Jim Ritenour (Former "Night Watcher" drummer)


Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.


I have recently moved back to the Charlotte area and have slowly started to seek out the right outfit to position myself in.

I have left some of the Night Watcher band info on here as a point of reference, or at least until I set up an individual page for any bands into the same type of music, in need of a drummer.

**UPDATED 05/2017**

At this time I am looking for, an established band that has some level of a following. As well as dates scheduled or pending.
I am based out of Matthews.

You can reply to this ad above, and I will respond, in most cases, the same day.


We released an all original CD in 2000 in North/South Carolina, which did get some radio airplay in Charlotte.

Took 1st place in a Battle of the Bands Hames Music in Gaffney S.C. in 2001.

Also awarded "Best Female Guitarist", out of 71 competing band, in the '01/'02 Battle of the Bands The Money in Rock Hill, S.C.

Had to relocate unexpectedly, in 2003, so sadly we were forced to start all over again. And never really got off the ground.

With that project officially over with, I'd like to try and find a group of people that want to play out a couple times a month and keep the set lists fresh.

The audio clips I have posted are one original from the CD. And a cover of a Miranda Lambert tune. Which was done only with an iPod and a set of Roland electronics. Not what I would use live. I may add more later.

As far as the video clips go, they range over a period of many years. Some live clips from the band just prior to going to the the studio to record. Some are me and the iPod on the Rolands. And some are tunes I did for the hell of it when I could just go downstairs and play what I wanted to.

And then there is a clip of Numb and Every Rose that I jumped up and played with some friends I hadn't seen or played with since High School, so those are not perfect by any means.

**** I have no desire to be involved with anyone who requires the use of drugs and/or alcohol to work on tunes or to get in front of people and play. A few drinks throughout a night of playing is one thing. But anything excessive really isn't necessary. I know it isn't the "Rock & Roll Attitude", but I'm too old to deal with that kind of bullsh*t these days.

Thanks for checking out the profile. Any questions, just email me here, I'll get back to ya.


Screen name:
Former Night Watcher Drummer
Member since:
Apr 13 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
49 years


ROCK-Heart, Pat Benatar, Lita Ford, Melissa Etheridge, Evanescence, Metallica, Godsmack, KISS, Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, Vixen, Mr. Big, Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Wayne Shepperd, Rob Zombie, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Saliva, Kid Rock, 4 Non-Blondes, P!nk, Matchbox 20, Dream Theater,

COUNTRY- Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Allison Krauss & Union Station, Diamond Rio, Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt, etc.

The Country list of artists continues to grow regularly. Rock and Classic Rock pretty much remain as listed.

Members Of Band

Currently seeking an already established band in need of a drummer. Preferably, with consistent gigs already lined up.


All pro equip.. As with all musicians, I could always use more.

Behringer, Audix, DW/Pacific, Pearl, Sabian, Roland, Gibraltar, etc.