Karl Derek Tesch


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.


Got lucky enough to play with some of my musical idols and entertainers as I grew musically and professionally: I have toured with Merging Traffic, The Phones, Jim Collins (featuring Gerry Moss on guitar), Pake McIntyre, Roy Head, and the legendary James Brown.

Now I am the drummer for The Carolina Blue Dots, a beach and shag music Band who play all-original music, and are based out of North Augusta SC. So now the touring is shorter due to the seasons and I hope I am aging well. I now play an all-electronic drum kit as I like to program and play patches and sequences to add percussion. Plus the electric set is much easier to pack up and carry, ha!

Screen name:
Karl Derek Tesch
Member since:
Sep 26 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week


Ringo Starr for his feel and history of Rock and Pop
John Bonham for the aggressive Rock-n-Roll drumming
Neil Peart for progressiveness and extraordinary talent
Terry Bozio for experimentation and electronics
Hal Blaine for the hits back in the day (Wrecking Crew)
Mike Manginni, Thomas Lang, Virgil Denatti, Mike Portnoy, Alex Van Halen, Mousey with JB, and Dick Dale (my brother from another mother) for being the great players they are.

Instrument experience:

Electronic Music:
Background Singer:


All electronic drumset
Roland and Yamaha brains
Rack mount drum hardware
Pearl Demon Double Pedal.



Past Events

Big bash for the whole hospital's annual party!

Annual festival in downtown North Augusta, SC. What a party!