IC Mike
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show and knew immediately that I wanted to play the drums like Ringo Starr. While in high school in the mid 1970s, I did an emergency sit in with Blood Sweat & Tears. I have played in classic rock, blues, jazz, progressive fusion, and country bands.

Screen name:
IC Mike
Member since:
Jan 15 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My early influences were Ringo Starr, Buddy Rich, and Gene Krupa; as a teen and young adult: Jeffrey Porcaro, Ian Paice and Tommy Aldridge. Current influences are Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy and Jeff “Tain” Watts.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Vintage Rogers Citadel 4 piece red onyx tiger pearl (bought in 1967)
Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive 7 piece grey/pewter
Pearl XLR 5 piece white pearl
Zildjian Cymbals (6xA-Custom, 2xZXT, 1xZBT)
Sabian Cymbals (2xAA, 1xBell, 4xB8 Pro Cymbals)
Saluda Cymbals (2)
Wuhan Cymbals (2)