Kevin Armstrong
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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, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet.

ABOUT

I’m a ‘fairly’ serious musician, meaning I haven’t played much recently (explains “fairly”), but I’ve been doing this long enough and have had reasonable success. I want to form a new project, join/augment an already established professional outfit, or work as a hired musician as either a studio and/or live musician. I want to avoid beginner-level musicians/bands and unprofessional drama.

Note: I suffered a significant hand injury I'm still learning to recover from, as well as a permanent lung injury, so I’m limited primarily on drums...for now. I can still play very well, just leaning how long and how hard.

As for me as a musician - Drums: dummer since 5 y/o and have had the fortune to tour the world a couple times playing drums. I have also been in and out of the studios and have also begun my own studio business (KstrongStudios L.L.C. TM). My influences are endless but I most identify with: Neil Peart, Alex Van Halen, Danny Carey, Kenny Aronoff, Gregg Bissonette, Josh Freeze, John Bonham, Ian Paice, Don Brewer, Dave Grohl, Clive Bunker, Chad Smith, etc.

As for guitar, my following influences are: EVH, SRV, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde, Slash, David Gilmour, Ritchie Blackmore, Satriani, Ted Nugent, Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Van Zant, Audley Freed, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmy Page, and many, many more.

Screen name:
Kevin Armstrong
Member since:
Apr 26 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately 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

Music- I’m really into music with great musicianship and/or song writing; not all have both. As for specific bands, I really could go on and on, but I’ll reflect some that immediately come to mind: Rush, Van Halen, Tool, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Aerosmith, System of a Down, Ozzy, Allman Bros., Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Beatles, Cars, White/Rob Zomibe, Black Crows, White Lion, Pink Floyd, Cry of Love, Hendrix, Dead Weather, Morcheeba, Pantera, Motley Crue, John Melloncamp, Heart, Godsmack, Foo Fighter’s, Huey Lewis, Fiona Apple, Primus, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Pride and Glory, Clutch, ZZ Top, Guns and Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Muse, A Perfect Circle, Rival Sons, RATM, Soundgarden, Tom Petty, Alice Cooper, David Lee Roth, Eddie Money, EODM, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kentucky Headhunters, Ranconteurs, Mr. Big, Night Ranger, Slipknot, Roy Orbison, Travelin Willburys, Stray Cats, Whitesnake, and so many more.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

8-piece Tama Starclassic birch; Roland TD-50 kit; Roland TD-10 with triggers; Roland SPD-20 percussion module; full drum and guitar mics; Gibson Les Paul custom; Fender Strat custom; Fender Tele custom; EVH Wolfgang; Ibanez (qty 2); Taylor 314 CE; Tornado bass guitar custom; Line 6 Bogner tube half-stack; Peavey Transfex 212; Mackie Onyx 1640i; Bass Pod XT Live; full multi-track recording capabilities; video recording capabilities; etc. (See pics)