JP Bradt


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Other, Electronic Music.


Hi, I'm JP Bradt. I play classic rock, hard rock, blues, jazz, and metal, starting with hitting boxes with pencils at age 12 in 1982, and then buying my first drum set at 13.

1991 Drummer with Bumper Jones.
1991 Session drummer for another band I explain below. Ask who they were. They claim credit for my drum work, so I do not publish that I worked with them. One CD with 13 songs: I played all the drums.
2005—08 Percussionist & guitarist, West Wing Vacancy, a small acoustic guitar & percussion duo
2008—13 Drummer, Windom Community Church Praise Band
2013—present Practicing on my own.
2019—present Looking for inspiration to write music on drums and guitar.

I am looking for you if you want to see if we can meld your skills with mine.

Here I give an idea of my NEED, establish a few simple RULES, tell you a STORY that I always remember, and then leave the rest to YOU.

I am looking to play drums in any of the following: rock, progressive rock, jazz, avant-garde, metal, or maybe blues. I have a practice studio in our basement. I write drum and guitar tablature, so I have chunks and a few complete songs of my own in writing and on recordings. I am especially interested to help develop your music. I am not very much of a songwriter to this point except for drums, so if you have music for which you want a drummer, that's perfect.

1. If you like to get high or ‘do not mind a buzz' with music, do not contact me. This includes alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, prescriptions, or anything. I rather play alone than tolerate chemical (or other) abuse.
2. The music must not have a damaging message.

Early 1990s, Reno, Nevada: The band in which I drummed recorded a demo single at a friend T.J.'s house/studio. I then stayed there about a month. While I was there, a band I call "B" came into the studio to record a CD album I call "D" which they had honed in venues around the U.S. However, their drummer had not brought his kit. I jammed with B on their songs and we clicked so well that they decided to use my drum parts for all twelve songs that had drums on the final releases of D in 1993 and 1995. I could not afford a lawyer, so I agreed with a handshake that Cary could learn my parts and play them out with B as long as I got credit for my studio work on D, unless B knew I was dead.

When we were done, my father threw out the contact information for B and told them I was dead.

Due to B’s hard work, D went multi-platinum. It is a bittersweet success for me.

Now it’s your turn to talk. Do not be intimidated; I have not played in several years and am basically looking just to get started again with what you and I decide we want. The only way to find out whether we ‘click’ is to get in touch. I want to send audio files between us if possible after we make our agreement.

If you are interested in talking about any of this for any reason, email. After vetting I may give out my number.

I want to record practices to develop our sound and a repertoire of originals as well as covers. I believe recording ourselves is the best way to get needed feedback. We will first make an agreement as to what rights each person has to any recordings. My hope is for us to give the project members copies for professional and personal use. I will not do or allow any home recording, even on a phone, without consent.

Contact me if you have ideas or songs, or if you want to help me with mine. If you play anything including percussion other than drums or if you sing, then I might be interested.

If you are interested, email jeffrey dot bradt at dot com.

Screen name:
JP Bradt
Member since:
May 20 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50


Classic rock, heavy metal, rock, and progressive rock from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s are my main influences.

An early influence was when I started drum lessons in jazz. I marry my lesson experience with the genres listed above.

Instrument experience:



1980s Pearl World Series 5-piece drum set w/ added tom (so now it's a 6-piece), double bass pedal.

Other equipment related to drums, guitar, bass, and vocals.

Low to moderate volume practice studio (I have not soundproofed enough to play the acoustic drums here).

Updated December 2021.