ABOUT

With well over 200 gigs experience, I have been playing in both original and cover bands since the late 1980s. I am currently part of an all-original alternative rock project - Couch Professor - with some other DC-area alt-rock veterans. Check us out!

I am not into thrash/speed/growl-core stuff. Drums should drive the music, not beat it to death. I am not some mindless basher, nor am I a timid "lite-jazz" tapper. I understand dynamics, musical space, rhythm, pace, and play with taste. I will actively participate in song development and contribute to arrangements. I am supported by my loving wife and family. I am reliable, stable, drama-free, drug-free, ego-free team player, with a sense of humor and humility. I expect bandmates to be the same - it should be about enjoying the music.

I have also appeared on two tracks from the Versailles Records AC/DC tribute CD "Rock & Roll Train: A Millennium Tribute to AC/DC" and included them below in the audio section.

You can reach me through: cyw3<dot>drums<at>[that popular search site's email service that begins with the letter "g"] - written this way because Bandmix deletes certain text strings automatically ):-(

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Screen name:
cyw3drums
Member since:
Apr 16 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Bonham, Peart, Phillips, Dunbar, Copeland, Aronoff, Portnoy, Mosely, White, Aldridge, Van Halen, Weckl, Palmer, Paice, Rudd, Bissonette, Cobham, Rich, Moon, and the list goes on....

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

All professional-level gear: Pearl BLX kit, Pearl pedals and hardware, Tama/Gibraltar customized rack system, Zildjian cymbals, Shure, Sennheiser, and Behringer microphones, etc.

MUSIC