Locked Out of Heaven

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I'm a professional drummer/percussionist (formerly signed to Atlantic Records), currently available for recording sessions to track drums for your project, demo or album. In addition, I would also consider joining an established recording/touring act as an equal member or hired gun.

I have four decades of recording and performing experience touring throughout the US, Canada and Europe. As a graduate from the Yamaha School of Music at age 6, I'm an accomplished musician and have appeared on over 25 albums on major and independent record label releases as well as having music featured in television, video games and radio commercials. Fully endorsed, reliable, great meter/groove, can record with or without click track, easy to work with, etc.

I'm also a professional producer, songwriter, arranger and am experienced on guitar, bass and keyboards if any of those skills are required for your project. I have worked on previous albums with:

* Terry Date (Soundgarden, Pantera, Dream Theater, Smashing Pumpkins, Deftones, Slipknot)
* Shay Baby (Lynch Mob, Scorpions, Bruce Dickinson, Ozzy)
* Bruce Calder (Mother Love Bone, Swans, Pat Metheny, Foreigner)
* Roger Sommers (Alanis Morissette, Rage Against the Machine, Don Henley, Hootie and the Blowfish, No Doubt).
* Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Live, Fiona Apple, Alien Ant Farm)

I have the adaptability to apply my skills to many styles of music, specializing in hard rock, heavy metal, pop punk, R&B, funk, ska, smooth jazz, reggae, acoustic/grass roots, easy listening and mainstream commercial rock. I also have access to a few top recording studios in the Southern California area to cut drum tracks for your band/project/demo or album if need be.

To view my bio, album credits, watch videos and hear music samples, please visit Reverb Nation: s://./joelmaitoza

Currently scheduling projects for 2023.
Serious inquiries/ paying gigs only please.
I'm not interested in joining any cover bands, tributes, start ups or dealing with people with inflated egos, substance abuse problems or time wasters.

Thanks and I hope to work with you soon!

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 04 2017
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:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:



TAMA Drums (1991-1996)
Paiste Cymbals (1987-current),
Vater Signature Drumsticks (1993-current),
Joe Montinari Custom Snare Drums (1991-1997)

Kit #1: Pearl Masters series
Kit #2: TAMA Rockstar DX with Power Tower rack system
Kit #3: TAMA Rockstar DX
Kit #4: TAMA Imperialstar

Snare Drums: Assortment of TAMA, Ludwig, Taye, Mapex and Joe Montinari Custom Snare Drums

Cymbals: Paiste 2002 Splash, Splash, Bell, Sound Formula Hi-Hats (2 Sets), Sound Formula Bell Ride, 2000 China, China, (3), Crashes, (2) 2002 Crashes, (2) Sound Formula Crashes.