Hit Haul and Hang is a not-entirely-serious, conversational podcast by three friends about the musical, professional, and human aspects of being busy drummers, percussionists, and multi-dimensional musicians in NYC.
From the bright lights of Broadway and Radio City Music Hall to the schlep to get there, and all points in between, Pete, Josh, and Andrew enjoy a back and forth about their chosen careers.
Peter Saleh is the drummer/percussionist and now orchestra in-house contractor for Off-Broadway’s hit production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish, which is hitting Stage 42 this February. Other notable work includes Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Frank London’s contemporary/salsa/klezmer opera “Hatuey”, subbing over 150 performances of Avenue Q (New World Stages), performing over 500 shows with Exit 9 Percussion Group, and a solo recital tour of Taiwan and Korea.
He places his private students into some of the best high school and college-aged programs around. A modern dance accompanist at the Juilliard School, he also teaches his own Music for Dance curriculum at SUNY Purchase. Peter is author of “A Percussionist’s Handbook” and creator of the patent-pending “Switchboard” multi-percussion tray. http://PeterSaleh.com
Joshua Samuels has traveled the world playing drums/percussion. Credits include: Broadway: Aladdin, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, Sunset Boulevard, On The 20th Century, Jersey Boys, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Chaplin, Godspell. Tours: Aladdin, Anything Goes, Jersey Boys. Joshua also plays drums and percussion for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as other Spring/Summer shows with the Rockettes. Joshua loves Andrew and Pete and considers them key auxiliary players in the batterie of his life! www.joshuamarksamuels.com
Hailed by New York Classical Review as “Spectacularly Virtuosic”, international composer and soloist Andrew Beall’s work has been performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Two of his three musicals were produced last season. Grammy-winning Broadway Records released a studio album of his first musical, Song of Solomon, starring Tony-nominated Ramin Karimloo. The success of the album led to a world premiere production in the Philippines in November 2018. His second musical, Goodbye New York, was commissioned by NewYorkRep and was a Finalist at the New York New Works Festival. His third musical, Platinum Girls, was produced at the Brown County Playhouse in September 2018 to critical acclaim. Mr. Beall has performed on Broadway in The Lion King, Les Miserables, Spiderman, In The Heights, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Mr. Beall is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and New York University. http://www.andrewbeall.com/