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.

ABOUT

I am a professional drumset drummer, both acoustic and electronic (over 50 years), a teacher (for 38 years) and a committed percussionist (cajon, bongo.conga, large variety of hand percussion). You provide your set-list/artist repertoire one day and the next day I will be ready to perform those songs. I have put together a 50 song show overnight when necessary(see next paragraph). Born and raised in Mpls.MN. started playing professionally at 14 years with "Music Projection" (Managed/produced by David ZImmerman, Bob Dylans brother)and toured the midwest. Retreat to NM mountains to record album, shopped in NY through Columbia Records. MN. to Alaska, MN to AZ then LA, Ca. I lived and worked in LA, Ca. for 30 years while performing concerts;(Troubador, Madam Wongs, Simi Valley Arts Center etc.) Also I have done years of touring and doing original music, radio and TV spots, and many studio gigs and tons of "casuals" while teaching hundreds of students (Using Elliot Fine/Marven Dahlgren's: Four Way Coordination V. 1&2 Teaching Matr'ls).

I am seeking a band that does not have time to "Practice"(per say - Practice to perform is realistic and necessary but everyone involved should know the required music and play through with "performance perfection" in one to two takes maximum.) We should be out performing regularly and making good money doing so. Professional attitudes and equipment only.

Looking forward to hearing from you and moving ahead with some amazing music and relationships.

Thank you, Brad

(Some more details are available at: .drummerdrumming or listen to/purchase
rad4DAD "...as a Flame of Fire" or
Eth.3L "ONE" CD(s) on CDbaby or Amazon )

Screen name:
Brad Taft
Member since:
Apr 16 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Any music that is well done. I can not even begin to mention all of the influences that I have been exposed to and appreciate. Again, anything that is well done. Sounds good, feels good.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

I have a "rehearsal / DAW recording studio (ProTools) space" available.

Tama Superstar (Upgraded at Pro Drum Shop, Hollywood, CA.) Acoustic, Alesis DM Pro Electronic with 400 Watt Peavey Combo Amp, Meinl Cajon, Unnameable hand percussion from around the world..

MUSIC