Drumguy Lawrence


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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. ????

God bless

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)

Instrument experience:



I have top notch gear!

Kit one:
Renown Maple
8x7, 18x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x13, 22x18 (2)

Kit two:
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

Cymbals: PAISTE
I have a fairly large collection, way to many to list!