Fabrizio Moretti

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Fabrizio Moretti
Moretti in 2013
Background information
Birth name Fabrizio Moretti
Also known as
  • Fab Moretti
  • Fab Man
  • Fab
Born (1980-06-02) June 2, 1980 (age 41)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts
Website thestrokes.com

Fabrizio Moretti (born June 2, 1980) is a Italian[1]Brazilian musician best known as the drummer for American indie rock band The Strokes. Fabrizio’s side project with Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos and Binki Shapiro, entitled Little Joy debuted on Rough Trade Records. He created another short side project, Megapuss, with Devendra Banhart, Gregory Rogove and Noah Georgeson, and has played drums for Neon Neon, on their track "Dream Cars", from Stainless Style, Devendra Banhart, Rodrigo Amarante, and Har Mar Superstar, whose track "Prisoner", from Bye Bye 17, he also co-wrote.

Early life

Moretti was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to an Italian father and a Brazilian mother. He and his family moved to New York City when he was three years old, and had plans to stay there only for three years, but in the end they stayed for seventeen. As a teenager, Moretti attended the Anglo American International School, which later merged with the Dwight School with fellow band members Nick Valensi and Julian Casablancas. He attended university at SUNY New Paltz before dropping out due to focus on his music career with The Strokes.


"It's so easy for people to jump to the wrong conclusions when they've only heard one three song EP. While we are really appreciative of some of the comparisons we have been given, it is not the full picture. Hopefully when the album comes out people will realize it isn't just some New York thing and that it is a lot more universal than that."

"I love music, but it is songs, bands, and albums that excite me rather than a specific drummer's style."

Personal life

Despite living in the country from a young age, Moretti is not currently a U.S. Citizen, and is instead a citizen of his father's country of origin, Italy.[1] In an interview, Moretti once stated that he believes, "marriage is not anything that will secure the future of your relationship."[2] He is an enthusiastic visual artist; multiple examples of his artwork at The Strokes' website, including a portrait of bandmate Nick Valensi. Moretti is fluent in Portuguese, the language of his family, who live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he visits them twice a year.

Moretti has been in various high-profile relationships, including with Drew Barrymore (2002–2007), Kirsten Dunst (2007), Little Joy bandmate Binki Shapiro (2008–2011), and Kristen Wiig (2011–14). He is currently dating Polish model, Zuzanna Krzatala. Krzatala caught zika while visiting Moretti's family at home in Brazil.



Fabrizio uses Ludwig Red Vistalite limited edition drums, Zildjian cymbals and Ahead sticks.[3][4]

22"x14" Kick, 13"x9" Rack tom, 16"x16" Floor tom, 14x5" Ludwig LM400 Supra-Phonic Snare Drum.

14" A New Beat Hi-Hats, 22" A Custom Ride, 20" A Custom Crash.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Public Copyright Catalogue". US Public Copyright Catalogue. Retrieved 31 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Drew Barrymore Still In Love With Fabrizio Moretti". Americangirl.co.uk. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2011-10-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Fabrizio Moretti's Stup-up?".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Pearl Drummers Forum
  4. "Full drum setup at zildjian.com".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Full drum setup at zildjian.com

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