- Member #
- Member since
- 19 Sep 2009
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock
- Screen name:
- Long Beach, California, 90802
- 75 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Click on a song to start playing.
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Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.
My musical background includes a hitch in the US army as a drummer in the 72nd Army Band for 3 years, as well as in a Special Services touring band on both the American east and west coasts. During that time, I had the opportunity to play with highly-qualified musicians from all over the United States. Over the past 30 years, I have been playing the drums in pubs, recording studios, and live on stage with bands I put together or joined from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, BC, Canada and many points in between. I have an extensive repertoire covering ROCK, BLUES, R&B, and SOUTHERN ROCK. Originals are welcome.
"GREEN RIVER" by Flashback-2011 Classic Rock Band (lead guitar, bass guitar, and drums) recorded at rehearsal using a laptop computer with an attached microphone hung from the rafters in the midst of the instruments, the vocals went through a 6-channel board, the guitar players used their own amps, the drummer played acoustically (May 2011)
"HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN" by LesCopelandBand (lead guitar and rhythm guitar) and MikeMoranBand (bass guitar, keyboard and drums) merge for a live performance at the Church Of The Blues, Dewdney Pub, Dewdney, BC, Canada (April 2011)
"THE ANGEL BAND" an original composition by Project 13 Southern Rock Band (lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, and drums) recorded at Crying Sky Recording Studios, Vancouver, BC Canada (February 2007)
MORE AUDIO DEMOS: http://www.reverbnation.com/mikemoranband/
B.B. King, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chuck Berry, Cream, Eagles, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Guess Who, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Johnny Rivers, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Robert Cray, Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Band, ZZ Top, and many more...
5-piece vintage Gretsch drums
1-ton cargo van
Mike's Personal Statement:
My concept of music is straight-take. By that I mean, no over-dubbing, no click track, no electronic chorus on the vocals. A band must be able to repeat the music on stage with real instruments, vocals and harmonies, with only reverb and echo on the PA for effects. Thatís when you feel the heartbeat in the music, the syncopation, what I call the human factor.
I have excellent drumming equipment, a one-ton cargo van, and the freedom to travel. I carry my own weight and keep my word. I'm in excellent health, have good stage presence, and an extensive repertoire. I'm ready to go anywhere anytime and can set up my drums and be ready for sound check in an hour.
If you're interested in starting a new band or having me join your band... I am a team player, keep my word, will be loyal to the project, and always give 100% ...catch me if you can... contact me at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org