Jesse Thomas
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Band to Join.

ABOUT

Been there, done that in music - from tiny lounge trios to arenas, concerts, touring and recording. Trying to find a good band of real musicians who can play without an Ipad in front of them, and can figure out a song without a computer. I would rather play in a moderate volume situation to an adult audience. My style is very simple pocket-style heavily influenced by jazz and r&b. I can play any style of music out there, but would prefer to stay in the realm of r&b/smooth jazz/yacht rock. Not interested in starting a band, but seeking something already together. I had a very successful sound and lighting company back in the 80's and 90's, and have a nice sound system for up to about 500 people, and three banks of wireless DMX lighting.

Screen name:
Jesse Thomas
Member since:
Jun 26 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
60
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Anybody and everybody! Primarily session players (from Earl Palmer to Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd to Steve Ferrone, and most everyone else). I tend to stay in the pocket and support the band, not dominate it.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

I use old and new Ludwig or custom made RBH drums. Sound equipment is Allen and Heath digital board with HK Audio speakers ( big system is 800w/2500w per side, small system is 500w/1500w per side). Lighting system is 3 banks of LED floods with wireless DMX control. All equipment is designed with a tiny footprint to fit in small venues.