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I have played drums since I can remember as my dad was a jazz drummer and sat me behind his kit when I was 5 yrs. old. I joined the high school concert (1st chair snare and timpani) and marching bands. I played in my step dads “country/50's/60's pop” band in local clubs at age 15! (Slipping me rum and cokes! LOL! 1970-71 ish) Also played the various local/high school rock band things, clubs, etc...
After a brief stint, 7 yrs., with our Uncle Sam, in 1987 I decided to attend the "Percussion Institute of Technology" (PIT) at "Musicians Institute" (MI) in Hollywood, CA.
To prepare for this, I improved my knowledge/skills with local teachers, one of them being a local private instructor, Tom Freeman, a student of George Lawrence Stones (author of “Stick Control“, drummers will know who he is...). In the summer of 1988, I moved to Hollywood, CA. (come on Jed, swimming pools...movie stars!) to attend the "Percussion Institute of Technology" (PIT) at "Musicians Institute" (MI) in Hollywood, CA. There I added to my musical knowledge. I played with and learned with/from pros such as; Doane Perry-drummer for Jethro Tull. Keith Wyatt- L.A. Blues guitar great and member of The Blasters. Tim Bogart-Bass Guitar legend from Vanilla Fudge (whom Led Zeppelin OPENED for), Cactus, Beck/Bogart & Appice (Tim actually did sound checks with Hendrix in his "Vanilla Fudge" days, cool!!), ...and (more name dropping)...Bobby Gabrielle-core classroom instructor, Chuck Flores -Jazz/Big band great, Rich Garcia and Joey Heredia as Latin percussion instructors, Joe Porcaro/Ralph Razze-Technique instructors,Gary Garbatini, Fred Dinkins (my private lessons instructor), Gary Hess-Reading Instructor, Chuck Silverman-Summer course instructor (MI prep), Ed Roscetti-Electronic drum related applications and many more known and lesser known great teachers and players at the school in classroom/workshop/stage performance settings.
Graduated with "Honors" in September 1989 and started working with a 3 pc. Blues/Rock band, "The Homefries" in L.A. area clubs with a GIT grad...Daryl Boggs, Guitarists, and Bassist/Vocalist Niles Spolin, an L.A. native. Spent a total of 4 years out there. Held a steady Saturday night gig at "The Mint" in LA for a year (Basically, the house band as when we auditioned we were hired on their opening weekend and they asked us to stay). We recorded a 4 song demo of originals. Played a private party for "Rhino Records" execs and VIP guests from Hollywood. We were brought to David Geffen's attention at Atlantic Records back in the day by a VP at Capital Records who was a relative of a band member. Unfortunately, this was also the time of the Rodney King riots in LA and due to unforeseen circumstances the band went the way as most and split up...tried out with a couple different bands as time went by but it was not to be.
...I decided to return to my roots. Being married now, we wanted to raise kids in NH. not LA!
After moving back to New Hampshire in 1993, I played in a "GB" band with the owner of a local music store, (Strings and Things) Mike Bilodeau, doing weddings, events and the “Mt. Washington” boat weekly dinner dance cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee (I must say was very cool). Also did a short lived blues/rock thing on the side with Mike. Worked with Mike Gallant, "Mikey G", in an open mike night house band at the bar "Stormy Mondays" in Merrimack, NH. ( it's no longer there now). Eventually left as opportunities arose and worked with a 5 pc. rock/pop band "One Way Street". Worked a short (very short) time with Todd Bowie, a guitarist/ tech with Joe Walsh(Eagles), Lindsey Buckingham and Beck. FYI: Todd was also a guitarist with the local NH rock band from the 80's, "Toiz". He was creating his musical career in the Chicago area making it tough to play here in NH...so, more opportunities arose...worked with the bands "Tantrum", a 5 pc. rock band, "Hogmire" a 3 pc. rock band and a charity gig with the rock band “Sett”. Played in TWO bands recently, "Short Notice", a classic rock/pop cover/originals band and a recently formed, funky jam/rock originals band, "JAI" (Just An Idea), now known as "The Shardz", with the very talented ex-members of "Jamantics", who opened up for "Little Feat" at the Hampton Beach Casino, Freeland Hubbard (Guitar) and Eric Reingold (Bass) along with another very talented mutual friend, Jonny Santana (Guitar). Played with a local cover band "Rockerbox" for a short time.
Things coming back full circle....I worked with "Hogmire" for a while, again, featuring Sue Schott on vocals (Sue's husband, Rob Schott, is also a recent addition as another guitarists. A 5-piece again!).
I presently continue to work with "Hogmire" as a 3-piece.
Currently looking musically, a couple things always on the burner, so,
I am available for paying gigs and studio work!!! I have a Bonham sized kit and a 7-piece Pearl Masters kit!
Have a great day.
Peace, Love & Keep your knees in the breeze, the shiny side up & the rubber side down and ALWAYS ROCK ON!
Contact Art at:
(603) 223-7073 Mobile
(603) 666-8162 Work 7-3:30 M-F
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- Member since:
- Jun 05 2019
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Bonham, Paice, Steve Gorman(Black Crowes),Moon, Starr, Mitchell, Watts, Rich, Porcaro, Appice(both), Gadd, Van Halen, Ward, Purdie, Lenny White, Aldridge, Kramer, Colaiuta, Gavin Harrison, Rudd, Jordan, Trucks & Jaimoe, Cameron, Keltner...and many others.
Contact Art at:
(603) 223-7073 Mobile
(603) 666-8162 Work 7-3:30 M-F
Ludwig Classic Maple in Emerald Shadow
5 piece mid '90's Ludwig “Classic” kit in the following sizes:
26”x16” (virgin) kick (in Emerald Shadow)
14”x12” (virgin) rack tom (in Emerald Shadow)
16”x16” floor tom (in Emerald Shadow)
18"x16” floor tom (in Emerald Shadow)
14”x8” wood Ludwig classic snare (in Emerald Shadow)(42 Strand Snare)
14”x6 ½” Ludwig Chrome SupraPhonic LM402 (42 Strand Snare)
Pearl Masters MCX All Maple Quilted Bubinga Sunburst
18"x 20" Bass Drum
7"x 8" Tom w/Omni Mounts
9"x 10" Tom w/Omni Mounts
10"x 12" Tom w/Omni Mounts
14"x 14" Mounted Floor Tom w/Omni Mounts
14"x 16" Mounted Floor Tom w/Omni Mounts 6 1/2"x 14" Birch Snare
5 1/2"x 14" Maple Snare
3x13" Piccolo Snare
15” 2002 Sound Edge hi-hat
16” 2002 medium crash
18” 2002 medium crash
20” 2002 medium crash
24” 2002 ride
18" Medium Thin Crash
16" Thin Crash
14" Regular Medium Hi Hats
20" Stage Ride
13" Fusion Hats
12" Evolution Splash
16" Studio Crash
DW (Drum Workshop)
*9000 Series Bass Drum Double Pedals
*9500 Model Hi Hat Stand
(1) 9701 Low Ride Cymbal Stand
(3) 9700 Cymbal Stands
(1) 9300 Snare Stand (side snare)
(1) 9399 Tom/Snare Stand (for virgin rack tom)
(1) 9300L (low) Snare Stand (for main snare drums)
*9502LB Remote Hi-hat Stand
Ludwig Atlas Pro Double Pedal
Ludwig Atlas Pro Hi-Hat Stand
1970's Ludwig Speed King Pedal
Pearl ICON DR513C drum rack
*LP Rock Ridge Rider Cowbell (with mount)
*Meinl Hi Hat tambourine (ching ring type)
*Rhythm Tech DST Drum Set Tambourine (with mount)
*LP Vibra Slap (with mount)
*Zildjian "Rock" wood/nylon tip (black dip series)
*Promark Maple SD330 Todd Sucherman Maple wood tip
*Vater Mike Mangini "Wicked Piston" Hickory wood tip
Roc-N-Soc Nitro Rider Gas Throne (Hugger model)
(4) Sennheiser Evolution E 604 (for snares and toms)
(1) Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum Mic (with stand)
(1) AKG C3000B large-diaphragm cardioid mic (for overheads)(with stand)
*Humes & Berg "Enduro" series hard drum cases(for all drums & hardware)
*Ludwig Atlas Pro Bass Pedal Bag
*DW (Drum Workshop) hard case for the pedals
*Ludwig Atlas Pro Hardware Bag
*Paiste 24” cymbal bag
*Kaces III "Not" Leather Pro Stick Bag
...and a 2006 Ford F150 to haul it all in!