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I am a drummer who is looking for music situations where the musicians are not afraid to rehearse, where a clean and solid performance is desired and that everybody comes into the situation prepared and enthusiastic. I'm not too concerned which genre or style is involved. I'm open to a wide variety. I've been around a long time and I'm itching to play.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 19 2008
- 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
- Most available:
Influences span the spectrum of classic rock, country, r&b, jazz, fusion and progressive. I can read and play in a variety of styles. Most of the work that I've done has been performing covers in clubs, bars and restaurants. I do my homework and I spend a lot of time maintaining the chops that I have. That being said, having an open mind and being realistic about what the song really needs is key.
- Other Percussion:
Noble and Cooley, CD Maple series kit in a five piece configuration. A little smaller kit (4-piece) which has a 16" X 16" floor tom for a kick drum, for lighter, possibly acoustic applications and a Roland TD-12 electronic kit that basically stays at home as a practice tool.
Bring On Track number: 1 Year: 2003 Album: Underwater Outerspace Genre: Alternative
I was hired to play the drum track for this group's demo. The group was called "Grumbletummy". the Song goes from 7/4 to 4/4 alternately. I was just messing around with a scratch track to get the feel of the tune but after the she heard it she diecided she like it so much she wrote the melody line and the lyrics around it. Check it out.
Close Shave Track number: 2 Year: 2007 Album: Chromosphere Live at Vittelo's Genre: Jazz
This tune is actually the theme to a Noxema Shaving Cream commercial. The sax player in this quintet charted and arranged it. It's a fun tune to play. A quick little bop piece. It was recorded live in a restaurant in Los Angeles with one of those mini recorders, hence the questionable quality.
Shakey Ground Track number: 3 Year: 2005 Album: With Love, The Sinners Genre: Blues
The Sinners was a short lived project. It featured Glenn Sherba on guitar (Badfinger, Commander Cody, etc.).This tune is a well known blues staple. We played it hard and funky.
Waehyea Track number: 4 Year: 2004 Album: Spiral 3 Genre: Alternative
The title of this track "Waehyea". I was trying to get that Manu Katche vibe going on this. I wanted a driving groove that was a little askew and relentless. I used nylon/wood multi-rods on this. There's some nice fills throughout the song. I don't know what it all means but it kind of reminds me of aparthied (sp?). You might recognize the singer from the first tune: Bring On.
Ride Track number: 5 Year: 1992 Album: Clear County Line Genre: Country
This tune was recorded at the "Mad Hatter" studio in Los Angeles that use to be owned by Chick Corea. The engineer sampled Richie Hayward's (bless his soul)snare sound on tto my "too dry" snare. It's an original tune from an original band that I was a member of that was going for a recording contract. The music was good, the business fizzled.