Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar.


Highly experienced drummer/percussionist looking to join existing band. Age not an issue, attitude is everything. No drama, no whiners. I'm serious about putting out quality music, but not so serious it interferes with the fun and joy of performing it. Ideally, I'd like to play in a trio where guitarist and bassist sing. Would love to back up a female vocalist. I like Classic Rock, Modern Country and various other cover material. No Heavy metal, Death Metal, Christian Rock or Hip Hop. You must have some stage experience in clubs, bars, concerts in the park, whatever. If possible, send a pic, an MP3 or an MP4 or link to a YouTube vid of your band. Open to performing as a duo with guitarist or keyboardist--.male or female.If you're looking for a solid drummer for your solo, duo, trio or full band I'd love to hear from you! Thanks!
"Bernie is a great drummer/percussionist and a beautiful soul. He has the special ability to paint music with the right grooves and the right colors. Always ready to put his whole physical, emotional and listening energy into the music he makes."

- Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
(Drummer/Percussionist for: Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Robbie Robertson, Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham, currently the drummer for CHICAGO.)
Passionate and professional, wise and curious, Bernie is a one-of-a-kind artist who possesses a true gentleman's spirit coupled with razor-sharp wit that'll have you laughing hysterically one moment and then reflecting on one of life's many complexities the next. He's a darn good drummer, too."

- Michael Dawson
(managing editor, Modern Drummer Magazine)

"I have known Bernie for a good part of 10 years and he has always embodied the epitome of professionalism. Seasoned....Effective....Rock-solid. A true asset to any situation!"

-Taku Hirano

Percussionist and/or drummer for: Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks, Whitney Houston, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Lindsey Buckingham, Cirque du Soleil, LeAnn Rimes, etc.)
An eval by Taku Hirano of my playing on a recording I was hired to track.

"You eased into it and, most importantly, the feel was good. You served the music well... You played solidly, threw in fills and accents where appropriate and effective, showed your fluidity (that cool triplet fill across the toms, etc.)"

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 07 2007
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Walfredo Reyes, Jr., Luis Conte, Nigel Ollson, Jeff Porcaro, Larrie Londin, Alex Acuna, Taku Hirano, Raquy Danziger, John Guerin, Aldo Mazza, Shawn Pelton, Shannon Forrest, Manu Katche, etc, etc. etc.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Pearl and DW drum kits, Hart Electronic drumset, LP Congas and Bongos, Mountain Rhythm djembe, Schalloch djembe and cajon, Meinl cajon, Remo darbouka, LP Udongo Udu, drum mics, plus PA and vocal mics and comfortable practice space.