benjamin1080506
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

I am a professional drummer of more than 20 years. For the last five years, I have lived in Iraq, and now that I have returned to the US I am eager to join a committed band. I have pro-level gear (see gear list). I enjoy playing in live settings and in the studio (I am very comfortable with a metronome), and I am also equipped to play electronic drums and acoustic drums at any volume. I play with power, confidence and finesse, but I enjoy playing music of all dynamic levels. I am eager to join a working band. I am happy to do original material, covers, or both as long as we are gigging.

Screen name:
benjamin1080506
Member since:
Jul 23 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drumming influences: Jimmy Chamberlin, (Smashing Pumpkins), John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Keith Moon (the Who), Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Tenacious D), Questlove (The Roots), Danny Carey (Tool), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band), Tim "Herb" Alexander (Priums, Laundry, Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Wallflowers, Sessions), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Buddy Rich, Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam), Chuck Biscuits (Social Distortion), Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion), Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns and Roses), Max Roach, Sammy Davis Junior, Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, Sessions), Ringo Starr (The Beatles),

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic:
Pearl MCX Maple: 8"X8", 10"X8", 12"X10", 14"X14", 16"X16", 16"X20", 8"X28" Woofer
Ayotte Classic (Maple Kit): 10"X7", 12"X7", 12"X14", 14"X16", 18"X22"
Snare drums-Pearl Free Floating (14"), Dunnett Stainless Steel (14"), Dunnett Titanium (14"), Aluminum (12"), Copper (14"), Cedar (14), Iraqi Propane Tank Snare (12"); Pearl Free Floating snare with exotic wood variety of shells
Sabian Cymbals; have both high-volume and low volume cymbals in collection

MUSIC