 2012
Both of the drum sets I was selling are gone but 3-for-1 lesson packages are still available for new students until January 5th! If you need a last minute Christmas present idea, these make great gifts! Packages are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions.

November 29, 2012
I am selling two brand new Sound Percussion drum sets to go along with my 3 for 1 lesson packages. For pictures and more information, please follow these links to my Craigslist ads:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/3474904137.html
http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/3434478633.html

November 24, 2012
It’s the holiday season! From now until January 5th I will be offering 3 for 1 lesson packages to new students. Packages are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute sessions. For more information call me at 425-444-8801 or email me at victor@victorolavarria.com!

October 24, 2012
Numbers will be going on our very first tour this November! For dates, be sure to check the shows section at

www.facebook.com/numbersmusic

or at my facebook at

www.facebook.com/victorolavarriadrums

On tour drum lessons can be purchased by copying and pasting this link: https://www.bandhappy.com/profile/victor

September 12, 2012
I am happy to announce that in addition to teaching out of my Finn Hill location, I am now a teacher at Donn Bennett Drum Studio in Bellevue, WA! A huge thank you to Donn, Rudy, Chase, and Chris Carlson for making this possible, I am really excited to be a part of the studio.

August 27, 2012
Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my website! I just had it redone and I’d like to thank Matt Vogel for helping me out with it.