alexvandrummer
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Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

From 2006-2011 I was the drummer in a popular cover-dance band in Kansas City called Cherry Bomb and for over 6 years and then was the house drummer at Ernie Biggs dueling piano bar in Westport for nearly 7 years but the club closed recently so I'm currently looking for another working band. I can play to a click track and I'm familiar with a wide variety of popular music whether it be country, classic rock, modern rock, hip-hop and rap and other styles of music also. I'm not into playing obscure music that was not popular or never made it on any charts, does not interest me. From my experience playing cover songs for over 30 years most of the time crowds don't respond as favorably to songs that were not popular or as recognizable. I like playing songs that will have the most positive impact on an audience, don't care how many times I've played the same song or whether I like the song.

Screen name:
alexvandrummer
Member since:
Jun 06 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

All types of music but primarily classic rock, modern rock, alternative, R&B, country rock and top-40 songs from the past 50 years. Too many influences to mention but bands such as Van Halen, Queen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi and Huey Lewis and the News are some of the bands I really like as well as the drummers who play in those bands or for those artists but I like a lot more than just bands from the 70s and 80s however I like to play fun dance songs especially from the 80s. I know many dance songs are just crap with no substance but being cheesy sells, it's what has kept me playing music full time for over 25 years. I also try to be open-minded, take direction well and try to get along with everyone I work with. The gig I currently have is mostly spontaneous and musical integrity is not the main focus but I prefer gigs that are more structured, have more musical integrity, play songs that are well rehearsed and have set lists to go by.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Currently using a white Ddrum Reflex series kit and triggering with an Alesis DM5 and a Roland TM-2 modules for drums and samples. I have two other acoustic kits also. I have several quality snare drums. I have cymbals from all the major brands and use drum pads for various sampled sounds. I like flashy lighted drumkits for visual appeal. I have reliable transportation to haul my equipment.

MUSIC