JRDrumz
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, Harp.

ABOUT

I recently moved back to the Charlotte area and have slowly started to seek out the right outfit to position myself in.

I have left some of the Night Watcher band info on here as a point of reference.

At this time I am looking for, an established band that has some level of a following. As well as dates scheduled or pending. I am based out of Matthews.

You can reply to this ad above, and I will respond, in most cases, the same day.

A BIT OF HISTORY.......

We released an all original CD in 2000 in North/South Carolina, which did get some radio airplay in Charlotte.

Took 1st place in a Battle of the Bands at Hames Music in Gaffney S.C. in 2001.

Also awarded "Best Female Guitarist", out of 71 competing bands, in the '01/'02 Battle of the Bands The Money in Rock Hill, S.C.

Had to relocate unexpectedly, in 2003, so sadly we were forced to start all over again. And things never really got off the ground.

Now, with that project officially over with, I'd like to try and find a group of people that want to play out a couple times a month and keep the set lists fresh.

The audio clips I have posted are one original from the CD. And a cover of a Miranda Lambert tune. Which was done only with an iPod and a set of Roland electronics. Not what I would use live.

As far as the video clips go, they range over a period of many years.

There are also live clips from the band, just prior to going to the the studio to record. Accessible from the You Tube acct. that the videos are from. Some are me and the iPod on the Rolands. And some are tunes I did for the hell of it when I could just go downstairs and play what I wanted to.

Please keep in mind, that all of the videos except for a few more recent ones, were recorded Pre-GoPro days. Most were low end vhs.

**** I have absolutely no desire to be involved with anyone who requires the use of drugs and/or alcohol to work on tunes or to get up in front of people and play. A few drinks throughout a night of playing is one thing. But anything excessive really isn't necessary. I know it isn't the "Rock & Roll Attitude", but I'm too old to deal with that kind of bullsh*t these days.

I try to be as professional as possible, in all aspects of booking, promoting as well as performing. And taking the time to acknowledge the people that come out to see & support the band I am in. I would just expect that from the other band members too.

Thanks for checking out the profile. Any questions, just email me here, I'll get back to ya.

Jim

Screen name:
JRDrumz
Member since:
Dec 10 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

ROCK-Heart, Pat Benatar, Lita Ford, Melissa Etheridge, Evanescence, Metallica, Godsmack, KISS, Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, Vixen, Mr. Big, Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Wayne Shepperd, Rob Zombie, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Saliva, Kid Rock, 4 Non-Blondes, P!nk, Matchbox 20, Dream Theater.

COUNTRY- Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Allison Krauss & Union Station, Diamond Rio, Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt, etc.

The Country list of artists continues to grow regularly. Rock and Classic Rock pretty much remain as listed. And admittedly, I have leaned more in that direction lately, than in the rock. But I think there is a place for both rock and what I refer to as "power county". You can go to any rock concert, and if the PA plays a jammin' Jason Aldean track, the rock crowd digs it. Just as you can go to a country show, and they pump out For Those About To Rock, the crowd is into it. So there is a bridge there. And more country artists are borrowing stage shows from 80's and 90's rock acts. Which is good.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

All pro equip.. As with all musicians, I could always use more.

Mapex, Tama, DW/Pacific, Pearl, Sabian, Roland, Audix, Gibraltar, etc.

MUSIC