Gianluca Palmieri was born in 1982 in Napoli, Italy. After being very active in the Italian Pop, TV and instrumental music scene, in 2006 Gianluca moves to Los Angeles, California. There he graduates at the Musicians Institute Hollywood, winning the prestigious Carlos Vega Memorial Scholarship & Drum off 2006 and the Outstanding Player Achievement Award.
In 2007 Gianluca became the official drummer for guitar virtuoso GREG HOWE, recording his last instrumental albums Sound Proof (Tone Center 2008) and WHEELHOUSE (2017). Gianluca is also the former drummer of the vocal project MARAGOLD, featuring Greg Howe on guitar, Meghan Krauss on vocals and Kevin Vecchione on bass, releasing their first album MARAGOLD in April 2013.
He is constantly recording, touring internationally with different artists, and offering drum clinics.
Currently, Gianluca is a member of the Drum Faculty at the Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA, since 2013.