Fridgebuzz
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ABOUT

Not looking to become a rock-star. Just want to play drums. Live or recording. Can play to a click.

About me: Taught by my Dad at age 10. Been self-taught growing up until I took lessons.

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2000-2001 Notre Dame Irish Knight Band: Sherman Oaks, CA
-2000 American Drumline Association Champion
-2000 Notre Dame High School Gold Knight
-2001 American Drumline Association Champion
-2001 Notre Dame High School Gold Knight
-2001 Jazz Band Outstanding Rhythm Member

2000-2005 Large Marge: Los Angeles-based punk rock band
-Joined in 2000 as replacement drummer.
-Written, recorded, and performed live.
-Notable venues: The Roxy, The Troubadour, The Key Club, The Whiskey A Go-Go, House of Blues Hollywood, GasLamp District (Superbowl 37)
-2002 Written and Recorded first album at Lovejuice Labs in Riverside, CA
-2003 Written and self recorded sophomore album in Los Angeles, CA
-2004 Vans Warped Tour - West Coast Leg (35+ dates)

2005-2009 Midget Fan Club: A Ventura-based punk rock band
-Joined as a replacement drummer
-Performed over 100 shows
-Opened for Finch in 2008 Battle of the Bands Hollywood Park, CA

2011-2012 Trapper Keeper: A 90s cover band performing grunge songs from groups such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden throughout the Valley
-Notable venues: Sail Inn, Thunderbird School of Management, Bogey's Bar and Grill, Bird Cage Saloon

2012 Jake Dean Band - aka Dean Band (JDB) is a Soulful, passionate, and high energy climactic band. This multi-genre band is influenced by such artists as: The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, WSP, Pearl Jam, Phish, Ben Harper, and many more. With strategically composed setlists chalk full of fun transitions, crowd moving covers, and their original music

2012-2013 Miles To Nowhere: GalaxyPunk from Tempe, AZ
-Joined as a replacement drummer
-Performed, Written, Recorded and Toured southwestern states with other local AZ punk bands
-Supported for national acts such as The Chimps, Agent Orange, Warner Drive

2013-Present: Bear Ghost (Mesa, AZ) - It Will Put You On Fire!
-Joined as a replacement drummer
-Performed locally at venues such as Club Red/Red Owl, Tempe Marketplace, AZ State Fair, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Last Exit Live, Hotel Monte Vista, The Rogue Bar, Tempe Tavern, Pub Rock, Crescent Ballroom, The Valley Bar, Apache Lake Music Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Viva PHX Festival
-Recorded an EP with Jeremy Parker (Evanescence, Godsmack, Slipknot) at Premier Studios in December 2013, released in April 2014
-Recorded LP with Jeremy Parker, released in Feb 2016
-Written, recorded the opening intro to Holmberg's Morning Sickness (98KUPD)
-2016 #1 Album By Arizona Artist - Phoenix New Times
-2016 #8 Best Song By Arizona Artist - Phoenix New Times
-2015 Playdio Champions - 98KUPD
-2015 #3 Best Local Song - 93.9KWSS
-Opened for national acts such as Heaven's Basement, Gigantic, Authority Zero, The Bastard Suns, Kongos, Red Sun Rising, The Technicolors, The Joy Formidable, Mega Ran, MC Chris

Screen name:
Fridgebuzz
Member since:
Feb 03 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Dave Grohl, Dave Raun, Simon Phillips, Neil Peart, Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Dave Weckyl, Vinnie Calouita, Dave Lombardo, Keith Moon, Carter Beauford, Derrick Plourde, JoJo Mayer

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Pork Pie Custom 5 piece (but I play 4)
Behringer mixers
Shure In-Ear Monitors
Zildjian Cymbals
Tama Pedals
Gibraltar Hardware
Roland VDrums