SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.
I'm a very experienced drummer who can quickly learn just about anything and who is dying to play more gigs. I can read sheet music and have mastered (and played) two hour rock operas in the past, so learning the music isn't an issue. I can replicate original work or make it my own; I can also can easily write and play original drum lines for original pieces.
I'm hoping to find an established band that needs a drummer, spend a few weeks learning the material, and then to start playing out. That's probably a pipe dream, but that's my hope.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 07 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
I like rock, metal and alternative, but enjoy playing just about anything (except country). l learned (at age 12) playing to Metallica, but can enjoy drumming of any kind--from the low skill barbaric sound of Meg White (from the White Stripes), to the high skill gloriousness that is Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). I love a challenge but (again) I'm happy playing just about anything--as long as I'm playing.
As for my original sound--I'm quick and loud (lots of toms), love original weird fills, and try to work in double bass everywhere it works.
My main kit is a 5 piece Sleishman kit that is the best damn sounding kit you have ever heard. (If you don't know about Sleishman; look them up. They are not factory produced, so they are rare--but they have a unique design that produces an amazing sound.) It's under a Gibraltar rack with a full set of cymbals (three 18'' crashes, two rides (20'' & 22''), two chinas (big and small), a bell, a splash, and a cowbell (which I always seem to need more of). I also have a Pearl demon double pedal and a Sleishman double pedal.
If I start gigging regularly, I'm seriously considering buying another Slieshman kit, that matches the one I have, to make it a full 9 piece kit.
I also have two practice kits--a 9 piece Pearl Export, and a 5 piece off brand kit (which I used to teach lessons on).