Alton J


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Steel guitar.


Southern Rock, Blues, Funk, Classic Rock, ALT [some], R& on. Others...swipe left [?].

Gigs are nice and I would like to play in the area. Not a big fan of “trying to make it” groups. I am dedicated to my career and music. Would dig to hook up with some solid players and make some big noise. I am a very solid drummer and not big into being flashy I consider my self a mix between Charlie Watts, Bonzo, Kenny Arnoff and Britt Turner. In other words...I'm a pocket player. If you are looking for a massive drummer with flash...I'm not your man. I love and live in the pocket.

My current influences are BlackBerry Smoke, JJ Grey & MoFro, DN and the Nightsweats, most southern rock, all classic rock, funk, blues, and old skool Rock-N-Roll.

I love to play covers but I want to add in my own feel. If you can dig that...then I am worth a listen. Very open to starting a new band as well. Reach me altonjd 2 at dot com.

Screen name:
Alton J
Member since:
Mar 05 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Zep, Beatles, Stones, Prince, DMB, CCR, Blackberry Smoke, JJ Grey And MoFro, Muscle Sholes, The Funk Brothers, Smokey, 4 Tops, all of the original name a few.

Drumming influences; Carter Beauford [DMB], Mick Fleetwood, Charlie Watts [Stones], Kenny Arnoff, Prince, Bonzo, Moonie, Henry Jansen (formally Birds at the End of the Road), Mitch Mitchell, Zack Starkey, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, Roger Taylor, and Brother Brit Turner.

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7 pc pro Tama but I move to a 4 pc for shows.