SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Need drums for your holiday gigs? I can dive into most playing situations with little or no rehearsal or I can spend the time required to lock it down. nickrenz51 at ya hoo dotcom 530-six one three 9330

I'm a versatile drummer and vocalist, country music is just a part of what I love. Since moving north from L.A. I've been on the road with Johnny D's Steel Horse Stampede feat. Halie O'Ryan, I've performed locally with the Sacramento Brothers, the Double Shots (expanded version! - doubleshotnation), and Dyin' Breed ( and vids here: ://./user/TheDyinBreed). Contact me for info on my years in L.A. and in the Deep South. Currently, I am with Big Iron (://.thisisbigiron), the Liar's Choir and Tommy Miles and the Milestones. I have done gigs and/or albums with Jimmi Accardi and the Action Zone, the Fortunate Few, Blues Farm/Scary Oakies, James Carlson and Ana Gilmour.
I'm available for fill-ins, casuals, and recordings and I'm always ready to lend a hand to your rock, pop (anyone in Sac ever hear of Marshall Crenshaw or Buddy Miller fercrineoutloud?), country or alt-country band or project. Need the right drum track for your song or jingle? I will work with you so we all sound great.
Listen to a few cuts, updated soon, of me singing and playing live with the Shills (pop-roots rock), the Tavernapples (trad country) back in L.A. and recent projects. Looking for keyboards for a pop band.
530 - 613 - 9330
nickrenz51 at ya hoo dot com

Screen name:
Charlie Nickrenz
Member since:
Dec 05 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Tom Ardolino, Curly Smith, Albert Bouchard, James Stroud, Gary Mallabar, Dave Mattacks, Tony Braunagel, Prairie Prince, Donald Lindley, Moonie and all the semi-obscure 70's guys. It's about the song, the backbeat, the fill and leaving enough space for the lyrics to sink in!

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Gretsch Renown Maple drums; Sonor Safari drums; Tama, Ludwig and Gretsch snare drums; Sabian cyms ONLY, Electro-Voice 767 (vox), Shure 57 and CAD mics, Vic Firth and Vater sticks, Remo and Evans heads. Mackie VLZ1604, outboard gear.

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