iAMdrums
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Hi!
I’m 54 yrs old. I am primarily a drummer, but I also play guitar.

Work, kids, and ice hockey keep me busy, but I'm always looking for opportunities to play in bands, get involved in a project, or even casual jam sessions.

I have played gigs in venues of various sizes, ranging from bars and private parties, to playing at Shoreline Amphitheater in the 90’s.

I typically gravitate toward more complex songs with syncopation and varying time signatures, but have no issues playing the part of 4/4 metronome drummer for the standards. I do tend to add a little flare here and there to keep things interesting.

I have a small amount of recording experience.

I have good vocal pitch and a decent voice and ear for backup and/or harmony. I can play several other instruments (Electric/Acustic Guitar... can play rhythm, & recently advancing in lead guitar as well).
I can also play harmonica and piano, but I'm not skilled enough in those instruments for performing.

I enjoy being a part of the collaboration and brainstorming process that results in new and original material.

I am available a few evenings per week, and my flexible work schedule allows for an hour or two around lunch time on most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

Screen name:
iAMdrums
Member since:
Dec 12 2007
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Wide variety (too many, and too varied to list):
Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues, Grunge, Metal, or any combination of the above.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

2005 Roland TD-20 professional series electronic drum kit with double bass pedal setup (6-piece + snare, high-hat, and 3 cymbal triggers). It was Roland's top of the line kit until recent release of TD-30).

The plus side of this drum kit:
- It makes it easy to practice almost anywhere, since volume can be controlled.
- It can plug directly into a mixing board for perfectly mixed recording or for live performances in any sized venue.

Of course, there is no substitute for acoustic, and I actually prefer acoustic. I just need a reason to buy a new kit, so if needed, I will be happy to pick up a new aooustic drum kit for live gigs.

Other equipment:
- Simmons D50 drum amp
- Schecter C-1 Electric Guitar
- Fender Strat Electric Guitar (HSS)
- Fender/Roland Limited Edition G-5 VG Stratocaster with built-in guitar modeling effects
- Flextone Duo (150W stereo digital modeling Guitar amplifier).
- 2013 Yamaha FGX730SC acoustic/electric guitar
- 1969 Yamaha FG-150 ("red label") acoustic guitar
- 1998 Takamine g332 acoustic guitar
- Two Fender Squire Minis
- PreSonus Audiobox 44VSL 4 channel recording system with Studio One 3 Software.
- Zoom R16 16 track recorder/mixer (8 tracks simultaneous recording to SD card)
- Mic's, stands, cables, etc.