SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

7/25/18
Drummer looking for a rock band. Hit me up.

Now a lot to do about nothin;
I've been playing drums my whole life and am a self taught player. I got my first snare drum when I was 6 and my first kit when I was 12. I've played in many different styles of bands and have been on the Denver music scene for over 20 years. I've played in Pop, Rock, Funk, Progressive, Alternative, and Blues bands but have also dabbled in Metal, Country and Bluegrass. I also play guitar and bass but am a drummer through and through. The music I have on this page is from several different style bands that I've been in over the years. Some of the recordings are studio and some are live. They are all very different styles so please take a listen!

I am currently available to perform, write and record original music with other musicians of any musical style. I am an ear/feel player and a natural arranger and bridge builder. I love using dynamics to build tension and release and always play for the song first. I am a groove oriented pocket player. If heads aren't rockin' back and forth and feet aren't keeping time then I'm not doing it right. I played without a click track my first 19 years of playing a drum set for both rehearsals and live, but have been playing with a click track in both settings for the last 18 years. I am a "time-keeper" in every sense of the word and believe in being prepared. I've also played in jam bands and can free jam and extend sections effortlessly. I'm a listener first and believe it's not the space you take but the space you leave that's most important.

Screen name:
Easy Avedis
Member since:
May 25 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drummers: Tony Williams, Dave Weckl, Carter Beauford, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Royster Jr., John Bonham, Stuart Copeland, Josh Freese, Mike Portnoy and too many others to really count.

Bands: John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, CSNY, Cry of Love, The Black Crowes, Chris Robinson, Prince, Damn Yankees, Porcupine Tree, Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Gary Clark Jr, Maroon 5, The Fugees, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Disturbed, Faith No More, Maroon 5, Johnny Cash, Jellyfish, Tool, Pink Floyd, Queen, Steely Dan, SRV, Sublime, The Winery Dogs, Tinsley Ellis, Walter Trout, Queensryche, Tesla, Tricky, Doyle Bramhall II, Robin Trower and Bob Marley just to name a few. Also, any band that focuses on vocal harmony!

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

DW Custom Laquer drums
All DW hardware and pedals
All Zildjian cymbals
Vic Firth sticks
DrumKat KT4 electronics
Shure in-ear monitors
Ludwig Black Beauty snare, Masters of Maple Black Ugly snare, Brady snare

MUSIC