DesertDrums
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Band to Join.

ABOUT

I've been a drummer / percussionist since 1975. I started out in drum corps, from there into classical and concert band styles. I've been a percussionist / tympanist in a couple symphony orchestras. I've played big band jazz, classic rock, blues, dixieland jazz, country, martial, Broadway, various others. Dream band would have instrumentation like Tower of Power, Chicago, EW&F, Blues Brothers, etc that is open to styles from swing, big band, Motown, rock, blues, more. I would like to join an existing or newly forming band. Or Classic Rock, Blues,whatever. I really enjoy odd time signatures. For me, the main joy has always been in performance, so that would need to at least be a goal.

Screen name:
DesertDrums
Member since:
May 13 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I believe we are influenced by all musicians we listen to. My influences are numerous and widely varied. They include Bun E. Carlos, Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, Mike Mangini, Karen Carpenter, Fred Astaire, Animal, Gene Krupa, Stan Getz, Antonio Sanchez, Chendy Leon, Frank DeVito, Charlie Watts, Max Weinberg, many others.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

5- and 8-piece drum sets,
bongos, congas, mini-timbales,
orchestra bells, many toys including wind chimes, cow bell, maracas, djembe, tubano, various shakers, tambourine, agogo bells, triangles, "world" percussion, various sticks, brushes, mallets

CALENDAR

Past Events

Debut performance with new (as yet unnamed) band.