Rena (pronounced Rene) Beavers is a Southern California based drummer originally from the central California area. As a young boy, Rena discovered music while attending church, as well as the sounds of Motown, classic rock, and more… "If it was on the radio I listened to it," says Rena. "I played on anything and everything that resembled a drum!"
By the time Rena reached college Rena was immersed in the sounds of jazz and blues (as well as soul and funk), and he had the opportunity to put his skills to use in the school's night jazz band. This afforded him the opportunity to perform with many jazz notables, including Conti Candoli, Bill Watrous, Pete Christlieb, and Ernie Watts among others. After a stint in Nashville, Rena moved back to Los Angeles, where he became the first call drummer at a local venue, backing special guests Jimmy Vivino, Kal David, Chris Cain, John Primer, John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Kirk "Eli" Fletcher and others. During this time period, Rena met blues guitar great Coco Montoya, and has held the drum chair with him for several years. Rena and Coco are currently on tour throughout the USA and Europe.
Rena endorses Remo drumheads, Snareweight, Carmichael Throne Company, AHEAD Armor Cases, BDM Mic Clips and Future Sonics. He also uses Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Cympad and Earasers.