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I'm a 29 year old drummer, vocalist, and keyboard player. I've had a pair of drum sticks in my hands since I was 8 years old. I am into a huge variety of music: Reggae, Classic Rock, Thrash, Death/Black Metal, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Fusion, and more...
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- Member since:
- Jan 23 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
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I listen to so much music, and it all influences me and my playing. I can think of no single musician that really influences my style personally. Well.. maybe Futureman of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones...
Two full drum kits, one played standing the other played sitting down, a Korg MicroXL keyboard, and my electronic drumset. Various lighting equipment. Large PA system with huge concert hall filling speakers. Drums sticks and my stool.
Decens Track number: 9 Year: 2010 Album: Hell On Earth
My friend Mike Zucker and I recorded this in 2010. This album actually has an interesting back story. Mike was going to do something different with a spoken word/atonal album (odd, huh) so I laid down some drums for him to a click track. I told him he could do whatever he wanted with them and he didn't have to use them if he didn't feel like it. I assumed he would just use some small drum sections fading in and out of the spoken word. He went to Colorado the following week to attend their university, and decided to get a construction job to earn some extra cash in the few weeks before school started. After falling off a three story building on the job and breaking his back, he was in the hospital for a long time. During that time he brought in his guitar and some recording equipment and recorded the bass and two guitars. I guess he liked the drumming so much he decided to scrap the spoken word album, because he made a straight up album and ditched the spoken word theme. The doctors said he probably would never walk again, but he was up and about within a few months and eventually fully recovered. Hospital must have been a pain though because he named the album Hell On Earth. Funny thing is I'm a little jealous that he broke his back because now he can walk fine and still hold a guitar, receives workman's comp checks for permanent disability, and has a medical marijuana card. Guess you can't keep a good man down.
Igneus in Acerbitas
Igneus in Acerbitas Track number: 10 Year: 2010 Album: Hell On Earth
Here's another track from Mike Zucker's "Hell On Earth" album that we recorded om 2010.
Divide and Conquer
Divide and Conquer Track number: 7 Year: 2009 Album: Idle Hands
This is one of the short tracks from Mike Zucker's album "Idle Hands." The entire album was recorded in a single jam session with myself on drums and my buddy Mike Zucker looping guitar and bass lines. It was just the two of us and we actually were just jamming for fun and recording it for posterity, but the material we had in the end was rather abundant and of high enough quality for Mike to turn it into an entire album when after he returned to NYU. It really does have a lot of surprising depth of sound for just being recorded with one condenser mic rigged between his guitar amp and my drumset.