JohnBesser
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Alto, Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Steel guitar, Saxophone, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Other Percussion, Other, Mandolin, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica, Flute, Fiddle, Drums, Dobro, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Bagpipes, Background Singer, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

Most of my time is spent doing something related to drums or music. I’m always practicing, rehearsing, recording or performing live. I can play many styles, and to a click and/or sequencer. I can professionally fake bass, keyboards, piano, guitar, vocals and cello, when necessary.
I have been in many bands, shared a stage with many incredible musicians (some famous), done tons of recordings, played the Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve, been on major radio, toured, released CDs, TV jingles, taught lessons, produced a film, scored a soundtrack, started a production company and own a record label.
My playing can be heard on this page, and also thegnb or /thegnb. You can see me perform live weekly with “The GNB” (greatest nameless band) throughout the NY-NJ circuit.

For information regarding bookings, drum tracks, music, audio production services, etc... Email/send message

Screen name:
JohnBesser
Member since:
Dec 24 2008
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drummers: Bill Bruford, Simon Phillips, Neil Peart, Lenny White, Animal, Bill Ward, Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Peter Criss, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Gene Krupa, Nicky Capozzi, Dave Grohl, Marco Minnemann, JoJo Mayer, Benny Benjamin, Richard "Pistol" Allen, Uriel Jones, Frederick Waites,

Bassists: Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, James Jamerson, Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Brian Wilson,

EQUIPMENT

5 piece Tama Rockstar
10 piece Slingerland
7 piece CXR Pacific by DW
7 piece Yamaha DTX electronic kit
3 piece Tama Jazz hybrid kit
Cowbells, Jam Blocks, Tambourines, Guiro, Shakers
Alesis octapad

Zildjian Cymbals

Recording gear:
Vintech x73i (2), Vintech x273, API 3124, UA - 2610, UA 1176, Distressor, Lexicon pcm 70, Protools 10 HD, 100s of plugins

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

151 Bleecker St
NYC
1 AM

8 W Front St
Red Bank, NJ
10:00 PM

2484 Arthur Kill Rd
SI, NY
10:30

151 Bleecker St
NY
1 AM!

1614 Forest Ave
SI, NY
10:30

151 Bleecker St
NYC
1 AM!

8 W Front Street
Red Bank, NJ

125 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ

1359 1st Ave @ 73rd Street.
NYC