Joe Tosto
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

I'm looking to form or join a band and start playing regularly again. Classic Rock, Pop style. Feel good music that people know. I played extensively in my teens and twenties in South Florida, then like many, decided to settle down and get married and start a family. Well the wife is now my ex and my kids are at the age where they ask me what it was like when I played. Since the VHS copies aren't great I'd love to show them live and in person. I'm very versatile and dynamic, I'm not a metronome, you won't have the same intensity song to song. Rock songs need a punch, blues songs need to groove, pop songs need to bounce.. I miss being in a band and creating music. Ideally I'd like to either join or form a band that gets real tight and good enough to book some high end gigs. I'm playing with a predominantly Country band now (not my cup of tea, but it's music). I would like to find a band or other musicians that play more of the classic rock songs we all know. If you're in the Atlanta area think 97.1 The River...

Screen name:
Joe Tosto
Member since:
Jan 03 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel) Lib is by far the guy I idolized and studied; Ringo Starr; Todd Sucherman (Styx), Stewart Copeland (The Police); Nigel Olsson (Elton John); John Bonham (Led Zeppelin); Ginger Baker (Cream); Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix); Steve Jordan (Studio musician, part of John Mayer Trio); Kenny Aronoff (too many to list); Jeff Porcaro (Toto); Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan, search the "Purdie shuffle")... too many others

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Mapex Drums, Sabian cymbals