Drummer for Cyndi Lauper
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Sammy Merendino is an in-demand session drummer/programmer in NYC. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the worlds top artists, including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, and many others.
Sammy is also part of Cyndi Lauper's recording and touring band. Recent gigs have included Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Girls with Guitars (Lifetime Network), and 4th of July with the Boston Pops. Most of 2002 was spent on the road as opening act for the Cher Farewell Tour. Summer of 2003 was with Cyndi on a double bill with Meatloaf, followed by the recording of Cyndi's new album At Last. Late fall included a tour through Europe and the U.S. in support of the album, as well as numerous television appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, GMA, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, and others. 2004 includes a new live DVD shot in NYC, as well as tours in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan. Sammy has also played on over 1000 commercials and television themes including Monday Night Football with Hank Williams Jr., Nightline, World News Tonight, and ABC Golf.