i_dubs
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I've been playing drums for 12 years, and I have experience touring and recording, both in the Long Island/NYC area and in Nashville (I went to college there for a little while). I'm in the midst of writing a concept album about my struggle with mental health over the past few years and am looking for musicians to help me write/record that album (I'm only good for writing drum parts, orchestral backing, and vocal parts; every other instrument I'd prefer be written by someone who actually understands the instrument), and potentially join me in a fully collaborative project after that album is released. With this band I want to tour/promote heavily in order to gain a following and possibly attract label attention. But in the meantime, I'm just a drummer who's looking for any paying gigs in the Long Island/NYC area. I'm generally a flashy player when I'm left to my own devices, but if called for I have zero problem laying back and playing pocket. I also have no problem playing to a click, or playing long sets. As you can see from my influences, progressive rock/metal is obviously my favorite genre but really I play everything else from jazz to hip hop to reggae. I am also currently in two semi-active bands that I do not intend to leave.

Screen name:
i_dubs
Member since:
Oct 08 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Some favorite bands (top favorites are in brackets):
[Animals As Leaders], Anthrax, Asia, [Avenged Sevenfold], Bent Knee, Behemoth, Between The Buried and Me, Black Sabbath, Chon, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist, [Devin Townsend/DTP], The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dio, [Dream Theater], Emerson Lake & Palmer, The Fall of Troy, [Ghost], Gojira, Good Tiger, Halestorm, [Heaven And Hell], Hoobastank, [Iron Maiden], Judas Priest, [King Crimson], Lamb Of God, Liquid Tension Experiment, [Mastodon], Megadeth, Meshuggah, Metal Allegiance, [Metallica], [Periphery], The Police, Protest the Hero, [Queensrÿche], Rainbow, Revocation, [Rush], Save Us from the Archon, Scale the Summit, [Shinedown], Snarky Puppy, Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad, Thrice, [Tool], [Yes]

Some favorite drummers (biggest influences are in brackets):
[Chris Adler], Carmine Appice, [Vinny Appice], Ginger Baker, Carter Beauford, Louie Bellson, Curt Bisquera, Jason Bittner, John Blackwell, [John Bonham], Gergo Borlai, Paul Bostaph, Terry Bozzio, Jimmy Branly, [Bill Bruford], Ronald Bruner Jr., Will Calhoun, [Danny Carey], Dennis Chambers, Mike Clark, Tommy Clufetos, [Billy Cobham], [Vinnie Colaiuta], Chris Coleman, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Abe Cunningham, [Brann Dailor], [Virgil Donati], Dave Elitch, [Peter Erskine], Dom Famularo, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, [Matt Garstka], Daniel Glass, [Benny Greb], [Dave Grohl], Freddie Gruber, Mark Guiliana, [Tomas Haake], [Matt Halpern], Gavin Harrison, Taylor Hawkins, Claus Hessler, [Gene Hoglan], Rodney Holmes, Bobby Jarzombek, Mike Johnston, Elvin Jones, Joey Jordison, George Kollias, Gene Krupa, [Thomas Lang], Dave Lombardo, Ray Luzier, [Mike Mangini], Nick Mason, [Jojo Mayer], [Nicko McBrain], Russ Miller, [Marco Minnemann], Mitch Mitchell, [Keith Moon], Eric Moore, Joe Morello, Rod Morgenstein, Dalibor Mraz, Jost Nickel, Anika Nilles, Ian Paice, Carl Palmer, [Samus Paulicelli (66Samus)], [Neil Peart], Chris Pennie, Simon Phillips, [Mike Portnoy], Cozy Powell, [Thomas Pridgen], Aquiles Piester, Johnny Rabb, Tobias Ralph, [Buddy Rich], Max Roach, [Scott Rockenfield], [Derek Roddy], Tony Royster Jr., Ilan Rubin, [Billy Rymer], Robert "Sput" Searight, Danny Seraphine, Gil Sharone, Chad Smith, Steve Smith, Glen Sobel, Aaron Spears, Chester Thompson, [Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan], [Lars Ulrich], [Ryan Van Poederooyen], Brooks Wackerman, Chad Wackerman, Danny Walker, [Bill Ward], [Dave Weckl], Jay Weinberg, Alan White, [Peter Wildoer], Tony Williams

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I have quite a bit of gear and I don't plan on bringing all of it to one gig. Depending on what the gig calls for, I'll bring a subset of the gear I have.

Drums:
DW Collector's Series Maple SSC kit in custom Mahogany Stain lacquer finish with nickel-plated hardware: 12x9" and 14x10" rack toms (X shell), 16x16" floor tom (VLX shell), 22x18" bass drum (VLX+ Shell)
Modified Sonor 1975 Centennial Beech kit in faded silver wrap finish (now a creme-yellow color) with Gibraltar TSS Mounts: 10x6", 12x7", and 13x8" rack toms, 14x14" floor tom, 20x14" bass drum
Modified PDP Mainstage kit in red sparkle finish ( my "project kit", currently in pieces and some drums are missing the wrap finish because I intend to rewrap them)
TAMA Starphonic Bubinga Snare 14X6"
Vintage ZIM-GAR Japanese Snare 15x10" (this thing's a beast)
Remo Roto Toms: 6/8/10"
Latin Percussion RAW Street Can: 18x18"
Evans Drumheads

Cymbals (some can/will be put into stacks):
2x (cracked) 19" Zildjian A Ultra Hammered China
18" ZBT Crash (actually doesn't sound too bad)
17/19" Paiste PST7 Medium Thin Crashes
14" Sabian Paragon Hi-Hats
14" Zildjian A Hi-Hats (top and bottom cymbals were cut down from a 16" and an 18" crash respectively)
(cracked) 19" Zildjian A Custom Projection Crash*
(cracked) 16" Wuhan China*
16" DDrum Brass Crash*
13" Unbranded hand-hammered hi-hats
6" ZBT Bell (cut down from 18" crash)
8" Sabian AAX Splash
8" Wuhan Splash
10" Sabian AAX Air Splash
12" Azgarian Mini-China
20" Meinl Classics Custom Powerful Ride with Spinbal Pantina solution applied
21" Ziljian Z Custom Mega Bell Ride
21" Meinl Byzance Traditional Polyphonic Ride

(* denotes "sounds terrible and is only useful in a stack")