ernie621
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Grew up near Houston, TX. After graduating high school in 1964,, I started playing drums professionally with an R&B/Pop group 6 nights a week in Houston.. After about 6 months, I got a road gig for a year in 1965, with steel guitarist Herb Remington, but then got caught up in the Viet Nam War. A government program called the draft gained my attention, and prompted my becoming a full time student at The Ohio State University in Aug, 1965. While a student at OSU in Columbus, OH from Aug, 1965 to May, 1969, I played with soul, blues, and jazz groups. I enlisted in the US Air Force in July,1969 and playing music was then limited to the occasional gig when on leave until 1976 when I was honorably discharged from the Air Force. Since that time, I have been performing with R&B, country, classic rock, and jazz groups for many years in a semi pro status while toiling away at my day gig in telecom operations with OCLC, Inc and Exxon Mobil, from whom I retired in 2010. I moved to Colorado Springs in Jan, 2011.

I believe that listening to your fellow players and matching dynamics is an indispensable part of playing well in a band.. I understand the basics of reading drum charts, but I try not to let that get in the way of my playing.

Screen name:
ernie621
Member since:
Jan 20 2011
Active within 2 weeks
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

Favoirite Drummers: include Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, Sonny Payne, Jack Sperling, Steve Gadd, Russ Kunkel, Grady Tate, and Louis Belson

Other Musicians: Jimmy Smith, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz,, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, James Brown, Howard Roberts, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, CCR, Blood Sweat & Tears, Earth Wind & Fire, Hank Williams, Sr & Jr, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Gretch acoustic drums and stage stuff, Roland electronic kit for practice.

CALENDAR

Past Events

Benefit for Waldo Canyon Fire victoms.