“Riley O’Connor plays what’s right for the music!”

Mark Kelso – Canadian drum icon


Hitting hard on a rock session at Toronto’s legendary Phase One studio

Blues and Roots

Backing up blues legend Buddy Guy while on tour with Maple Blues nominee Chris Antonik


Performing with Vegas North Orchestra’s “Frank & Dean Show”

“Riley came into this gig prepared and pulled it off like a pro.”

Mark Jacob, Top 10 charting Canadian Country Artist

Riley O’Connor is a talented and versatile drummer who is always prompt, professional and courteous.

-Carolyn T, Bandleader

Riley is heavily schooled in jazz and is comfortable playing in all kinds of wacky time signatures so he brings some of that into the picture.

-Skutch Tully, Noise-Rock Artist

Three challenging gigs in very different musical contexts:

Share your music, let’s collaborate!

Every musical situation is unique. I strive to bring the right sound, attitude and groove to every session and live performance. Please send an email including a link to your music here: contact@rileydrums.com I always enjoy checking out new creative projects and ideas.