john1256371
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I'm in a few bands and we are often looking to replace someone who is moving on, our building out a new band. I'm also open to joining an existing band looking for a drummer, ideally not too far from Takoma Park, MD.

Screen name:
john1256371
Member since:
Jan 11 2018
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The Clash, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Cake, Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac, Ten Thousand Maniacs, Aretha Franklin, SRV, Wilco, Velvet Underground, The Cranberries, Alabama Shakes, Allman Brothers, Phish, Tedeschi - Trucks, Ben Harper, chili peppers, Miriam McCabe, Molley Sarle, Mazzy Star, Coldplay, Valerie June, Black Keys, Pretenders, Edie Brickell, Alanis Morissette and lots more.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Travel and practice sets of drums, high quality cymbals (Zildjian Ks and back-up Sabian XS), drum mics and stands, great practice space.

CALENDAR

The Mongrels are back at Bardo, right after the baseball game!

A great bar, music venue - and lots of pool tables! 15966 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Past Events

The Mongrels will play in the outdoor dining area. 8739 Flower Avenue - Silver Spring - MD 20901

The Mongrels will be rocking DC's largest outdoor bar and brewery after the Nationals Game.

Polimana, Ben Meyers & TBD on patio at El Golfo

The Mongrels will be playing at the Brookland Porchfest, 3-4 at 5117 8th St., NW, Wash. DC, assuming its good weather!

Outdoor gig at El Golfo in Silver Spring

Full line up TBD, along with whether it will be indoor or out.

This may be an outdoor show. More details to come as we figure it all out!

The award winning JP Reali Band is playing with 3 other bands to see who will play at the Lockn' festival this summer. Cover is $10. https://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/e/rockn-to-lockn--85524015633/

This is our same great local venue, but new bands. Details coming soon.

The JP Reali Band is back at O'Shaunessey's - our favorite Arlington dive bar - for an evening of rocking blues.

Back at our local haunt, the Hell's Bottom VFW for another rocking night. We will have a similar line-up but with an amazing keyboard, Bernie Skolnik and several other guests musicians. And a new name - Standard Chaos! https://www.facebook.com/events/595817984549018/

The JP Reali Blues band that I am drumming with is warming up for another band. More details to come. This is a great dive bar - cheap beer and food - and, believe it or not - they allow smoking. That's a negative for some of us, but it draws a crowd and folks there appreciate good live music.

With the JP Reali Band.

http://www.jpreali.com

O'Shaunessy's, a dive bar in Old Town Alexandria is hosting a few bands, including the JP Reali Band, a blues outfit that plays traditional blues originals, and a few covers.

http://www.jpreali.com

https://www.oshosbar.com

One of the bands I'm playing in, Dreaming of Androids, has a gig at the Takoma Park VFW. More details on the Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/526640101238975/