IC Mike
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 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 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
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 very 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, Steve Gadd 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 (4xA-Custom, 3xA, 2xZXT, 1xZBT)
Sabian Cymbals (3xAA, 2xAAX, 1xBell, 4xB8 Pro Cymbals)
Saluda Cymbals (3)
Wuhan Cymbals (2)

MUSIC