Atma Anur is best known for his work with Mike Varney’s Shrapnel Records with artists like Jason Becker, Greg Howe, Tony MacAlpine and many others. Atma has also recorded and toured with Richie Kotzen, Greg Allman, Third Eye Blind, Journey, Joe Satriani, David Bowie and more.
More artists Atma has worked with include Grammy Award winner Ian Cross and folk/blues legend Michelle Shocked, and bass masters Billy Sheehan, T.M. Stevens, Marco Mendoza, Andy West (Dixie Dreggs), Uriah Duffy, Benny Reitveld, Doug Wimbish and Glen Hughes of Deep Purple fame. Many others in the list to mention…
Atma Anur is a British born drummer/producer currently living in Krakow, Poland. Atma has just completed his 142nd CD as a sideman and/or producer. Atma Anur, began his musical life in 1971 in New York City. He had his first recording studio experiences in New York’s Columbia Records Studios and has gone on to become a masterful player in both live and studio settings. After working with some of the industry’s best song writers, instrumentalists, engineers and producers, Atma has expanded his horizons to include mixing and producing.
Atma became a valued musician and drummer for Mike Varney’s SHRAPNEL RECORDS in the mid 80s, and recorded a great many CDs on that label. Most of these CDs were recorded at PRAIRIE SUN RECORDING, located in Cotati Ca. Run by Mark “mooka” Rennek, it is one of the Bay Area’s best recording facilities. On Shrapnel, Atma played with pivotal musicians such as Jason Becker, Tony MacAlpine, Cacophony, Greg Howe, Richie Kotzen and many more of Mike’s amazing guitar discoveries. Under Mike Varney’s direction many of these CDs were engineered and mixed by GRAMMY AWARD winning producer Steve Fontano, and Prairie Sun’s own “mooka” Rennick.
As Neal Schon of the rock band JOURNEY said of Atma in ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE “Atma is the JIMI HENDRIX OF DRUMS, the guitar player’s drummer.