JP_Gr8Thump
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

DRUMMER: Hungry, Dedicated, Self Taught. My gig experience consists of playing Southern/Classic Rock covers as a guest/stand-in before 100+ crowds, and playing open mics. I've been in 3 attempted bands and one paying studio gig in the past year and a half. I also did lighting atmospherics for a great local band for about 9 months. I do not have stage fright. I bring a powerful/flexible element to the rhythm section. My ability/willingness to study/rehearse/play various forms of music make me the timekeeper for the job. I experiment with different sounds, tempos, volumes & textures. I'm in this to have fun, to learn/improve my skills, & to make enough money to support my musical habit. Originals &/or Covers are great by me! It is all about the Music, First.

Screen name:
JP_Gr8Thump
Member since:
Apr 15 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

As a young pup growing up in the early 80's & 90's, my sonic diet consisted mainly of Classic Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Outlaw Country/Western, & Grunge/Alternative Music. At the turn of the Millennium, I found myself diving deeper into Heavy Underground/Indie Music, aka Stoner/Noise Metal. I've also grown very fond of Punk, Reggae, Dub, Jazz, & even Old School Hip-Hop. On any given day, you might find me listening to a schizophrenic mix of bands such as:
"The Melvins","Pantera","Black Sabbath","Frank Zappa",
"Stone Temple Pilots","DillingerEscapePlan","Sepultura","SoulFly"
"Faith No More","The Jesus Lizard","Medeski Martin Wood",
"David Allen Coe","Slayer","TOOL","King Crimson","Primus",
"Big Business","Stevie Wonder","LED ZEP","Galactic","Parliament Funkadelic", "Fantomas","YES","RUSH","Deftones","Pink Floyd", "JamesBrown","TheDoors","EarthWind&Fire","Tomahawk","Sublime", "Hank Williams I, II, & III", "Duke Ellington","WaylonJennings","MilesDavis"& God only knows what else....

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

I do business with a "Pacific Drums" MX7, 5-Piece Mutt Set up. My sticks/pedals bounce off of Aquarian & Remo heads, I kick with a Pearl Eliminator Double Pedal. Assorted MEINL & PAISTE Cymbals that cut & sizzle. A trusty Djembe Drum named "Spirit" , and a triple Remo Roto-Tom are utilized for added atmospherics. Sturdy Ludwig hardware for my mounts. My handy ZOOM H4N is used for live recording/jamming/practice/writing purposes.