69OysterBlue
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ABOUT

Currently in an established Cleveland East Side band - looking for keyboard player / vocalist. Play list includes long list of "sophisticated classic rock" music - Police, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, Talking Heads, Squeeze, The Cars, Joe Jackson, Toto and others.

I am an experienced 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 very committed 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".

Screen name:
69OysterBlue
Member since:
Mar 18 2009
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I enjoy classic rock, jazz, blues, R&B, funk, fusion, - pretty much anything with an interesting groove. I have a wide range of influences - everything from Steely Dan, Deep Purple & Jethro Tull to John Coltrane, Miles Davis & Dave Brubeck

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

I collect and restore vintage drums, so I usually have 15 or more complete kits - most of which date from the 60's and early 70's. I have small 4 piece Jazz kits as well as big 6+ piece Rock & Roll kits and everything in between. A large collection of cymbals and traps as well.

I also have a very nice practice studio in my home with full PA system and ability to capture and produce 8 track recordings.

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