Drumsinhisheart
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Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Other.

ABOUT

drumsinhisheart.weebly (dot com)
you tube channel REFondrums

Was the drummer for Legend, a power trio, back in the 70s. One album - From the Fjords, 1979. Cuts from the album are on the web in various places. Also sang background vocals. Played in a couple Top 40 club bands for a few years back then, as well. Some background and lead vocals. Became a Christian in 1979 (and remain seriously committed). Played in Asaph for ten years, a concert group which took older hymns and played them as a synthesized symphony orchestra and drum corps. Big sound. Have played in a couple P&W groups.

I've done a few clinics and would like to team up with other drummers to do "Drum Nights" to encourage and support the local drumming community. If you are a drummer in this area with the same kind of thinking, please get in touch.

I have been making my own drums since 1991. I appreciate the possibilities of large set-ups.

I'd like to do another version of Asaph, even with just a maxed out keyboard player. Would be unique in Christian music, I believe. Also joining or starting a group writing original music with a straight and open biblical message.

Have been recording in a multi-genre (jazz fusion, rock, ambient, funk) improv duo with guitarist and Bandmix member, Dolmori. I have come to love the collaboration and the musical results. Our fourth CD is out: Miledge Muzic, Vol.1, Time to Tip the Tornado.

I'd like to continue recording improvised, composition-on-the-fly music. I've found it very rewarding. I'd love to see and hear more of this style out there. I'd especially like to do this with any Stick players in the area or keyboardists.

Screen name:
Drumsinhisheart
Member since:
Jun 29 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Drums - Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker, Carl Palmer, Billy Cobham, and Tony Williams are the major influences, and some others down through the years. I enjoy the masters - Papa Jo, Max, Philly Joe, Art, Morello, Shelly Manne, and so many others. Fusion guys from my generation - Lenny White, Rayford Griffin, Gerry Brown, Gary Novak ... Players that have been around awhile now that I've enjoyed - Dennis Chambers, Virgil Donati, Steve Smith, Weckl, Vinnie, ... Current players - Gergo Borlai, Benny Greb, Lee Pearson, Damien Schmitt.

Music - All kinds from Classical, to Christian traditional and some contemporary, to Jazz and especially Fusion, to old Prog, to Celtic, to New Age and World music, to Drum Corps - Acoustic music, electrified, synthesized ...

Some favorites - Music and lyrics - Paul Wilbur, Robin Mark, Steve Bell, Craig Smith, John Michael Talbot, The Isaacs, Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts. Genre Types - Jean Luc Ponty, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Passport, Dave Weckl Band, Buddy Rich Big Band, Bruckner, Copeland, Wagner, ELP, Yes, Renaissance, Kansas, Gentle Giant, synth artists, vibes players, Stick players, Animusic, STOMP ...

I'm influenced by any and all fine, articulate musicians. Bluegrass banjo to classical violin.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic sets, TrapKat, and other stuff floating around here.