Paulina Villarreal, The Power Behind The Warning

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Paulina Villarreal is one of the youngest female drummers out there. She is currently a Sabian drummer. Paulina was born in 2002, in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. She showed her interest in music from an early age and was put on an Early Stimulation Program. Her parents initiated her into piano lessons at the age of four. And that is how she found a way to grow her passion and work on the skills that made her an excellent drummer.

One day, her parents came to watch her innate skills and coordination as she played Rock Band’s video percussion. She played every to precision and perfection, making them to but her a real drum kit. She was seven then, and this was a decision that would change her life forever. Paulina started attending drum lessons, got interested in watching music concerts, and started working on favorite bands.

paulina vilarreal
paulina vilarreal

Paulina Villarreal continued with these activities for many years as her sister joined here. In 2012, they formed their own band called The Warning towards the end of the year. The three girls loved rock to the core, and that was the force that fueled their activities. They continued playing covers from their favorite bands and posted them on YouTube. A few years later, her work on Enter Sandman by Metallica went viral across the world. She then got so much attention that Ellen DeGeneres invited the team as guests on The Ellen Show of 2015.

At this time, Paulina was already penning her own lyrics. She had become a pro in music, joining her sister in recording an EP, Escape the Mind. They used five original songs, all of which became hits. It was her first glimpse of what would happen during recording. Later, they improved the album when she and her siblings received a scholarship to join Berklee College of Music for a five-week program.  In the same year, another major event happened in her life. One of her songs was selected to be part of Rock Band IV.

In 2016, The Warning was invited to share their knowledge and experience through TEDx Talk. This was an excellent time for the team to grow and become even more famous.  They have played in several other live venues, including Boston’s Hard Rock Café and Anaheim’s House Blues.

Paulina has such a creative mind. This is one of the special traits that make her the pillar of her band. Her songwriting started while she was still a piano player. However, her passion rests in drums, and that is where she has always been.

paulina vilarreal performing
paulina vilarreal performing

By the end of 2017, The Warning released their first full album called XXI Century Blood.   She sang the lead on all the songs, worked on the drums and the piano tracks.  A staggering opportunity came her way in October the same year when Def Leppard included The Warning in their Opening act in Mexico City Concert.  

Paulina is one of the hardest-working female drummers around. She spends most of her time practicing and sharpening her skills. She is fast, strong, and aggressive behind the kit.

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