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Moderate to Advanced
Former drummer of Noisegate. Steel Rain and Zanshin interested in collaborating with other musicians and projects or studio sessions.
No problems with travel for serious and dedicated projects or bands.
Originals or Covers
E/m / mideonphoto at gm
I originally wanted to be a singer but got recruited in my chorus high school class to play percussions and it seemed playing drums came very naturally for me...so I have been on that path for many many years now.
For me at least music is almost like a religion.. undoubtedly a universal language that almost everyone can communicate with.
And some people are just meant to be drummers.
I currently work with
Yamaha Drums / Mapex Drums
Zildjian - Custom A Cymbals
Shure microphones and
All Gibraltra hardware.
Music Demos / Samples Below:
- Screen name:
- Level 3 - Drums77
- Member since:
- Dec 27 2007
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- 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:
Jonny Cash / The Police / Gov't Mule / Black Sabbath / Earth Wind Fire / Trouble Funk / Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers / The Gap Band / Tool / Dave Matthews Band / Opeth / Iron Maiden / Celtic Frost / Stevie Ray Vaughan / Porcupine Tree / Sade / October Project / Rush / Steely Dan / Primus / Alison Krauss and Union Station / Santana / Alabama / Buckethead / YellowJackets / Chicago / Kansas.
Enjoy playing with high energy but at low volumes. I studied and enjoy listening to a broad realm of music so not limited to one style. can read and write drums charts, for recording in the studio while following a click track and or improvise with fills on the fly while controlling the pocket.
In my own projects I sometimes prefer working with polyrhythms and playing odd meters / time signatures sometimes working around five-stroke rolls, quintuplets and sixteenth note triplet grooves.
Some African, Latin and Rock shuffle patterns.
However most music may just require a steady pulse to be tasteful and or required for the whole of the project and at the end of the day that is the job of a accomplished musician.
Currently working with a session studio project - Level 3. Our cover setlist pictured below ): but unfortunately on hold now because of Covid.
Interested in more projects to add to a future schedule in 2021. Venturing out of my comfort zone into some more challenging music, projects, bands and or studio atmosphere.
Some previous demos / studio recording below.
Established using click tracks and drum charts.
Cue Studios / Falls Church. Va
Ross Recording. / Stafford Va.
*Yamaha: 3 Piece Birch Custom Kit / *Mapex : 7 Piece Birch Touring Gibraltar Rack Kit.
*Zildjian- A & K Cymbals.
*Shure Drum Microphones
Noisegate / Pleasures Of The Flesh / Cue Studios Falls Church- Va
Noisegate / Pleasures Of The Flesh / Cue Studios Falls Church- Va Album: CD / From here to there Genre: Alternative
Cue Studios / Falls Church - VA Chart Music / No click Track
FullMoon Rising / Live - Jaxx Night Club -VA 2009
FullMoon Rising / Live - Jaxx Night Club -VA 2009 Year: 2009 Genre: Blues
Band - TTS Blue Attack Live / Jaxx Night Club -VA
Level 3 *
Three-piece fusion project.
Online utube session info below.