SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.
Hello! I'm a drummer with several years of experience but not much to show for it! LOL I like to enjoy the music that I play, but make no mistake, I take drumming, musicianship, dynamics, reliability very seriously. While having been in many bands over the years, only one has really felt like home to me, and I'd like to recapture that, either by joining a working band or putting one together. You'll find I care about how I play sounds and comes across. Much time and effort has been put into playing with dynamics as well as with fury. Right now it looks as if putting a new band together is the best option. A solid bass player I have worked with in two bands is on board, and we continue the search.
Not interested in heaving drinking, any drugging, or excessive profanity from the stage. I want to put on a show a 10 year old or a 70 year old would not be offended by. That means there are a few offensive songs out there I won't do. Songs with vulgar lyrics probably aren't well written songs anyway.
I grew up listening to AM radio, and to me, the best songs, the least negative songs, were written between '68-'88. Even the 'love done me wrong' songs were cleaner and better written then. Seems like everything now is either too close to rap or just plain angry. Who wants to go around angry all the time? Not me. That's why I'd like to play more challenging material from an earlier time. I can play modern Bruno Mars or new country, but the most satisfying stuff, I have to go back a few years. And I think there is a market for 'the good stuff', family-friendly classic rock. If you agree with that, please feel free to contact me.
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- Member since:
- Jan 09 2019
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Neal Morse, Dream Theater, Opeth, Nightwish, UK, King Crimson, Transatlantic, Rush, Focus, Kansas, Queensryche, ELP, Deep Purple, Styx, Toto, Yes, Kate Bush, Al Greene, The Carpenters, The Beatles, King's X, Steve Morse Band, The Dregs. Anything from about 1968 to 1988 I was really paying attention to and trying to learn my craft.
Drummer, fluent on a small kit as easily as a large kit, but a large kit is WAY more fun to play!! Don't use a double pedal, they sound inferior to two full kick drums. Used to use 8 toms; these days five, properly tuned, will do. Two snares for variety, All the cymbal sounds you'd want, and probably 10 or 12 you don't! LOL Have an Octapad for those obscure sounds.
Specifically, I use a Pearl CZX Custom Z kit with
8x14 free-floating brass snare
10x6 wood snare
Toms & kicks are all internally miked with Shures.
Snares top miked with SM57s.
Sub-mixed to 16 channel Allen & Heath board
Custom built Pearl Icon rack & 6x6 stage platform to lock it in
22" Paiste ride
14" Sabian hi-hats
13" Zildjian aux hats
Sabian 7", 9" & 11" splashes
Sabian 8", 10" & 12/14' stax combinations
Zildjian 12", 14", 19" crashes
Sabian 16", 17", 18" crashes
Sabian 18" & 20" chinas
Woodblock, tambourine, cowbell, don't forget the cowbell!!
Have other kits and 17 snares sitting on a shelf, LOL