John W Sayre


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Trumpet, Keyboard.


Drummer/percussionist. Performed for 10 yrs as full time military musician in USAF bands ('06-'16) where I played several hundred gigs with rock bands, jazz combos, big bands etc. I also have an orchestral background; performed with several regional orchestras over the years, graduated from Peabody in 2003. I can play to a click fine, show up on time, learn the tunes, play simply, in the pocket, and help load the gear.

The only genre I am not comfortable playing is metal (I like it, just never put in the time on the drums to learn it). Other than that, give me a ring if you think I can help out in any way.

Screen name:
John W Sayre
Member since:
Nov 17 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:
4-5 nights a week


Steve Gadd, Levon Helm, Ringo, Jim Keltner, Eddie Bayers, James Gadson, Bernard Purdie, Al Jackson Jr.

Instrument experience:



Several drum sets. Various drum mics, monitors, all necessary XLRs, cables etc. Mackie DFX12 board. Congas, djembe, various shakers.