Kevin Melroy
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ABOUT

Originally from Philly I began playing professionally in clubs and theatre orchestra pits when I was 15. Took it on the road funkin out to TSOP in lounges across the U.S. Later into Southern Gospel and R&B Gospel bands. Moved on again in the 90's to Rock-A- Billy in shows with the up-and-coming Deleware Destroyers and the down-and-going such as Foghat and Savoy Brown. Fun fun stuff too.
Click tracks are cool and playing to loops, "live" works too for keeping things fresh but I prefer live ambient stage sound. Low stage volume and "keepin it pertty" in the monitor.

Screen name:
Kevin Melroy
Member since:
Sep 10 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Love all music but my Eclectic (knucklehead) style mostly resembles Steve Gadd, Paul Humphries (interesting dude look him up some time) and Aaron Sterling. Love Craig Smith but otherwise I cut my teeth imitating John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Louis Bellison, Carmine Appice etc, etc.... . In reality though Mr. John San Fillipo ( now California Drum Shop) out of Berkley was my drum Prof and teacher in the early 80's and influenced my playing the most.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Piano:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Medium Hot Rods and or 5A nylon or wood (can't find Jake Hannah's) Prefer a vintage Gretsch or Rodgers shell and DW Snare. Crisp Turkish Z's and Top Beat Hi-hat with hard cases. Full set of 57's and 58's. Head/ mixer and monitors. Basic stuff less is bess I guess 215 527= 7165