SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I started learning drums/percussion at age 10. By the age of 12, I was playing in rock bands. I have played in various rock and jazz bands for the past several years. I played in school band grades 5-12 and minored in music (percussion) in college. I have played in over 10 bands in the Dallas area since the mid/late 1980s. I recently played with "The 8tracks" classic rock/cover band. We were the "House Band" for the 2020 Winter Classic NHL game at the Cotton Bowl. The crowd size was 85,630 - full stadium. I'm primarily interested in cover bands, but originals are good too (I've done both). I can sing backing/harmony vocals.

Screen name:
JohnnySchmittou
Member since:
Jan 22 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Antonio Sanchez, various jazz, rock, R&B, Funk.
Rock and pop songs from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and beyond.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

1 complete (8 piece) set of 1972 Ludwig maple shell drums, with cymbals.
1 complete (7 piece) set year 2000 Tama StarClassic performer birch shell drums, with Sabian HHX Evolution cymbals (full matching set).
I typically gig out w/ a 6 piece Tama kit with an array of Sabian cymbals. I have a full set of drum mic's and various small hand percussion items.
I also have a 24 channel Behringer Eurodesk mix. 1 Fender powered floor monitor. 1 Yamaha 6-channel personal mixer for in-ears.

MUSIC