forrest1046732
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ABOUT

Creative and solid drummer and multi-instrument percussionist with the ability to play varied styles of music. I enjoy collaboration with other musicians and rehearsal. Sometimes just getting together for a jam is cool too. Timekeeping and dynamics are the two most important things to me in drumming. I play to what serves the music the best without overplaying and putting in nonsense fills and fluff. I have recently performed in the Chicagoland area with Bongo Straits - Surf Guitar Band and Second Time Around - Classic Rock Band and The B-Side Band. Now starting a new chapter in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. Playing with Cruize Control of Greensboro

Screen name:
forrest1046732
Member since:
Jan 16 2015
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

In no particular order: Hal Blaine, Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, Ringo Starr, Steve Smith, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Mel Taylor, Brian Bennett, Jonathan Moffett, Richie Morales, Louie Bellson, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Bernard Purdie, Vinnie Colaiuta, Alan White, Dave Weckl, William Kennedy, Akira Jimbo, Carl Palmer, Omar Hakim, Chester Thompson, Liberty DiVitto, Kenny Aronoff, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Benny Greb, Stanton Moore and many more... If I wasn't a drummer I would be a bass player.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Drums, Tama Drums, DW Snare Drums, Gretsch Snare, Ludwig Snare, Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Heads, LP Percussion

CALENDAR

Past Events

Cigars and Cars Fundraiser for Special Olympics - Long Grove, Illinois

Annual charity car show to help Illinois Special Olympics. Law Enforcement and Neumann's Cigars and More of Long Grove, IL team up to raise funds. Bongo Straits will perform live all afternoon. 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Silent auction, food, great music and food with your donation to Special Olympics.