SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Formally (classically) trained from age 6 by Karen Erving-Pershing (past president of the Percussive Arts Society; Los Angeles Philharmonic), John Lindberg (Chief Percussion Dept. US Navy School of Music; VA Symphony) and Roland Gilbert (Senior Chief US Armed Forces School of Music) among others. Graduate, US Armed Forces School of Music; featured soloist US Navy Steel Band (1976), US Navy Showband South & Commandants of Dixieland (New Orleans, LA). 35+ year touring/recording career with Rock, Pop, Country, Big Band and Jazz ensembles. Extensive television theme and commercial studio work. Mentored by Larrie Londin among others.

Currently Senior Partner/Drummer: Room Full of Mirrors on hiatus and available for hire. Seeking professional touring position.

I am also currently a Recreational Music Volunteer at the Salisbury, NC Veteran's Administration Hospital facilitating and coordinating the "G.I. JAMS" program on the first Monday evening of every month. Please feel free to join us.

Screen name:
DrumboThunder
Member since:
Nov 03 2005
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Hal Blaine, Larrie Londin, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cobham, Stewart Copeland, Bill Bruford, Nigel Olsson, Carl Palmer, David Garibaldi, Alex Van Halen, Carmine Appice, Peter Erskine, Louie Bellson, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Tony Royster Jr., Jon Bermuda Schwartz, Danny Seraphine, Ed Shaughnessy, Michael Shrieve, Chad Smith, Clyde Stubblefield, Dave Tough, Ron Tutt, Chad Wackerman, Ringo Starr and countless others.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Primary drum kit: 12 piece (more or less), vintage, custom Slingerland Magnum Force (consecutive serial numbers), Chrome over 9-ply rock maple; Gilbralter rack system and cases. Extensive Zildjian, Sabian and Wuhan cymbals and gongs.

Various drum kits, percussion instruments, Audix and Shure microphones, sound re-enforcement (mixer boards, power amps, EQ, effects, cabling, side fills and monitor wedges), stage lighting, etc. Details on request.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Veterans, staff, and friends are invited to play an instrument, sing, dance, or just listen, at the next G.I. Jams session, Monday, Sept. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Open mic karaoke with a live band and kid friendly!. Everyone welcome at this free concert!

G.I. Jams is held the first Monday of every month in the Salisbury VA campus learning center, located in Building 6.

Veterans, staff, and friends are invited to play an instrument, sing, dance, or just listen, at the next G.I. Jams session, Monday, Sept. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Open mic karaoke with a live band and kid friendly!. Everyone welcome at this free concert!

G.I. Jams is held the first Monday of every month in the Salisbury VA campus learning center, located in Building 6.

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