IronKobra
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Band to Join, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.

ABOUT

I have been playing drums for over twenty years, with a few breaks in there. I started when I was 12 playing rock and metal, then moved on to grunge and soon after Texas Rock and Blues. At that point I played with Wes Jeans, Mark Mays and the Agitators, and many other influential musicians in the Texas circuit. I then left music and joined the Army, playing in Germany, Kosovo, and Iraq. I came back and worked with various musicians in the L.A. scene before moving to Sacramento, Ca. Soon after setting foot in Sacramento, I joined forces with Cuesta Drive, an up and coming act that would soon take over Sacramento in the underground scene. During this time, I continued to work with other musicians such as Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs, Adam Block, Fire and Wheels, Pinky and Blind Resistance, Atapaz, Stacey Eaks and the Superfreaks, The Funky Blue Devils, and a whole bunch of other talented artists. I took a year off from Sacramento and played in the Philly area with the Dave Alexander band. After Philly, I moved to San Diego and played in Revenge Club, the Mercedes Moore Band, and Skitzer; cutting an album with Revenge Club and Skitzer before returning to Sacramento where I currently work with Two Tone. I can play everything from acoustic to country, blues and rock, hardcore and metal, reggae, funk, latin, and r&b, and I am very capable of walking into a gig with no practice with the band and be able to play the set list. I am down to earth, I get along well with most people, but we all know how this industry works. I have pro gear and a pro attitude, but a humbled mind. I like to play anything that I can and I like to work with as many different musicians as I can. I am a student of music and the drums and there is never an ending to what I want to learn and experience in music.

Screen name:
IronKobra
Member since:
Feb 09 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Van Halen, Helmet, Metallica, Metal Church, Pantera, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Anberlin, Circa Survive, Mars Volta, At The Drive Inn, Buddy Rich, Jimi Hendrix, all of the blues greats, The Funky Meters, The Expendables, Deftones, Hatebreed, Greyboy Allstars, Randy Travis, Dave Weckle, Santana, Adam Block, DJ Shadow, Pepper, Led Zeppelin, Wes Jeans, and a whole list of many talented musicians and bands.

EQUIPMENT

I currently own a cherry faded Tama Starclassic Birch five piece kit, crystal pink Tama Starclassic Birch five piece kit, and a Lava Orange Tama Birch/ Babinga Five piece kit that are in perfect condition, Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, all Tama hardware, Superlux and Audio Technica mics, soft and hard cases, reliable transportation, and my own income.