Jim Stainer


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Experienced solid drummer with years of experience performing and recording in a wide variety of situations. My best asset is the ability to play dynamically and musically. I am a solid time keeper but I see drumming as far more then keeping time. I try to create very musical drum parts that will enhance what the rest of the players are doing. I also have a great "can do" attitude with a solid work ethic and always work well with my band mates. No band has ever been made great by an ego but plenty have been destroyed by them. Personally I am a committed Christian that has been faithfully married to the same wonderful woman for 25 years and I will bring no baggage or bad habits to the band.

I'm not the fastest or flashiest player but I can cover the part well and am easy to work with. (507) 360-5382. Email is heyjimlive.

Screen name:
Jim Stainer
Member since:
Feb 10 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


I am a sponge always seeking to learn all I can from every player I hear or work with. Direct influences are - Elliot Fine, Charlie Stainer, Carl Albrecht, Abraham Laboriel, Steve Smith, Neil Peart, Carter Beauford, SuFuDu and every drummer or bass player I have heard that I thought was interesting. Music influences would include every song I have ever covered plus Joe Bonamassa, Stellar Kart, Audio A, Ray Charles, Supertones, Santana, Super Chik, Brad Paisley, Van Halen, Rascal Flatts, Hank Williams Jr. Boston, Cream, Frank Sinatra, Moody Blues, Traffic, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Glenn Miller, Canned Heat, Journey, Blues Brothers, Chicago, Dream Theater, Sonic Flood, 3rd Day, Grand Funk Railroad, Jeremy Camp, Elvis Presley, December Radio, Lynard Skynyrd, Day of Fire, and many many more.

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I own 4 drumsets and my main gigging set is a 6 pc Pacific FXR birch kit. I choose how much of it I use and my cymbals, snare(s) and tunings to fit the style and venue I'm playing. I have a full set of drum mics, mixer and vocal processor that I use when needed. I have a DW jazz kit I mainly use for church, a Pacific beater set I use for practice, and Roland V drums in my studio I use for teaching.