harry mccarthy has offered his technical skills on the road and in the studio for major artists such as: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, CSNY, Mark Knopfler, Carly Simon, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Michael McDonald, Madonna, Toto, James Taylor, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and many others.
Born in Harrison, NY, Harry was inspired at an early age by his uncle Eddie Julian, a noted Big Band drummer. He was raised in the same metro New York neighborhood as successful drummers, Rick and Jerry Marotta. As a high school student, McCarthy played drums with several New York City-area bands. In 1989, he established Drum Paradise Los Angeles, with partner Jeff Chonis. Clients included Ringo Starr, Kenny Aronoff, John Robinson, Simon Phillips, Harvey Mason, Dave Weckl, Tris Imboden, Luis Conte and many others. Throughout the late 80's and early 1990's, Harry toured extensively with many high profile acts. In 1994, McCarthy relocated his family, wife, Jodie, and daughter, Sydney, to Nashville, TN. He there established Drum Paradise Nashville, Inc. Throughout his career, McCarthy has assisted legendary drummers, including Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Don Henley, Rick Marotta,, Max Weinberg, Richie Hayward, Bernard Purdie, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jim Keltner, Mitch Mitchell, and many others.
He has successfully been in business in Nashville for over 25 years.Harry's latest venture is The Drum Pad; a new teaching and practice facility for drummers of any age or skill level.