Btown
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, Electronic Music, Clarinet.

ABOUT

Moving to Las Vegas the first week of January. Looking for other musicians to jam with on a regular basis. Starting a band/regular gigs would be great, but mostly I'm just looking to make music with people, no matter the setting. Both originals and covers are good with me.

Had to leave a great band at my old home in the Chicago suburbs. Our philosophy was a good attitude was by far the most important feature in bandmates and I'd love to find new friends who share the same mindset.

Rock drummer but I'm always looking to expand on that. My typical beats have a busy/funky feel. Just recently started trying to teach myself jazz and a couple latin beats and would love to work on these with others.

I'm very easy-going, open to feedback and like to help with arrangements. I had a reputation with my old band for being a bit too self-critical after gigs, but I'll do my best to not be a buzzkill! I'd say I'm at a moderate skill level, still learning, but I practice a lot and always looking to learn something new.

I'll be adding some better quality audio/video clips some time in December. The clip below was my very first gig. The MP3s are just me messing around with some funk groves. They were recorded on a free software with my e-kit, so the sound quality isn't the best (sorry in advance for the brutal snare dynamics).

Screen name:
Btown
Member since:
Jun 14 2015
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
4
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Favorite rock bands : The Who, CCR, Talking Heads, Blue Cheer, early Genesis, ELP, Supertramp.

Jazz: Jazz Messengers, Charles Mingus, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Weather Report.

Funk/R&B: Paul Pena, Alabama Shakes, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, a little James Brown.

Favorite drummers include Art Blakey; Dannie Richmond; Jabo Starks; Clyde Stubblefield; Peter Erskine; Carl Palmer; Phil Collins; Keith Moon; Doug Clifford.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Royce 4-piece, Djembe

MUSIC