DickCole1853
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ABOUT

I moved to Chester from Fairfax last February. I've been playing drums for nearly 20 years in six successful Northern VA classic rock bands, routinely performing in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. I just left my most recent NOVA band, Riptide. The more than two-hour commute each way back to Northern Virginia for weekly rehearsals, not to mention travelling back and forth 3-4 times a month for gigs all over the DC/MC/VA area, just became too problematic and would become even more so in the winter months.

So, I'm searching for a Richmond-area band in need of a drummer. Nearly all of my 20 years in gigging bands has been with Classic/Southern Rock. I know a lot of songs from the '50s to today. I've also done private study with Steve Smith of Journey/Vital Information, Tommy Igoe, and am an alumnus of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp where I got the opportunity to jam and perform with many of my rock heroes.

I don't do drugs and rarely drink. I am in my mid-'60s and would fit in best with other musicians close to my age.

I went into the studio with a couple of the bands I belonged to to record demo CDs. I have included copies of those recordings here. I'm retired, so, aside from continuing to unpack boxes from my move, I have plenty of time to rehearse and gig.

If you're seeking a skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated musician who comes prepared to each practice and gig, I'm your guy. I hope to hear from you!

Screen name:
DickCole1853
Member since:
Aug 15 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Steve Smith/Journey and Vital Information; Dino Danelli/The Rascals; Keith Carlock/Steely Dan; Steve Porcaro/Toto; Artimus Pyle/Lynyrd Skynyrd. I'm a big Led Zeppelin and Heart fan, and enjoy playing their tunes. I also love Steely Dan and would love to play in a Dan tribute band!

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

I have a Roland TD-12 electronic that I can leave at the band's practice location and a TD-35KV that I use for gigging in smaller venues where controlling volume is essential. I also have two acoustic DW Collector Series kits that I use in larger and outdoor venues. I use a DW rack system when gigging with my acoustic kit and play Paiste Signature Series cymbals.

MUSIC