SEEKINGVocalist, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar.
Highly experienced rock drummer available for select projects and jams. I'm a veteran of the local music scene and not looking to play out and gig any longer other than paid fill in work. Ideally I'm looking for other advanced/expert level musicians who want to get together weekly, jam, write, record, have fun and continue to grow with our instruments and collectively. I am 100 percent able to walk into a classic or hard rock situation and without any or very little practice and will know your material. And I'm a quick study if you have originals and will bring fresh ideas to the table. I have been playing since I was 10 and have a library of thousands of songs in my head. Anything from 60s to today if it's rock, pop, R&B, or hard rock/metal (nothing extreme like death metal) I most likely know it already. I can handle ANY style of popular music from rock, classic rock, alt, metal, hard rock, R&B, funk, soul, groove and light jazz. Don't let that little drum kit in the pic or my age fool you. I'm the real deal and I'll bring the beat, color and dynamics to your music. I've got the skills and equipment to handle any gig. No ego or attitude. Professional and reliable.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 17 2011
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
I studied with Joe Morello over the course of 18 months in 1998/99 and he is by far my biggest influence from a teaching perspective and in many other ways. The guy was an amazing drummer and person. I also studied with two other teachers who helped immensely. John Bonham is by far my biggest influence as far as who impacted me the most growing up. Ringo, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Keith Moon and classic rock bands like Bad Co, Foreigner, Zep, Aerosmith, VH and the like are big influences. Today I find a lot of inspiration from advanced rudiment and funk drummers like Rick Latham.
- Other Percussion:
3 kits presently and a lot of misc drums, toys, sounds, cymbals....
1) 2009 reissue Ludwig Super Classic Maple John Bonham tribute set in Green Sparkle. A complete replica of the set Bonzo used from Led Zep IV through Presence. Including the exact Paiste cymbal set up as well. 26" bass, 14, 16, 18" toms, 6.5 x 14 supraphonic snare. Paiste 15" sound edge, 16, 18, 20 crash and 24" ride. All 2002.
1) 1998 DW Workshop Series custom maple kit in cranberry red satin finish with 22 inch bass and 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 inch toms, DW nickel over brass snare 5.5 x 14 snare. Paiste sound edge 14" black label and 16, 18, 2002 red label crash and 22" 2002 ride.
3) 1966 Ludwig (original) Classics Black Oyster Pearl Ringo Set. With 22 bass, 13 and 16 toms and 5.5 x14 supraphonic snare.
A lot of Paiste 2002 cymbals, several DW and Ludwig snares, DW hardware and pedals, SKB road cases, too much more to list.