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Rock drummer currently available for pro situations.
I was actively involved in the LA music scene for many years (I've been playing for 40) nine of which was spent playing drums for guitar great Joshua Perahia. I was involved with two recording contracts during that time.
Our first album Mpire "Chapter One" was recorded at Red Zone Studios and was produced Mikey Davis (Kiss, Wasp) and Dennis Dehger (L.A. Guns). Our second album "Something to Say" was recorded at Sound City and was produced by Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Ozzy, Whitesnake). Alex Ligertwood (Santana) Jason Scheff (Chicago), Richard Baker (Santana), Martin Gerschwitz (Lita Ford), and Tommy Cain (Michael Bolton) were all guest artists on the album.
Musical influences over the years have included Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Journey, Bad English, Mr. Big, Damn Yankees, Badlands, Blue Murder and Hardline. Lately I've been enjoying what Rival Sons and The Dead Daisies have been doing. A few of my favorite guitar players would include Jeff Beck, Paul Gilbert, Steve Lukather, John Sykes, Richie Kotzen Ted Nugent and Neal Schon.
I'm a solid drummer that when called for, has the ability to think outside the box rhythmically to allow other players to express their ideas with confidence.
I recognize and appreciate the fact that great bands want and need time and dedication from all their members therefore I have opened up my schedule to allow for this. I have several top of the line recording and touring kits. I am currently available for touring but would need to renew my passport for any overseas traveling.
I've always preferred the 'go big or go home' approach when playing live so I've included a couple initial photos of the latest touring kit (26 inch kicks, etc.) Pearl custom made to my specifications last year. Combined with open tuning and the larger (15,20,21,24) Paiste 2002 Black Labels, the 'vintage' inspired sound/look I was after is voluptuous. This kit has custom road cases and is ready for travel.
I feel a band is only as good as its drummer therefor I continue to invest time and money into my craft which includes owning and maintaining a personal rehearsal studio. The studio is available to me at all times for working on material in-between regular band rehearsals and shows.
I'll end this with some footage of me playing with Don Dokken, Barry Sparks (Ted Nugent, B'z) and many other great players at a last minute benefit show several years back (fill in the beginning of the Face.book link):
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Feb 18 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
Pat Torpey (Mr. Big)
Michael Cartellone (Damn Yankees)
Denny Carmassi (Coverdale/Page, Heart)
Steve Smith (Journey)
Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck)
Pearl Music City Custom / Masters Maple Reserve