SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Mandolin.

ABOUT

* 3-30-17 UPDATE *
Except for the April 24, 2016 update, all others, if appearing below, are now null and void. I am free and available until further notice.

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* 2-5-17 UPDATE *
After months of prep, Lifes Rich Pageant had our debut show last night in Kennesaw, GA. Which included our new bassist, "JP", who we found right here on Bandmix! However, we are still very actively seeking either a keyboardist or keyboard/multi-intrumentalist to round out our personnel needs, so as we can faithfully reproduce songs from R.E.M.'s entire back catalogue of music, not just their earlier stuff. If you know someone who might be interested, even yourself, in tackling this library of music from Georgia's own, please feel free to get in touch with me to hear more details.

* 9-28-16 UPDATE *
Recently became involved with an R.E.M. tribute project. Extremely part-time so far. However, we are in need of a full-time bassist (+ backing vocals), keyboard player (+ backing vocals), and possibly a 2nd guitarist. Reach out for me should you have an interest.

* 5-15-16 UPDATE *
Decided to pursue roots cultivation, ostensibly in accompaniment with others. Hint - if you personally feel confident in emulating Miljenko Matijevic, or are willing to support such instrumentally, and the genre represented there, get in touch.
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* 4-24-16 UPDATE *
Well, it has been a pretty rough weekend for myself personally, and countless others. For those not aware, which should not be many based on the crowd demographics here, the music and entertainment world unexpectedly (although there is current controversy regarding such) lost one of the most prolific world music icons of the 20th/21st century, "Prince" Rogers Nelson, on April 21, 2016. As a matter of fact, it's been a pretty awful start to the year in general, regarding significant losses of music entertainment history ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-is-the-saddest-year-in-music-history_us_57190e3ae4b0d4d3f7229a75.

I have no direct connection with 'The Artist' beyond the following somewhat trivial memory snippit from my musical journey.

My first adult-aged, non-academic, band I became involved with during my brief tenure in the toddler years of the heyday of the Athens, GA music scene in the early to mid 1980s was a cover band named Trans Jam. The personnel of the group was just as diverse as the cover songs we prepared, encompassing black and white, male and female. I was a sophomore enrolled in the school of music at UGA.

Our first, and only, if memory serves, public concert was at a cavernous rock club situated just on the outskirts of downtown Athens (I think on Oconee St. heading Southeast away from town), which of course is no longer there and I unfortunately can not locate any memory or evidence of the name of the place. In spite of dimming decades old memories, I distinctly recall that the opening number of our first set was an explosive well-rehearsed rendition of the recently released title song to Prince's 5th full length studio album, 1999. The set also included one other Prince song, most likely from the same album. Haven't had a chance since to recreate any song from the Prince discography.

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Looking for two types of outlets:
1. "Basement" players who want to explore/enhance their previous, or current, musicianship, playing all those favorite songs you've ever air drummed, air guitared, or shower or 285 traffic jam lip-synced to. (throwing in an original or two for good measure always an option)
2. Working up a couple of high energy sets in order to get back out in front of appreciative live audiences. (*Note - sister owns a Cobb County joint that hosts live music on weekends)
Contact me for more details:
DeanAndDrums, at
Hayoo ·dot·
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However, in general, my musical genre interests/abilities lay far beyond the few music selections that can be heard here. I just chose those simply to showcase aspects of my percussion performance, part writing, and/or composition/arranging history.
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UPDATE 2.28.16 - If I've looked at your profile, but especially if I have bookmarked it on my Music List, I think there may be a good match based on some form of mutual interest, immediately apparent or not. If you agree on some level, reach out for me.
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My mp3 player can be seen archiving such notables as:
- Hans Zimmer
- Los Lobos
- Buddy Holly
- Ben E. King
- Copeland
- Vangelis
- Erik Satie
- Handel
- Pat Metheny
- Spyro Gyra
- 38 Special
- Mother's Finest
- Allman Bothers
- Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
- Beatles
- Rush
- Springsteen
- Buckcherry
- Chicago
- Dixie Dregs
- Gin Blossoms
- Howard Jones
- Le Roux
- Skynard
- Motley Crüe
- Nirvana
- The Surfaris
- Police
- Queensryche
- Savatage
- Riggs
- REO
- REM
- Steely Dan
- Steve Winwood
- The Cult
- The Outfield
- The Proclaimers
- Toto
- Triumph
- Yes
- Van Morrison
- Zebra
- Twisted Sister
- Marc Cohn
- Steve Earle
- Three Dog Night
- Doobie Brothers
- Squeeze
- Supertramp
- Spin Doctors
- Slaughter
- Ozzy
- Nickelback
- Boston
- Mr. Mister
- Kiss
- Juliana Hatfield
- Green Day
- Gerry Rafferty
- Fleetwood Mac
- Dave Matthews
- B52s
(Not in any order of preference)

Screen name:
DeanAndDrums
Member since:
Jan 25 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Much respect for those who can verbally outline the difference between an E-major chord and an A-flat seven sharp nine chord or can "feel" the difference between 6/8 and 3/4 time signatures without having to engage in mental gymnastics or consult a chord reference chart, or negotiate a periodic "odd" [sic] time signature measure without sending their four-on-the-floor disposition into a spasmodic tailspin.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Custom Recording 9000 series
Various hand percussion (toys)
Musser M55-G (gold) Vibraphone
Basic electric keyboard (for rehearsals)
One wireless handheld mic system
Have basement rehearsal space and rehearsal P.A.
678.643.3786

MUSIC