69OysterBlue
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I am a solid drummer who began playing in performing bands in the early 70's. I played in several rock bands in the 70's and 80's, played in the Michigan State University Jazz Band for 4 years and have also played in the Dearborn (MI) Symphony. I am currently in a band playing "sophisticated classic rock" - Police, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Squeeze, The Cars, Peter Gabriel, Joe Jackson. We have a really great sound with a superb female vocalist - but might have room for a male vocalist at some point.

I am very commited to my current band, but always interested in meeting new musicians, jamming with good players or filling in as a substitute drummer if the gig is appropriate.

You can contact me at "jappledorn at roadrunner dot com" for more detailed info.

Screen name:
69OysterBlue
Member since:
Mar 18 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I enjoy classic rock, jazz, R&B, funk, fusion, blues - pretty much anything with an interesting groove. I have a wide range of influences - everything from The Who, Steely Dan & Tom Petty to The Meters to Brubeck & Herbie Hancock.

EQUIPMENT

I own eleven vintage kits (9 Ludwig, 1 Slingerland and 1 Pearl) - 9 that have been restored to "like new" condition and two I am in process of restoring - 15 snares drums (mostly Ludwig) - plus over 40 cymbals (Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian, UFIP, Meinl, Dream . . . . ).

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