DBJ RHYTHMS
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist, Harmonica, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

I'm a 49 year old drummer in Elmhurst with rehearsal space interested in joining OR co-forming a Classic Rock cover band, YES tribute band to possible originals [have been starting to write some basslines and melodies]. I've played for local church for 5 years and as an orchestra pit drummer/percussionist in community theater [off and on stage] for 4 years. I'm a melodic drummer with pretty good instincts and a mix of John Bonham, Bill Bruford, and Alan White kind of style and tend to play a little outside of the box. I believe in well structured, productive rehearsals and promotion, I don't believe in just playing drums for a band and calling it a day, I try to not only support the band but also try to do what I can to help the band reach it's goals. I don't want to be in music just to pass the time, and play a gig only when we're bored however I'm not looking to make a living at it, if it happens,it happens. I just want it to be worthwhile! Previous bands I've been with have went nowhere or moved very slow! I have a progressive personality along with my drumming approach. I try to continuousely exspand musically and drive to move forward.
Now eager to play good music and have fun doing it!

Screen name:
DBJ RHYTHMS
Member since:
Mar 01 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
8
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Music: The Beatles, The Yard Birds, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, King Crimson, ELP, and mostly Yes. Also some orchestral, blues, jazz, and world rhythms.

Drummers: John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Stuewart Copeland, Bill Ward, Carl Palmer, Neil Peart, Terry Bozio, Ginger Baker, Gene Crupa, Steve Gadd, primarily Alan White.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

PDP-FS5: 5 piece standard set-up, Sabian cymbols.
PDP-X7: 7 piece full set-up, Sabian cymbols and 30" gong.
Mark Tree bar chimes, LP Blocks and Cowbells.
DW double bass pedals, hi-hat stand, DW/PDP Hardware.
ROLAND SPD-S Digital Sampler and monitor.
14" Djembe [with stand], Cajon, Doumbek, Bodrhan, Pueblo drum, Egyptian Riq, Berimbauh, Shackers and effects.
Evans drum heads [both kits].
Vic Firth Sticks, Rutes[bundle sticks], Steve Gadd Brushes, and custome made SWIZZLES.
Digital Reference mics.

MUSIC