DK35
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Band to Join, Other, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist.

ABOUT

.MIKEDKOTOOLE
Inspired; the only way to describe the sound of the man the local scene knows as D.K.. It doesnt take long for the naked eye to see that his music is his passion and his soul. He is a drummer, bassist, guitarist, cellist, and programmer, but overall he is the consummate musician using his expansive musical knowledge to break down the walls of stale, formula-tested rock/metal bands. He encourages his fellow musicians to expand their influences. He is not afraid to work hard to improve his abilities and incorporates what he learns into everyday life.
Through his work with Virus, Fade Down, Hybrid, d-Seven, and most recently Raised Without; DK has clearly laid the groundwork to establish himself as an equal to those who have motivated him over the years. From Pantera to Dr. Dre, Mudvayne to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, DK merges his influences and creates a brand new sound completely his own and distinctively invigorating.
"Don't know how to explain it, but no matter how many times I read this bio, it's still pretty odd reading about yourself. Regardless.....I've wanted nothing but music for amost as long as I can remember. I love performing in whatever I could get involved with. In high school I was in every performing group, save the glee club or the theater group (couldn't bring myself to be in a GLEE club...I'm just too metal for that.....HAHAHA). Every year, a new instrument learned. Every new instrument, the more and more I fell in love with making music. If someone were to map my DNA it would look like a friggin scale. All I want to do is somehow make music for the rest of my life. Whether it's producing, engineering, performing, writing.......whatever it may be, if it's music, I'm happy as hell. I've been looking for some 'new blood' to get something done; to incorporate more of me. I want to get a group together that is a complete mash, straight up attitude and upmost fun. We'll have to see where this leads......

Screen name:
DK35
Member since:
Apr 12 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Sound: Fear Factory, Mnemic, Strapping Young Lad, Linkin Park, Divine Heresy, Faith No More
Guitarists: Dino Cazares, Clint Lowery, Dimebag, John Petrucci
Bass: Ryan DiMartini, Jason Newsted, Byron Stroud
Electronics: STITCH, Chris Spicuzza, Joseph Hann
Drums: Andols Herrick, Dan Lamagna, Raymond Herrera, Tim Yueng
Vocals: Chester Bennington, Burton C. Bell, Waylon, Devin Townsend

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Ibanez JS100 w/EMGs
LTD MH100FM
LTD SC207
LTD F150
Ibanez Ergodyne 4 and 5 String
Line 6 HD147 / Line 6 POD Pro
SWR Workingman's 400
TAMA Starclassic Maple 7 piece drums
DW Kick pedals
Sabian Cymbals
AHEAD Drum Sticks
Evans Drum Heads

DIGI003 Pro Tools Studio

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Raised Without at Nu Bar 281 W. Main St. Smithtown. $10 Tix in advance.

Raised Without at The Underscore 8pm 1733 1st Ave. NYC $2 off with flyer. www.RaisedWithout.com