SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.
now performing with Mama Tried (mamatried.band), toured or recorded w/Chubby Checker, Grady Champion (Shenegie Records), studio drummer at Lanark Records, LancPA. studio credits include national artists Linda Gail Lewis (2015), Kenley Collins (2015), etc.. .allmusic/artist/blair-king-mn0003436872
in addition to the Quentin Jones Rock & Roll Revue (surf/punk/rock-a-billy), plus 14+ years Tribute Band experience (Beatles & U2). decades of club/concert work; national & international. I also sing lead/harmony (baritone-tenor range) effortlessly while playing.
here are examples of musical genre's I authentically can play: classic rock, contemporary rock, indi-alt, R&B, americana, pop, folk/trad, classical, jazz (swing,bebop, boogaloo, etc), world, etc.. travel A-OK as long as it's feasible.
let's talk. reply with your contact info and what you do, I'll respond quickly. thanks. contact me: drumsnvoice g mail dot com
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- Dec 09 2004
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
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my influences list is too lengthy. everyone I have ever heard, pro or amateur, great or small has influenced me in some way or another. many thanks.
hear soundbytes : /blairking/sets/ and more rec's : /blairbombking
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- Background Singer:
DW Performance Series KIt: 22x18" BD, 10x8" TTom, 12x10" TTom, 14x14" FTom, 16x14" FTom, 14x5" SD.
Sonor Bop Kit: 18x16" BD, 12x8" TTom, 14x14" FT, 14x5" SD.
Vintage Gretsch Kit: 20x16" BD, TWO 14x4.5"" SD (chrome & wood), 13x12"" TTom, two (2) FTom (16x16" & 18x16").
Pacific Kit: 22x16" BD, 14x5" SD (wood), 14x6.5" SD (wood), 13x10" TTom, two FTom (14x16" & 16x16"). Additional Snares:
Ludwig Acrolite 15x14" SD, Griffin 3.5x13" Piccolo & SP 6.5x14" Snare drums.
Simmons SD9K e-drum modules/kits (x2; assorted trigger pads), PinTech 14" Phoenix E-Snare, PinTech: 16" PC series x2/ 14" HiHat Set-Up/ 10" Splash Cymbals, ConcertCast 10" mesh x5, GoEdrum 10" BD trigger, Drum-Tec tube triggers (x3), Roland BT-1 (x3), Alesis Sample Pad 4.
A Zildjian 18", 20", 22" ride cymbals, Sabian 20" ride (x2), Paiste 20" Giant Beat ride, Paiste 19" Signature Heavy Reflector ride/crash, Paiste PST 19" ride, 14" Zildjian New Beat H-Hats, 13" Zildjian A Custom H-Hats, 14" Zildjian Vintage "Ringo" H-Hats, Zildjian A Custom 15" crash, Zildjian A Custom 17" crash, Paiste 2002 16" & 18" crashes (black label), Paiste PST 17" rock crash, Sabian & Zildjian china cymbals, A Zildjian 18" crash, Zildjian ZBT 18" crash-ride, Wuhan 8", 10", 12" splash, Wuhan 15" med-thin crash, drum mounted-LP Black Beauty Cowbell, mounted tambourines. LP Wind Chimes, asst. perc., Gibraltar Drum Rack.
Roland R-8 drum machine, Shure Beta 52a, 3 EV PL5, 1 EV PL95, 2 Stagg CM5050, Behringer Eurorack UB1202, Heil Drum Sub Mixer-8 ch., Carvin PM1000, various FX, comp., etc.
PA Systems (small to medium; 1000w to 3000+w, stereo/full range -2-way/3-way): Macke, Presonus, Carvin, JBL, Peavey, QSC, Fane, Thiel, Shure, AKG, EV, Sennheiser, Fender, Musysic, Altec Lansing, Lexicon, Alesis, Digitech, Ibanez, DOD, Behringer, Rockville, etc. 16x4 50' snake, PYLE-PRO PCT60.
Digital Recording Gear: DAW's: Reaper, Pro-Tools, Audacity, Studio 3, EastWest FabFour. Macke, Presonus, Bluetube, Lexicon, Alesis, Audio-Technica, Monoprice (various), etc..
DMX LED Light Rig: x24 par 54 led lamps (3 ch), x4 led pinspots, x2 par64 (incandescent) lamps "up" floor mounted, groove wheel effect & backdrop. 1 chauvet obey 6 controller, 1 Stellar Labs 192 Channel DMX Controller, x6 T-Stands, ViewSonic PJD5134 projector & 100" 16:9 Portable Projector Projection Screen, Enttec DMXIS 70570 USB PC Controller [512 Channels], HP Elitebook 2760p running the DMXiS/Enttec software.
additional stuff: M-Audio Axiom 61 & Yamaha PSR-E423 controllers/keyboards. also studying Bass as well. Musicman Sterling Ray4, Hofner Ignition HI-BB. Ashdown Five15.
Spice Rack Year: 2013 Album: boogaloo-soul-fusion-jazz Genre: R&B
recorded in 2 parts: 2008 - live basic tracks (me on drums w/ a guitarist & bassist) in SoFla, 2013 - I recorded the keyboard track live/real time. there was no sequencing used in the sessions.
Hip Hugger Year: 2013 Genre: R&B
recorded in 2 parts: 2008 - basic live tracks (w/ a guitarist & bassist) recorded in SoFla, 2013 - I record the keyboards here in PA. no sequencing involved.
Time Is Tight (Booker T & The MG's cover)
Time Is Tight (Booker T & The MG's cover) Year: 2010 Album: n/a Genre: R&B
'Time Is Tight' was recorded by Booker T & The MG's. this is a rehearsal take, recorded on 4/14/10. again, lo-fi.
All You Need Is Love (Beatles cover; me also on lead vox)
All You Need Is Love (Beatles cover; me also on lead vox) Year: 2007 Album: demos Genre: Cover/Tribute
the classic Beatles song as recorded by "Beatlesque", my tribute band. in addition to the drumming, I'm singing lead & harmonies.
Rock Edits (covers of various artists)
Rock Edits (covers of various artists) Year: 2011 Album: demos Genre: Cover/Tribute