ernie621
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ABOUT

Currently working with The Good TImes Band of Colorado Springs, I have been performing with R&B, country, classic rock, and jazz groups for many years. I believe that listening to your fellow players and matching dynamics is a indispensable part of playing well. Although I have not had extensive formal training, I can play in a variety of time signatures and understand the basics of reading drum charts. While my lengthy playing experience enables me to perform without extensive rehearsal time, I do think it is important to be organized prior to taking the stage. I feel that knowing how to present yourself as a professional can be as important as being a gifted player.

Screen name:
ernie621
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Drummers: Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, Sonny Payne, Jack Sperling, Steve Gadd, Russ Kunkel, Grady Tate

Other Musicians: Henry Mancini, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Andre Previn, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Mann, Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Howard Roberts, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, CCR, Blood Sweat & Tears, Earth Wind & Fire, Hank Williams, Sr & Jr, Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Roland electronic drum kit with Simmons 200W monitor amp, Gretch acoustic drums, mics, cables, small Berringer Mixer sticks, mallets, brushes, cowbell, block, 2014 Honda Odyssey

CALENDAR

Past Events

Benefit for Waldo Canyon Fire victoms.