BikeRidinBill
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ABOUT

ABOUT ME: Lived, worked & performed in Orange County for many years. I now live in Hemet. I'm not currently in in a band, but am interested & looking for a good fit of players & attitudes. My former band, the 7th Sons, was a rock & blues project with a mix of original music & re-arranged covers. We played concerts (many of them), typically as an opening act for touring national acts, but became regulars at The Coach House for several years. We also played at The Galaxy Theatre, Marquee 15, and Brixton South Bay. The management & staff called us "the house band" at The Coach House. I'm a self-taught drummer, playing since '69. I can play classic rock, metal, funk, blues, R&B & and country. I enjoy playing rock, rockin' blues, oldies, and covers too... I also like metal or hard rock styles, and can play a very wide variety of material with several hundred songs in my song list. Reach me on gee-mail as "bikeridinbill"
You can find some samples of my playing here, and on You Tube, under the band names 7th Sons, Night-Creatures, and The Undecided from our many gigs at The Coach House, etc., but I've played many other styles and literally hundreds of songs over the years. I haven't played for about six months now, due to nowhere to rehearse and no one to rehearse with, but I'm a quick study and can get back into the groove pretty easily and quickly with a little rehearsal. Another way to contact me is through the Bad Dog Video web site. Google it... you'll find me! :)

Screen name:
BikeRidinBill
Member since:
Apr 21 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Frank Beard (ZZ Top), Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), and many more. In addition to drummers from the British Invasion bands, I have an appreciation for straight ahead rock & some metal rock (Ozzie, AC/DC, Deep Purple, and lots more.), I was also hugely influenced by many of the Motown session drummers, and many of the sounds of the late 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's, as well as some of the funkier stuff put out by Sly Stone and scores of other bands. I played for many years in various cover bands doing a wide variety of material from the 50's thru the 90's, and some newer material as well. I have also played in a couple of country bands, long ago, and have worked on many original music projects. Thus, I have a pretty wide range of influences & experiences. I have experience working in recording studio environments, as well as a wide variety of live music situations (i.e. clubs, concerts, you name it).

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I typically play a single bass, double tom, double floor tom Yamaha set up, with cases, a Frankenstein collection of DW, Pearl and Tama stands, Zildjian and Paiste cymbals, mics for all, a 16 channel & 8 channel mixer, a 150 watt Roland keyboard amp, a Roland effects unit, Shure vocal mics and booms, two Zoom digital recorders (H4 & an R24), a Carvin 1200 watt P.A. system with four 300 watt, 12-inch w/horn monitors, a separate 1000 watt amp, a power conditioner, and lots of video gear, not to mention a truck to carry them in. I also have a home audio mixing setup with Sonar X1 Producer, and pro video editing software (i.e. Sony Vegas Platinum & Pro), and have my own video company too (i.e. BadDogVideo dot com)
The line below is actually pretty funny (i.e. "How many gigs have you played?" It says "Over 100" as a top end. I would say hundreds if not more, might be more accurate. :) I tend to rehearse as needed by the project I'm involved with.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

We will be opening for Billy and his exceptional band once again. Come see and hear this incredible singer/songwriter/actor who has appeared in several movies and a variety of television shows. Billy also does voice-over work for many corporate advertisers, etc., and one of his most well-known songs is "At This Moment", which was prominently featured as the theme song for a nationally famous sitcom. Tickets are just $19.50. Get your tickets at www.Night-Creatures.com -- so the band gets credit for your sale!

The Night-Creatures will be performing at the end-of-ride festivities for the 11th Annual Ride The Coast event, a motorcycle charity that draws over 2,000 riders each year and benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana. The ride is sponsored by AT&T, The Gas Co., Southern Calif. Edison, Taco Bell, Crevier BMW, Waste Management, and many other Orange County businesses. The ride is a fully escorted, 70 mile ride around OC and some of the best landscapes in the county. A custom soft tail motorcycle will be raffled off by Junior of Lifestyle Cycles, and there will be custom bike builders, vendors of various types, food and drink, including a beer garden area. This is a family event, and the after-ride festivities are open to the public, admission is free, and you can walk, drive or ride in. Riders need to register at www.ridethecoast.com

We just met Gary at the NAMM show on Saturday, and now we're going to be playing a show with him... how cool is that?! It's gonna ROCK!

This is a 24 hour charity event designed to increase awareness and raise support for cancer victims, survivors, and families affected by the dreaded disease. We encourage everyone who can come out and support this cause to take a few minutes out of your year and do something that helps benefit others.

Another night of rock and roll... kick ass style!

We'll be with Fee and the boys, and our old friends from Let's Eat, at The Coach House... rockin' the night away!