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I'm 50 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!
It seems that the expectation for a metal drummer these days is all about speed and blast beats! I can do the speed but it's just not fun and I despise blast beats! I've never seen the point of blast beats being used as a fundamental makeup of a song. 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 for me!
I’m looking to do something where I can be challenged and put some of the kooky stuff that I do into the music this why I've chosen to go the route of classical!
I’m not one to over play a part or try and take the attention from what the group is doing! Don’t get me wrong, if you what that Mike Portnoy style of drumming I can accommodate that but that’s not what I want to be doing! I want to fit the grove and feel of the music.
You can kinda get an idea about me by copying and pasting the links below into your browser. I'm sorry but I'll have better videos soon.
- Screen name:
- Drumguy Lawrence
- Member since:
- May 22 2009
- Active over 1 month ago
- 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)
Practice kit: (home studio)
6×6, 7×8, 8x10, 9x12, 11x14, 13x16 18x22 (2)
1. Valley Drum Shop - 6.5x14 Maple
2. Pacific Drum Co. - 5.5x14 phosphor bronze
3. Pearl 7x13 mahogany
4. Slingerland - 5.5x14 Student Radio King (1961)
5. Yamaha - 6.5x14 seamless brass
6. Premier Genista - 5.5x14 (×2)
7. 7×14 Pork Pie cherry bubinga
8. 7×13 Pork Pie Steel
I have added quite a few more to this list since I did this list.
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