SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar.
I’m 55 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.
Covid has messed all this up, so basically everything is on hold until things get back to where things stood prior to the resurgence of the virus.
Stay safe -
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Dec 12 2007
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
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.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
- Lead Guitar:
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 & 50).
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.
- 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).
- Fender Mustang III modeling amp
- 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.