funkydrums
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Other.

ABOUT

I'm originally from Madison, Wisconsin, grew up in a musical family and have been performing and creating music since childhood. I studied formally at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with teachers including Richard Davis (Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison), Joan Wildman and James Latimer. I have performed professionally for over 30 years.

Music has allowed me to travel the world and I've played with a myriad of musical artists in various genres. In America, I've played with groups such as The Hollywood Hitmen, Cast In Bronze, Randy Bernsen (Joe Zawinul), Mantovani Orchestra, Mo’Rockin and in Italy with Pino Daniele and Grammar School. I also spent almost 10 years as a staff musician at the Walt Disney company playing for production shows and atmosphere groups. I've played a wide range of ensembles and groups and am comfortable with or without a click depending on the show.

Along with my principal instrument the drumset, I also play the Zendrum and sing mainly backup vocals although occasionally I'll do some lead. Recently, I've has added a bass pedal board to my arsenal allowing for simultaneous playing of drums, percussion, bass and vocals. Ideal for a duo or small ensemble situation.

Currently, I'm living with my wife and son in Italy and perform with groups throughout Europe. I am also active as a producer and arranger. However, in May 2011, we will be relocating to the beautiful Island of Oahu in Hawaii and I am looking forward to a new life and musical adventure.

I am looking for professional minded individuals, bands and agencies with a high standard of production and musicianship. I have experience as a contractor and spent several years negotiating musical contracts and agreements for the AFM while also possessing knowledge and experience in audio and video production.

Check out more info at /stevepearsondrums or /funkydrums

Serious inquiries only please. I can be emailed directly at funkydrums(at)mac

Screen name:
funkydrums
Member since:
Apr 02 2011
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Good music, doesn't matter the genre... however...

EWF, Tower of Power, Beatles, Chicago, old Genesis, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Ohio Players, Ray Charles, James Brown, Toto, Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Sting, Simon & Garfunkel, Pat Metheny, Jimi Hendrix, Gordon Goodwin BFB, Steely Dan, Queen, The Roots, Alan Parson, Victor Wooten, Vinne Colaiuta, Peter Erskine, Yellowjackets, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Wes Montgomery, Bernard Purdie... to name a few

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Trumpet:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Pro & vintage kits, Zendrum ZX, various processors, mics and effects.

MUSIC