SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
- 30 years of professional and academic experience in music
- Undergraduate focus in percussion; Graduate focus in composition
- Strong skills on drumset, hand percussion and bass guitar, but also enjoy guitar and keys
- My performances are not perfect, but they are heartfelt and stand with integrity.
- Wide variety of percussion performance experience ranging rock cover bands, metal, R&B/funk, jazz, musical theater, traveling show choir, and orchestral.
- Seeking working band, acoustic ensembles or other serious musicians who desire working band opportunities and are interested in working in a regional footprint to maximize playing opportunities
- Fairly adaptable to varieties of styles on percussion and bass in original or cover band setting
- Would love to play hand percussion for acoustic voice/guitar ensemble or develop acoustic set with a world vibe
- If you want to add some color and variation to your acoustic or band sound, I am a seasoned auxillary percussionist that understands where to fit in.
-Contact me: alldredge <dot>dc <at><g>mail <dot>com
- Interested in playing with confident , mature musicians who are comfortable in their own skin and understand their strengths and weaknesses.
- The featured sound clips are samples of my playing, etc. - just what I had at the moment. Many of these come from my audio sketchbook, which features recorded ideas that represent studies, but will give you a glimpse of who I am and what makes me tick. I hacked all instrumental parts and tracks, with the exception of 'Flounder', which is based around my friend Brent's guitar line. Some works, some doesn't - it is what it is. I'll provide bass and hand percussion samples soon, along with some videos and drum covers. Hover over the sound clips below for some extra commentary.
- Screen name:
- Doy Alldredge
- Member since:
- Jun 05 2019
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
By lessons and master classes:
Dr. Tom Vanarsdel (a great mentor), Greg Martin, Brian Kushmaul, Charlie Adams (Yanni), Steve Houghton, John Beck, Dave Samuels, David Garibaldi, Arthur Lipner, Dann Sherrill and others...
Queen, David Bowie, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Steve Miller Band, Doobie Brothers, Jimi Hendrix (Experience), Carlos Santana, etc.
The Meters, James Brown, Sly & the Stone, Gap Band, Curtis Mayfield, Funkdelic, Prince, The Time, etc.
Bob Marley, Buena Vista Social Club, Funky Cubonics, Fela Kuti, Ali Farke Toure, Issa Bagayogo, Hepcat, etc.
Herbie Hancock/Head Hunters, Miles Davis (pick a decade), John Coltrane, Medeski Martin and Wood, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman, etc.
Waylon, Willie, Hank Williams Sr & Jr, Johnnie Paycheck, Charlie Pride...
Just can't cover them all.
- Other Percussion:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
If you care only about my equipment, then we're going to have really boring conversations.
Kit: Nothing extravagant, but stage-worthy nonetheless...
Premiere 5 Piece Fusion Kit with blend of Zildjan K Customs, Vintage Small Print Avedis Zildjan Crashes, etc.
Alesis DM10 Studio Electronic Drumset
Hand percussion: Congas, LP Cajons, hand-made hand drums, Shakers, and other noise makers
Bass: Fender 5-string Jazz Bass &Fender bass amp
Guitars (electric and acoustic), 88-Key M-Audio Midi Keyboard and Roland Sound Module, etc. blah, blah, blah...
Bayou Bye You
Bayou Bye You Track number: 1 Year: 2019 Album: Sketchbook Genre: Other
90 seconds of my own personal recipe for a Boogaloo stew comprised of me working through some second line drumming, adding a bass line and incorporating some Roland B3 and keyboards that would make John Medeski and Jimmy Smith... well, not proud. It was fun though.
Flounder Track number: 2 Year: 2019 Album: Sketchbook Genre: Rock
Phish hack? Certainly not a Phish hook. Just reeling in Flounder by fusing syncopated 6/8 patterns, syncopated cowbell and Afro-Cuban 6/8.. My friend Brent wrote the great guitar part, I just added some drums and a quick bass line (no pun intended). Experimented with rattan instead of drumsticks. John Fishman would probably just shake his head.
Ge'Cho Mojo Track number: 3 Year: 2019 Album: Sketchbook Genre: R&B
Mojo? Maybe no, but a lot of fun to work through something less vampy. I was interested in centering drumset and composing a song form and parts that would cast the drumset as a centerpiece with a lot of small features. A fusion of 90s keyboard sounds, R&B, and lot of drums. My friend Greg says that he thinks he hears a dash of Weather Report. I could only be so lucky if there was a speck of that.
Lack-A-Daze-ical Track number: 4 Year: 2019 Album: Sketchbook Genre: R&B
Started with an a min7 and b min7 and just went from there. I wanted to keep a laid back drum part that could be embellished with some conga and shaker parts. If the Neville Brothers swung by, would they even listen? All I know is that I really enjoyed experimenting with the parts. Audio Engineer I am not.
Latin Fusion Sketch
Latin Fusion Sketch Track number: 5 Year: 2019 Album: Sketchbook Genre: Jazz
Fusion. This started with the drum part which alludes to sixteenth note driven jazz latin fusion and builds on some linear drumming exercises that I wanted to make musical. Added a hack piano and bass line to fill out the gesture. The time that i spent noodling with this was Bueno!
The Space Between My Ears
The Space Between My Ears Track number: 7 Year: 2019 Album: Sketchbook Genre: Jazz
If you shrunk and entered my head by traversing my ever vibrating inner ear, you'd eventually arrive to my vacuous cranial arena. Every good idea is delivered in a late seventies Oldsmobile 98. Here, noodling octatonic scales and harmonies run alongside bass and drum ostinatos. Herbie liked to intersperse octatonic into his Headhunters jams, but not being nearly as virtuosic, I resorted to shorter melodic gestures in the spirit of Miles D. I wanted a repetitive driving ostinato on the bass along with a driving drum part, Experimented by adding a B section characterized by acoustic instruments, an Indonesian B'dung drum and an additional drum set part played with mallets. I really had fun in this head space.