james1515728
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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

Looking for what may be a complicated goal for a drummer, but you never know till you try, right? So, here is my goal… to find local Bangor area musicians (40-60ish) who want to contribute their time and talent to a new band that is professional, mature, disciplined innovative, and incredibly good!
This goal is not new, but rare in my experience. I would like to push this concept a bit further into a group of players that are completely democratic meaning all members have equal weight in all decisions. The band is mutually supportive and accepting of one another for what they contribute to the group. Also, the band mindset will understand that we are accountable to the collective goal and responsible to one another to achieve success both individually and as a group.
Band activities will exist in three areas, Business, Practice, and Support for maximum efficiency. Monthly business meetings to discuss song selection, gig schedules, family priorities and various other creative ideas. Practice is for practicing, not much to explain. Support (for lack of a better word) targets avoiding or at least minimizing the stress of being in a band. While being in a band is fun, it usually takes time away from our loved ones - wives, husbands, children, or significant others is a priority. I believe happy supported players make good people and good people make great bands.
Other ideas…
The band will only play within an hour (give or take) from Bangor, once or twice a month, and will only gig during the spring, summer, and fall months, unless unanimously decided on. Do not join this band for making money, I am sure it will not.
The band will also focus on elements of performance to create an entertaining show, such as crowd engagement and encouragement. If we can do this well, then the band will make money eventually.
I am not sure what direction or composition the band will form into. My vote would be to play a dance-rock mix from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. An all original lineup could work as well. I would love to find a keyboard player, a singer, a bass and guitar player, a possible rhythm gtr player, a DJ, or a record scratcher… So many possibilities!
Personally, I am looking to play with musicians who act age-appropriate (mature), are well-centered, have lives outside of music, and are addiction-free. In case it crossed your mind, I am NOT seeking a “Cristian” rock thing. Also, if you subscribe to “Trumpian” ideology or are a "non-vaxxer" best of luck to you in your Ted Nugent cover band!
Thank you for reading this far… of course, this is an idea based on years of band experience and my thoughts on what would make a group of players successful and happy. I would love to hear your ideas and your experience, maybe even play in a band together?

Screen name:
james1515728
Member since:
Feb 27 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

So many great drummers to love…
I admire so many players from Steve Gadd to Lars Ulrich.
Musically, I love the classics... Pete Townsend, Elvis Costello, Hall and Oats, Jackson Browne, 80’s bands like Spandau Ballet, The Fixx, Go West, My all-time favorite band is Kansas. I spent many years listening and playing progressive stuff like Fates Warning, and Dream Theater. Academically, I love that stuff but it doesn’t make people dance.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Roland TD-25, and Roland TD-50/ Pearl Crystal Beat (RGB-lighted) hybrid electric kit.

MUSIC