I have been a drummer/percussionist for many years. Moreover, I am a formally trained musician, and therefore read and write music. I am adept at playing the drum kit, as well as both latin percusion, and concert percussion (typani, percussion keyboards, etc.) My experience includes playing with bands of different and varied genre. I have performed live, and done session work. I am particularly fond of music that infuses multiple styles and influences into a particular piece.
I am also a vocalist with experience as a lead vocalist, backup/harmony vocalist, and session vocalist.
I am interested in one time gigs only. They could be live events and/or studio sessions. I'm not interested in club work.
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- Member since:
- Nov 13 2011
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
My influences are many and varied. Some of them are as follows:
Danny Seraphine, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Stewart Copeland, Gene Krupa, Billy Cobham, Bernard Purdie, Tony Royster Jr., Sheila E., Roy Burns, Marco Minnemann, Tito Puente, and Alex Acuna.
Michael McDonald, Al Jarreau, Timothy B. Schmit, Michael Buble, Brian McKnight, Babyface, Bruno Mars, Sting, Sinatra, Luther Vandross, Harry Connick JR, Don Henley, Phillip Bailey, Billy Ocean, Adam Levine, Peter Cetera, and Al Green.
- Other Percussion:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
PDP H7 (7 piece) drumset, 5 piece Slingerland drumset, Zildjian and Sabian cymbals, Beato Jr. Conga's, Meinl Full Size Congas, LP mini timbales, Shure SM57 microphones, audio-technica wireless microphone headset system, and Vic Firth sticks and mallets. I also have a Kurzweil studio piano that I use primarily as a medium for writing music.