Ken Kreis


Chicago area drummer. I prefer guitar driven hard rock, but am open to most anything but country (still working on appreciating that). Lots of studio and live experience. I play with and without a click. I read/write full notation music and know my theory. I sing harmonies effortlessly while playing. I have absolutely top-notch equipment to match my dedication and work ethic. I am humble and loveable. I am very passionate about music and my playing reflects that. I am not a tapper. When the band is really grooving, I am likely to break something (stick or cymbal). I've played in front of hundreds and played in front of a dozen. I prefer the former. I am most easily reached by email - vidassoc at aol dot com

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Ken Kreis
Member since:
Feb 15 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100


Every drummer I hear influences the way I play and think about music. I am quite partial to the following prog-rock Gods; Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Gavin Harrison, Bill Bruford. For inspiration on how to really make music groove, I look to John Bonham.

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I play custom made drums by Trick. I sold my Tama Imperialstar, Tama Starclassic maples and my Sonor Delite kits to buy more Trick drums. I love the way these beasts sound. I have 2 full kits, a sampling percussion controller, a pro tools rig, Presonus StudioLive mixer and more miscellaneous audio stuff than would possibly fit on this page. Suffice it to say that I am very well equipped to gig and record.