Kenny Sharretts

Professional Backline Technician (Drum/Keyboard/Playback) & Stage Manager



Dead & Co/Mickey Hart April 2021 - Present

2021 North American Tour, Festivals, Planet Drum Shows

Drum Technician for Mickey's Main Kit, The Beam, and The Wall Of Drums 


Elvis Costello March 2018 - 2021

Various Tours, Festivals, TV, and One Offs

Ableton Playback Tech

Drum Technician: Pete Thomas

Keyboard Technician: Steve Nieve

Stevie Wonder Aug 2007- June 2019

Various Tours, Festivals, TV, and One offs

Drum Tech /Stage Manager 

Drummers: Stanley Randolph, Chris Johnson, Lil John Roberts, & Stevie Wonder

Percussionists: Fausto Cuevas,  Munyungo Jackson, & Roland Garcia Jr


Janet Jackson  October 2015 - December 2017

State Of The World Tour,  Unbreakable World Tour

Drum Tech/Programmer/DJ Tech - Programmed Yamaha DTX Systems

Drummer: Lil John Roberts   DJ: DJ Aktive


Puff Daddy  May 2016 - October 2016

Bad Boy Records Family Reunion Tour

Backline Crew Chief- Keyboard Tech/Drum Tech/Programmer/DJ Tech 

Keyboard Programming For Roland Jupiter 80, G8, System 1, JD-XA, Moog Voyager, Korg MS2000, Logic Pro

Drums, Percussion, and programming for a DTX, SPDS-X, and SPDS

Keyboardists: Marcus Kincey, and Adam Blackstone

Drummers: Eric "Boots" Greene, Rex Hardy, Gerald Heyward, and Lamont Syndor


Train  Oct 2013 – Sept 2015

Various Tours, Festivals, TV, and One offs

Drum Tech/Programmer - Programmed Yamaha DTX Systems

Drummers: Scott Underwood, Drew Shoals


Rihanna April 2011- July 2013

Diamonds World Tour, 777, Talk That Talk World Tour, The Loud World Tour

Drum/ Percussion /Keyboard Tech/Programmer Programming included Turbo KATS, Akai Samplers, Yamaha Electronics, Roland Electronics, as well as integrating via MIDI Roland & Korg Keyboards including Fantom G, Jupiter 80, V-Synth, Kronos and MainStage/Komplete in Logic Pro 9. Drummer: Chris Johnson


Enrique Iglesias – Drum/Percussion Tech   Jingle Ball Tour December 2010

Drummer: Van Romaine


30 Seconds To Mars - Stage Manager, Bass/Digital Tech  Taste of Chaos Tour 2007

 Bassist/Keyboardist: Matt Wachter


American Idols Live 2006 - Drum, Keyboard, Ableton Tech  June 2006 – Sept. 2006

Drummer: Aaron Spears

Keyboardists: Dave Kochanski, and Andy Weiner


Kelly Clarkson - Drum/Keyboard/Pro Tools Tech  2006 European Tour.

Keys/Pro Tools: Corey Churko

Drums: Derek Wyatt

Joss Stone – Drum Tech 2005 American and European Tours  June 2005 - Dec 2005


Kenny Aronoff -

   Michelle Branch  “Are You Happy Now 2003 Summer Tour”  April 2003 - August 2003

   Melissa Etheridge  “Summer Skin Tour 2002”  May 2002 – Sept. 2002


Joss Stone

Drum Tech 2005

Smashmouth 2004

Drum & Percussion Tech

Drummer: Michael Urbano


SXSW FADER FORT  Stage Manager for The Fader Fort Stage  2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

Production Manager Howard Hopkins


The Mrs/Super Fleek : November 2015- June 2019

Prod Manager/Playback Engineer/Programmer/Backline/Stage Manager (Ableton, and Pro Tools)





B.B.A. in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin 1992




-   Comfortable with traveling, and familiar with stadium, arena, shed, festival, promo, corporate, and club level touring. 20 years of A level International Touring experience.

·   Experienced the execution of production tasks with multiple time lines. I can also pack a truck well.

·   Windows and Mac literate. Software experience includes Abelton Live, Komplete, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Word, & Excel.  Drum Pad programming experience includes all Roland, Yamaha, Alesis, and DrumKat Modules. As far as keyboards go, I have experience programming most Roland, Korg, and Yamaha keyboards, I have experience programming soft synths as well as real synths. I also have experience with Real Grand Pianos, Hammond B3’s, Leslies Cabinets, Vox Organs, and a vast array of legacy synths such as Moog’s Voyager, Korg’s MS 2000, Roland’s Jupiter 80, JP 8000, 8080, and many more.

.  Experienced in obtaining, and maintaining artist endorsements, and maintaining supply inventories.

·  Experience with Live & Recorded TV performance including: The Voice, I Heart Radio Festivals, The Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, SNL, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Today, X Factor, American Idol, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TRL, PBS Soundstage, 20th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Much Music Video Awards, and many more.