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


*** Contact me at DerekDrums(at)yah00(dot)com ***

What up y'all, I'm a drummer currently based out of Carmel. Currently drumming for a few projects, but nothing gigging too intensely (5-10 gigs per year). In college I played drums/guitar/bass with the Purdue Musical Organization and a few other Purdue-area groups (Groove Theory Ent, Trev Diesel, Sixdollarsuit). I relocated to Indy in 2010 and gigged regionally with a handful of groups (Jamwich, Upshot, Joe Hamgeri Contingency). Got burnt out on touring so ended up building a home studio, and got into mixing/recording engineering and hip-hop production.

At the moment I'm only interested in joining other projects as a drummer. I've found the most enjoyment playing in jambands, followed by instrumental jazz/funk groups as a close second.. Very comfortable with improv and any odd time signatures. Love to cover songs from time to time, but no interest in drumming for a cover band. Also not interested in country or religious music, unless we're talking bluegrass or soul.

I've played hundreds of gigs over the last 15+ years, shared the bill with and opened for a number of worldwide bands you've definitely heard of. Looking to create unique music with good people, with or without intention of taking it anywhere else. My schedule can get a little crazy, but if you hit me up and have some good material I'll do my best to get back to you!

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 19 2006
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
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:


Radiohead, The Beatles, Phish, Tool, Animal Collective, Iron & Wine, Dave Matthews Band, Vampire Weekend, Jamiroquai, Citizen Cope, Flecktones, Soulive, The Police, MM&W, Ben Folds, Thom Yorke, Oysterhead, String Cheese Incident, Thievery Corporation, Bob Marley, Incubus, Hendrix, Dylan, Clapton, SRV, Herbie Hancock, Pearl Jam, RATM, Soundgarden, Counting Crows, Stevie Wonder, Les Claypool, Coldplay, John Scofield, Jack Johnson, etc.. Anything funky, creative, and/or improvisational really.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Other Percussion:


Multiple drum kits (acoustic kits and v-drums), guitars and a bass, random percussive toys and misc stringed instruments. Keyboards and a few samplers, Big Native Instruments guy (Maschine Studio, Traktor, Komplete). Also a big UAD guy (UA Apollo + Octo + tons of plugins). And a decent sampling of hardware and mics you'd find in most pro recording studios.