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I'm 54 years old and I've been playing drums for 40+ years. I've been involved in many projects over the years (mostly focusing on heavy/progressive metal) but I’m at a point where I really don't know if I want to do Metal anymore. At least what the general understanding of metal drumming is today!
Call me an old fuddy-duddy but it seems that the expectation for a metal drummer these days is all about speed and blast beats! I can do the speed thing but it's just not fun! To be perfectly honest, I've never seen the point of blast beats being used as a fundamental makeup of a song, but hey… to each they’re own! To me blast beats that sound like a snare roll! I can do that but why? To sum it up, playing metal in today’s metal scene just isn't fun so I don’t care to do it!
I’m looking to do something where I can be challenged and put some of the kooky stuff that I do into music. This why I've chosen to go the route of classical! The classical if by far the most challenging course that I’ve taken yet.
I’m not one to over play a part or try and take the attention from what the group is doing, as a whole! I play to enhance whatever project that I am working with and play to say “look at me look at me”! Don’t get me wrong, I can “Portnoy” up anything, but why? I want to fit the grove, feel, and embellish the music, not over kill it with drums! That’s just ugly! LOL!
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. ????
- Screen name:
- Drumguy Lawrence
- Member since:
- May 22 2009
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
Well... If I had to sum it up briefly, I'd list the top 4.
1. Clive Burr (Iron Maiden's first drummer)
2. Neil Peart (RUSH)
3. Rob Reiner (Anvil)
4. Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)
I have top notch gear!
8x7, 18x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x13, 22x18 (2)
Premier Genista (Gold Top)
6×6, 7×8, 8x10, 9x12, 11x14, 13x16 18x22 (x2)
(The 6 & 8" toms are Premier Artist Birch concert tom that I cut down, closed up and paint matched to the Gold Top Genista color.)
Snares: Many! LOL
I have a fairly large collection, way to many to list!
The Hunt Track number: 5 Year: 2017 Album: Classical drums Genre: Classical
This is a project I've embarked on in May of 2017. The video is in the process as well as the full four composition release.
LaLuz Track number: 1 Year: 2009 Album: Lee Chambers Genre: Progressive
This is one I did back in 2009, written by Lee Chambers.
Cowbows of War
Cowbows of War Track number: 2 Year: 2010 Album: White Shadows Debut Genre: Other
This was a project I was involved in back in 2010. Written by Ron Sandoval. J. Burns: Vocals Lee Chambers: Lead Guitar Ron Sandoval: Rhythm Guitar , backing vocals Scott Britten: Bass guitar, backing vocals Me: Drums
Me with hIPNOSTIC at the house of blues 6/18/15 (Video)
Me with hIPNOSTIC at the house of blues 6/18/15 (Video)6yxkAnY3bYg