- Member #
- Member since
- 31 Jul 2004
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Other Percussion, Drums
- Funk, Blues, Alternative/Modern Rock
- Screen name:
- Austin, Texas, 78756
- 46 years old
- Level of commitment:
Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.
Versatile, open-minded, great part-writer, easy-going disposition, laid-back, always exploring the options, optimistic, willing to do the grunt work, enthusiastic, let's find some common ground at tihai@
I study the music of West Africa, India, Brazil, Cuba.
The varieties of music I listen to and focus my absorbing of information is a very LARGE range. I can trace my fascinations all the way back to The Guess Who, Chuck Mangione, Neil Diamond, 70's R& B, Herb Alpert and Tiujana Brass, 101 Spanish Strings, Broadway musicals.....these were the things my parents and siblings had around the household.
WHen I stepped into my own frame of mind I found Kiss, Aerosmith, Journey, Yes, King Crimson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Ozzy Osnourne, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Rush, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Chic Corea,.....seriously....to inventory my influences through my living history and I'll sit here for HOURS!!!!
I did spend time in music school and achieved a Bachelor's and Master's degree. Lots of classical training and world music training!!!
Tama 5-piece drum kit, djembes, bongos, shakers, Gyil, lots of West African hand percussion, Alesis HR-16B drum machine