jwdruums
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I have performed in numerous scenarios from touring, fill ins & studio work.

Looking for seasoned musicians to collaborate with on covers, worship or originals..

I would prefer a faith centered group. I’m fine playing secular music, have just outgrown the “party band” lifestyle. Been there, done that. I don't do drugs, smoke pot or cigarettes'. I do like the occasional glass of wine however. VERY rock star status.

I take music serious but, having fun and enjoying yourself is most important. Playing should never be a chore. The set up and tear down now, that's another story. My roadie quit YEARS ago!! haha.

I have double kick pedals and can play heavy or a mellow, laid back groove.

What I've done:
Two music videos, four albums, numerous recordings on other artists projects. Recorded in 9 different studios at this point. Used to give private drumming lessons. Its mare trouble than it's worth these days.

You can get ahold of me through the U-Tube videos. It's my channel.

Screen name:
jwdruums
Member since:
Feb 08 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drummers: Dave Weckl, Mike Mangini, Deen Castronovo, Rod Morgenstein, Scott Travis, Mark Zonder, Josh Eppard, Luke Holland to name a few... There are a lot of great drummers out there on U-Tube! I just truly love really talented and creative musicians regardless of the genre. I actually will watch a funky bass player or shred master guitarist more at a show than the drummer! Just depends on the vibe of the performance.

Bands: Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Journey, The Police, Twelve Foot Ninja, Racer X, Dirty Loops, Coheed & Cambria, Prince, TOTO, Yes, Rush, Breaking Benjamin, Killswitch Engage, Blessthefall, Skillet, RED, Stryper. So many, this is just a sample of what was on the top of my mind.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

My set up:
Up to 6pc.DW Collectors series:
7x10, 8x12, 10x14, 12x16 Toms
18x22 Kick
7x13 OCDP snare w/ blaster springs.

All bearing edges professionally cut by Bill Detamore @ Pork Pie (it's like having pro intonation work done on a guitar)

DW hardware.

All Zildjian cymbals. A, K & Z Customs.

Evans Level 360 heads for all toms & Snare.
On the Kick I use a Remo PS3 on the batter & Aquarian on the front / logo head.

64 Audio custom molded (A8) IEM’s for monitoring or recording.

Custom Sure SM57 for the snare, AUDEX D6 for the kick, Sennheiser e604's for the toms. Sterling audio over heads.

II have my own monitor if we aren't using IEM's.

Looking to sell: Orange Guitar cab, Line 6 / Bogner head, Ampeg Bass head. And various other odds and ends.

MUSIC