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I've been playing in the North Dakota/Minnesota area for 20+ years in various musical settings. Everything from a touring alternative band, a classic rock/country bar band, a 20-piece jazz big band, a small 'jazz combo', being part of a 'House jam band' at a local bar, a wedding/corporate events band, to recording session work backing up a variety of bands and solo artists.

I started mostly self-taught, and began playing and learning the ropes of regular gigging in various classic rock and country bands. Then I spent time with formal training working on learning various jazz/latin styles and to read music.

I'd love to either find some bands that need a reliable 'fill-in' or possibly something more regular depending schedules.
If you need a drum sub, there's a good chance I've played much of your set. And I'm comfortable either reading a full chart, lead sheet of chord changes, a lyric sheet, or just making my own notes to get quickly ramped up on anything.

contact me directly: decibel at outlook . com

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Member since:
Jun 14 2022
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Like most, simply too many to name - I'll simply list some genre's I've played and some favorties.
Classic Rock: Keith Moon, John Bonham
Progressive & Hard Rock: Neil Peart, Danny Carey, Chris Adler
Country: JR Robinson, Paul English
Jazz/Big band: Dave Weckl, Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd
Singer/Songwriter backing
Theater 'pit' musicals
Even polka & oldies

I consistently try to be well rounded on any style and bring enthusiasm to any setting I'm playing.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


I'm currently cycling between 4-5 different drum kits, each specialized to a certain environment - but really take a 'use the right tool for the job' approach.
-DW Maple custom for most session work
-Tama Mirage Acrylic
-Tama jazz maple
-1940's era style 'cocktail' kit for small coffee shop or acoustic gigs.
-Custom Yamaha/Pintech/Alesis e-kit and triggering pads for any scenario where an electric kit would work better.
-Large set of 'hand percussion' (congas, shakers, cajon drum, bells, etc...)
And a variety of cymbals and 6-7 different snares.
I have my own set of drum mics for either studio work or live playing along with my own in-ear monitors.
I also have a mid-sized PA (Subs, towers, & floor wedges).