HG_Siewert
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

26-year-old drummer available for sessions, fill-ins, or joining a band

I have been performing and practicing heavily for 9 years and have a unique voice behind the kit heavily rooted in rock with experience as a member of a plethora of small local bands, an occasional fill-in, musical theater pits, and a member of two college jazz ensembles (big band and quartet/trio).

Especially proficient with Latin rhythms and double bass playing and not afraid of odd meters. I can learn songs quickly and unless otherwise noted, learn songs as closely to the recording/demo as possible; I have begun to notice that I can be a significant musical presence in any band and try to add a unique "flavor" to any song. I try not to step on anyone's toes, but a healthy dose of critique and weirdness is always good in my mind. Powerful chops but not against playing simple time.

I am based in Williamsburg, VA and commute to Newport News for work. Currently on call for a potential assignment in Aiken, South Carolina so not sure how long I can commit to something atm.

other info: drug and alcohol free; don't care too much of other people's choices, but I do not partake.

Screen name:
HG_Siewert
Member since:
Feb 04 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
9
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Annihilator, Dream Theater)
Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Yes)
Gene Hoglan (Death, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel)
Stewart Copeland (The Police)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting, Chick Corea)

been recently rediscovering a lot of music from the 90s and other stuff which I was just unaware of, especially stuff under the punk umbrella (Sonic Youth, Pixies, At the Drive-In, Weezer)

Musical Theater (a la Jesus Christ Superstar, Hamilton, Little Shop of Horrors, etc)
I am also a big fan of solo guitarists (Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead)

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Piano:
Beginner
Electronic Music:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Drums:
Tama Superstar in Silver Sparkle: 8/10/12/14/16 with 22 bass drum and Pearl Free-Floating snare; the exact arrangement changes from group to group: some bands I've scaled it down to a four piece, others I've thrown all the bells and whistles into it. it has the flexibility to serve whatever the musical goal is.

Cymbals:
Zildjian Cymbals from every line (A, A Custom, K, and K Constantinople)