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Music is a way of life for me (rhythms, an absolute obsession), a spiritual thing, but not in the religious sense and not to the exclusion of all else (but i'm pretty devoted). I'm looking for a working band (been outta work for 5+ yrs so i gotta make something). It would be great if my aspirations and what makes a living were the same thing, but it doesn't have to be. I can and am willing to play most anything. As styles are so varied, i wouldn't want to rule out anything based strictly on a label. Bottom line, needs to be fulfilling or making (even a meager) an income.

Having said all that, i'm pretty laid-back, love and respect creativity (but i'm not into egos). I've been told that i'm unorthodox and for better or worse it's probably true, but i say that only to be up-front about it. You'd have to form your own opinion (if you even care about that kind of thing). I like to think i know my instrument, but i know the more i play it the more there is to learn. ...But then that's the FUN of it!

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 25 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Styles: Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Indian, African, Latin.

Musicians/Bands: Billy Cobham, Trilok Gurtu, Dave Weckl, Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, Neil Pert. Chick Corea, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Michael Manring, Victor Wooten, John McLaughlin, Andy Mckee, Michael Hedges, Steve Howe, Jimi Hendrix, Yes, Genesis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, ELP, Beatles

Other: Birds, Factory Machines and combustion engines with noisy valves (pretty much anything that can or be induced to create rhythmic patterns).

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


PDP, Ludwig and Custom drums (4-10 piece kit). Zildjan and Paiste cymbals. Roto-Toms. Tabla, Djembe, Dholak, Frame Drum, Tambourines, Cajon, and other hand percussion. Roland TD3 drum synth, Roland, Korg, Kurzweil, iPad sound mods, drumKAT and acoustic triggers, some home-made stuff.