Dana817
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Drummer available for a band or to start a band in the Classic Hard Rock/Album Oriented Rock (AOR) band. NOBODY does those tunes. Not looking for jut a "gig" but to be part of a good group of good people who are believers in AOR Rock and putting our powerful musical performance. Not allergic to wood shedding for rehearsals when we are ready. I am NOT looking for a situation where we practice 4 times and then are "ready to gig". NOPE! If you saw Little Big Towne and Keith Urban do "The Chain" cover on the CMA awards, that is what I aspire to do.

I want to be in a band that plays the cool FM "AOR" music. Most of the upper 30 somethings a, 40s and 50s remember it well. That BIG sound! Guitars, KEYS, throbbing bass, and BIG DRUMS, killer VOX too. Nothing self indulgent, all for "the SHOW" and high energy. I have been searching. If you are a 40-50 player either a bassist or guitarist seeing the same horizon as myself then reply, let's talk. Flavor is below. IF you are interested in me, I do not have video or audio. If you send 6 mp3's of songs you would want me to practice or audition with, I will learn them and you can check me out.

Types of Music? Late 70s to 80s. Best music ever! SYTX, Heart, TOTO, Boston, Henry Lee Summer and other cool "one hit wonders" nobody remembers (BUT THEY REMEMBER THE SONGS!), Head East, Fleetwood Mac, Shooting Star, Michael Stanley Band, Steve Earl, Sniff n' the Tears, Three Doors down, Halestorm, Evanescence, Joe Satrani and Eric Johnson and some older covers we can "make our own" from the AOR catalog. Have a few originals, as you probably do as well. The "covers" are songs we make our own and are not the tired played out covers everyone else does. I can't emphasize that enough. I am a professional, and am not looking to tour, but to put a great local AOR band together or join one.

I have a pretty extensive songlist of probables, and I am sure you will be adding as well.

Songs I like and am working on:
Smokin' Boston
Switchin' to glide Kings
(S)He Can't Love you Michael Stanley Band
Sultans of Swing/ Money for Nothing Dire Straights
Summer Song Joe Satrianni
Trademark/Cliffs of Dover Eric Johnson
Rock Me Great White
Rhiannon/Silver Spring/Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Coming Home Cinderalla
Rhythm of Love YES
Shoot to Thrill AC/DC
Lady Styx
Driver's Seat Sniff n' the Tears

Screen name:
Dana817
Member since:
Oct 30 2010
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

Just about any classic rock that my former bands and musicians I used to play with. Tommy Aldridge, Carl Palmer, some progressive rock drummers, and some of the regular "2 and 4" throw down the beat and keep it solid, types. Some of the 40 some musicians I have played with have inspired me as well.

Adele, Vonda Shepard, Eric Johnson, Heart, Journey, 3 doors, Lifehouse, VH, RUSH, Queensryche, Katy Perry, Deep Purple, Head East, YES...... way way too many and too numerous for so many reasons.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

2 Pearl Maple shell mega sets, 1 Pearl Wood Fiberglass, 1 Roland TD-6. 2 PA speakers 2 way 15's.