As you can probably imagine, Abe Laboriel Jr. has been banging onobjects since before he could walk. He claims that his many failed attempts at melodic instruments have given him an affinity for the simpler arts, such as cooking and drumming.
After a lifetime of learning and absorbing the artistry of some of the world's most respected musicians (including mentors Jeff Porcaro, Chester Thompson and Alex Acuña, as well as his "Bass Legend" father), Abe Jr. has truly come into his own aggressive and commanding style.
Abe's energies have most recently been focused on writing and performing with his power trio "The Raging Honkies" (with the Landau brothers), and making live and recorded appearances with artists such as Seal, Scritti Politti, Michele N'dgeocello, Steve Vai, Duran Duran, Big Mountain, Juliana Hatfield, k.d. lang, Dianne Reeves and Joe Sample to name a few.