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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:
- Member since:
- Jul 23 2015
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
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),
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
Take Me Home
Take Me Home Track number: 1 Year: 2005 Album: The Spoonbenders Genre: Rock
Song from the Spoonbenders self-titled EP, "Take Me Home." This song is notable for what I call "chaos theory" tambourine...
Voodoo in my Pocket
Voodoo in my Pocket Track number: 1 Year: 2007 Album: The Spoonbenders Genre: Rock
First track of Spoonbenders 1st full-length album
Your Better You
Your Better You Track number: 8 Year: 2007 Album: The Spoonbenders Genre: Rock
Fun track to play; has an interesting breakdown in the bridge and the end...
Denial Track number: 5 Year: 2000 Album: Better Living Through Mutation Genre: Punk
A track from early in my playing career...fast, fun, angsty...