D S Haight


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Background Singer, Other.


I should begin by the telling of age, as there is no field of endeavor by which age is more prevelant a factor than entertainment - namely music, in this case 40. I came up in Sioux Falls; heavily involved in the music scene years ago before heading West to California. My career out West was the music business, as a first call performance hired gun on drums / bass, studio musician, recording and FOH engineer, writer / arranger, and day job international instrument commodities broker / merchandising manager with Lark in the Morning.

Now relocated back to Sioux Falls, I'd love to get reacquainted with the local music scene, either by joining up with an established band or starting a new one. I'm an accomplished drummer and bassist, as well a passable rhythm guitarist and background, or on a limited basis, lead vocalist (baritone / tenor range). I can read / write charts, have ample performance ready gear, and a very usable project recording studio in my basement with two sound controlled / draped wall recording rooms.

Would be glad to hear from any bands / musicians here in town looking for an experienced player to come on board, or am always very interested in collaborating with musicians on recording projects or interested in starting a band.

Screen name:
D S Haight
Member since:
Dec 05 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Influences vary greatly, and run the gamut of styles. Some notables that immediately come to mind are (drums) JoJo Mayer / Gavin Harrison / Dave Weckl / Benny Greb, (Bass) Victor Wooten / Larry Graham / Les Claypool / Robert Dostalek (Guitar) Michael Hedges / Tommy Emmanuel / Pierre Bensusan / Leo Nosentelle (did I spell that right?). As for bands, most recently I've been rediscovering Incognito / Beat Disciples / Liquid Soul and various world jazz / lounge / ethnic styles.


Drums: DW PDP 6 pc kit / Sabian cymbals / Peace & Ludwig snares
Bass: Custom Shoppe Korean Mania Bubinga 5-string active / Hartke head / 4x4 cab
Guitars: various collection of acoustics and electrics (Gibson / LaPatrie / Del Arte, etc)
Other: tenor sax, Ebony Boehm flutes, mandolin, mandocello, dulcimer, etc
Studio: Mac Host, MOTU, DP 4.5 / Reason 3.0 / Melodyne Studio, Rockit 8 monitors, various compressors / gates / pre-amps / midi-controllers, AKG / Rhode / Superlux / Audix / MXL / Shure studio mics.