Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard.


Experienced Drummer
Very serious musician seeking other serious musicians to form a band. PUTTING A JAZZ BAND TOGETHER, LOOKING FOR BRASS PLAYERS, KEYBOARD, GUITAR, BASS, ANY SERIOUS MUSICIANS INTERESTED, CAN GET GIGS WHEN READY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE VOCALIST, DRUMMER, TROMBONE/BASS, KEYBOARD, BIG BAND TUNES, SINATRA, DARIN, ETC...OPEN TO OTHERS THAT WILL FIT FOR LOUNGE TYPE GIGS. STILL LOOKING FOR PROGRESSIVE MUSICIANS AS WELL FOR OTHER PROJECTS. Right now I am very much into Prog Rock, instrumental. Looking for an experienced lead guitar player, keyboard, and bass for starters. I am very much into instrumental rock/jazz/fusion as well as blues, rock, funk. Dont be shy, drop me a line. I am at mikes222 at the comcast net. I am a drummer with 40 years experience playing writing and teaching percussion. I have chops, very technical, and prefer to play music that allows me to be improvisational and creative. I am VERY serious about playing/rehearsing and am looking to meet other musicians. I have no ego and would prefer and welcome serious players that are also looking to write and play original music as well as covers. I also play guitar and would love to do some of that as well. In short I am a very experienced musician that is looking for other experienced musicians that are serious about making music. I am a drummer first, very flexible regarding schedule. I will go as far as Chicago East and Madison North. Don't be shy, I am from Mchenry, IL. Would love to touch base with any musicians from that area.

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Member since:
Mar 07 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


Jeff Sipe with the Jimmy Herring Band, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Peart, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, Van Romaine, Ranjit Barot, Gary Husband, Of course Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Gene Krupa, Billy Cobham, you get the idea...

Currently I am very much into Prog such as Winery Dogs, Polyphia etc...

Guitar Influences:
Jeff Beck, Jimmy Herring, Al Di meola, Greg Howe, Steve Morse, David Gilmour, Gary Moore, SRV, Satriani, Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, anything bluesy or 70's, fusion/instrumental rock, funk. You get the idea...too many to list here. Electric & acoustic.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
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Acoustic Guitar:


1978 Ibanez Concord, 2002 American Std Strat.

6 pc Pearl Session Studio
8 pc Yamaha Stage Custom. Double bass. Pearl Dennis Chambers deep snare.