- Member #
- Member since
- 19 Dec 2008
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Classic Rock, Cover/Tribute
- Screen name:
- Salem, Ohio, 44460
- 41 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
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Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.
Hoping that a working band with the right situation comes along, but I am preparing to follow my own destiny if it does not. My close friend and bass player that I am intending to start a new project with has had a job change and therefore is now available for our project.
I am a busy person, so practice time is important and so is being organized and reliable. In my opinion we should be learning our songs independently and getting together once a week to put them together as a group. I would like a fun and energetic show which people will remember....I have some ideas in that regard. It should look like you have done this before and is not your first time.
Also I'm looking for a great frontman. Maybe someone who has been sitting at home wishing to get back into the scene. I have a complete vision for a new project if I find the right singer and guitar player. I would to run two bands with different names. One would be mostly hard rock, alot of 80's with more of the sleaze rock of today such as Buckcherry and Hinder. Then another project which can do lighter and wider variety and include some accoustic shows as well. Both can play on a bill together, or they can be separated based on the venue interested. I have names and logo designs ready to go.. just need the players.
I marked that I am not a studio musician because I don't feel that I am worthy of that title, but I have recorded a few times to do the original cd that you can listen on this ad to, as well as demos for bands and a charity Christmas cd that I did a Jazz/Swing song for.
Music has given me the chance to meet and open for people that I never would have thought possible when I was a kid (Bret Michaels, Donnie Iris, Michael Stanley, The Fixx and jamming with the lead guitar player for Warrant)
If you want a drummer who does his best to put on a great show even from behind the kit, then I am your man. I am committed, and like to see the band run like a business with times, promotion, and practice critical to its success.
Very heavily influenced by the 80's hair band drummers. But love good strong bands playing behind solo artists like Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow as well. Specific influences may be Tommy Lee, Neil Peart, Robert Sweet.
Perfect style for me would be something along the lines of an 80's Hairband tribute of some type, or a Buckcherry/Nickelback/Hinder type modern rock band...
My pride and joy kit is a Tama Superstar series kit from the late 70's or early 80's that has been custom painted. The drum rack and rims are powder coated metallic green and the shells are lacquered with a yellow paint. Two racks and two floor toms and 24" kick. Cymbals are Zildjian (two 14" hi-hat sets, 18" A Series, 16" medium, 18" medium, 20" Z Ride) except for the 18" Paiste China Boy.
Practice kit (former road kit and can be used for gigs when necessary) is a white 1990 Tama Rockstar kit. It has black bottom heads, two 22" kicks and 4 rack toms...at the time it looked just like the one Lars of Metallica had. It can be setup double kick or single depending on the band, venue, or look needed.