DrewsKeys
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Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I'm a family man. Got a wife and a couple of youngsters. Just moved back home to KY where i was born and raised. For the past 5 years I have lived in upstate NY. I built and led a house band for a local bar that won the title, in well known magazines and websites, of "Best Live Music Venue in The Adirondacks." We performed 3-4 nights a week every week all year. Once we helped the bar win the best live music venue by public votes, we retained it for 3 years until I recently just moved. We played a few parties and events outside of our home bar for a pretty penny. Our highest paid gig was $3,000. We played Covers mostly. But with our own twist on them. We took a slow song and sped it up and funk it up a little. We would take a country song and throw a sax solo in it. We just felt the music and went with it. I'm not much of a music theory guy or a technical player. But when the band is clicking on all cylinders, I get a feeling like no other inside of me and the only way to let it out is through singing and playing from the heart. I'm trying to find enough jobs right now to make a living to provide for my family. If i could do that with a group of cool folks playing music 4,5,6 nights a week... I'd be thrilled! I'm honest as they come. Try to be humble. Like to cut up and have fun, and love to have a few beers when I play and sing. (never taking that too far) I've played with and am friends with Pee Wee Moore who is now touring with David Allen Coe. I've also played with JW Jones, a top guitarist and artist well known in Canada. I've shared the stage with a lot of great musicians. Some who've played and opened for BB King, some who have played with Brad Paisley amongst many more. I consider myself blessed for being able to play with those folks as well as become friends with the most of them. It'd be great to find a good group of guys who know how to jam and have some fun, all while making some money doing what we love. Cheers

Screen name:
DrewsKeys
Member since:
Jun 14 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Chris Stapleton, Tom Petty, Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats, Chris Cornell, The Allman Brothers, BB King, The Doors, Ed Sheehan, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Eric Church, Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Johny Cash, Merle Haggard, The Revivalists, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Twenty One Pilots, Zac Brown Band, Van Morrison, The White Stripes,

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

I have the simplest equipment as of right now. I sold my performing equipment right before i moved over a month ago. I have a Korg and a shure 58, I am buying the Yamaha MG10XU with DBR10 Speakers and accessories from Sweetwater in the next few weeks just a starter kit for gigging. If we get a group together that gels well, I am willing to buy a Nord Stage 4 Keyboard with stand and music stand, as well as my favorite mic. Sure Super 55 Deluxe. Also will buy Yamaha DXR10 for output on keys, Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2 Digital Mixer, 2 QSC K12 Powered Speakers with stands, 16X4 Snake with XLR/TRS inputs and TRS Returns, and 4 or 5 QSC CP8 8" powered speakers for monitors.