Preston Thrall was born and raised in Alameda. He started off playing the guitar, but quickly found he had a love for the drums at an early age. While living in Philadelphia during the 70's, Preston played with a punk group called The Six O'Clock News. Then, in the 80's, he was a founding member of the LA-based group New Frontier, a country rock crossover band, which released an album under MIKA/Polygram. Preston played with San Francisco Bay Area talent, Robert Berry (of Band 3 with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer), in a pop/rock band for a number of years. He recorded 2 records with Robert Berry during this time: "In These Eyes" and "Pilgrimage to a Point". In 1991, he joined The Alameda All Stars, (who also function as Gregg Allman & Friend's). Preston enjoyed a nine-year run with Gregg Allman & Friends until 2000. He recorded on Gregg Allman's latest solo album, "Searching for Simplicity", released in November of 1997 on 550/Sony Music, and in 2002 (along with the rest of the current All Stars lineup) Preston appeared on "No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman." His ease in playing a diversity of styles continues to excite audiences and brings him much respect from other musicians.
Preston is endorsed by DW Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and Vic Firth Sticks.
The Record Plant Masters (2007 - Emotive Music)
No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman (2002 - Sony)
Searching For Simplicity (1997 - Sony)
In These Eyes (1995 - Cirrus Records)
Pilgrimage to a Point (1992 - Griffin Music)
New Day (1972 - Rock Bottom Records)
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