MaGroove FillzGood
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After many years of playing and instructing as a drummer I've enjoyed great experiences worldwide. In 2008 fall I concluded touring worldwide with a award winning Blues band (.bluemercy). More recently I have kept busy locally performing with a Houston based Blues Band and various other R&B, Jazz, Latin Jazz and church groups. I enjoy and work in a variety of genres, ranging from blues to funk to Christian rock to latin jazz to alternative to heavy metal/rock to R&B etc...! Currently I'm involved in a new project with a new band, STONY & HEMP home based here in Houston, Tx. We will perform our debut gig at BAYOU A DRINK, Spring, Tx on February 18, 2012 from 3pm ~ 7pm . It's the MARDI GRAS PARTY ALL on the Saturday following Fat Tuesday! We will bring a fresh and explosive show to this Mardi Gras gala. Our music is a blend of Soulful Blues, Rock, R&B, Funk and Gospel. We simply play Good Music that will touch all those who attend ... we want everyone to come and Party, Dance, Eat, Celebrate and thoroughly enjoy themselves from start to finish! Please continue to check here for upcoming tour dates and locations for STONY & HEMP!

As a teacher I am focused on beginning level students who need a good foundation in the basics as well as working with intermediate level students who are looking to improve certain aspects of their playing. I enjoy working in the studio environment and look to do as much of that in the future as possible. I am passionate about my craft and feel very fortunate to have had the experiences over the years and looking forward to putting the pedal to the metal over the next 5 yrs, both in the studio and in live performances. What a Fantastic way to spend a lifetime ... Music is the Message!

check me out at: .simplytightgrooves

Screen name:
MaGroove FillzGood
Member since:
Mar 31 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
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

The list would require more memory than available here, however; I will have to identify those that go me started, Mom, my Pops, my grandmother, my best friend's older brother(he was my first influence and teacher), all my instructors, many of my fellow bandmates over the years and some really down-to-earth drum center owners and staff. As for the drummers who've influenced me, well to simplify this let's just say from Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Art Blakley, Bernard Perdie, Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, almost all of the funk and R&B drummers of the 60's & 70's, the hard rock drummers of the 70's, John Robinson, Dave W., Omar Hakim, Dennis Chambers, Yogi Horton, Vinnie C., Alex Van Halen, Stewart Copeland, Steve Jordan, Tommy Igoe, Gregg Bissonette, Horacio Hildalgo, Alex Acuna, Tito Puentes, Greg Hayward, Philly Jo Jones... in short I've listened to as many of these people and more as I could over the years. Locally I've been motivated by my current teacher, George Wiemer and several monster local players, Mark Simmons(Al Jarreau), Chris Dave(Modern Drummer cover July '06), Earnest Walker, Matt R. Johnson, Cory Tice, Trevor Root, John Feldmann, Patrick Kelly, Eric Porter, and recent Guitar Center Drumoff Finalist at the National event Isaiahs Gil. On tour I've met many fabulous drummers but several who had a great affect on me are Mike Aubin, Big Eyed Willie Smith and "Mo" of the fantastic Lonnie Baker Brooks Blues Band ... these guys were very humble, encouraging and supportive and have remained influential in my life. I've been influenced by students as well; it's not always the accomplished players who are able to inspire when you truly love this craft and respect the work it requires to excel in this profession. I'm grateful to all of them for everything they've afforded me as a drummer, a musician and a human being!

EQUIPMENT

Strata White Pearl Export Radical Series 5pc to include 10, 12 rack toms, 16 floor tom, 22x18 kick, 14x5.5 wood snare, Yamaha 14x6 Absolute Birch Snare Ebony Finish, 14" Sabian AAX HHats, 14" Paiste Alpha Sound Edge HHats, 17" 2002 Paiste Crash, 17" Paiste Med Cr, 16" Paiste Innovation Thin Cr, 12" Zildjian Special Recording HHats, 10" Paiste Innovation Splash, 8" Paiste Alpha Splash, 18" Paiste Innovations China, 20" Zildjian A Custom Med Ride, 6" Zildjian Zil-Bel, Rock 'n Soc drum throne, 2x Pearl snare & HHat stds, DW5000AD3 Turbo kick pedal, DW8000 double kick pedal, Yamaha remote HHat system, a Ludwig Acrolite aluminum 14x5.5 snare and a 13x3 Pacific Chrome Piccolo Snare. Sticks of choice depend on what I'm playing but typically you'll find either of these sticks in my hands ... Vater 5A Special Hickory, Vater Recording Sugar Maple or Hickory, in addition to the various brushes, mallets and Hot Rods I use as needed. Road Runner Gig bags and hard cases. I have recently ordered a new Pearl Reference Series 4 pc kit with expectations of receiving it late spring 2012 as they are on back order at present. Additionally I will be upgrading my cymbals, hardware and snare drums.

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Past Events

Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts July 27 & 28

North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland Maine July 14 & 15.

Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Attack of the Killer Bluesfest July 4 - 15, featuring such great artists as George Clinton to Bob Dillon.

Internationale Blues Festival in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada 6,7,8th of July

Overseas Blues Tour May 17 thru 22

Overseas Tour

Overseas Tour

April 27: Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy / 9:00pm / $15
April 28: Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy / 9:00pm / $15

Virginia's premier small concert venue, where we make live music an experience!
April 27: Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy / 9:00pm / $15
April 28: Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy / 9:00pm / $15

Gumbalaya's, a new southern cajun style restaurant that will also feature live music. Start time will be approx. 9pm ... burning it up 'til around 1am. So put on your dancing shoes, grab a friend and let's start this venue off right! Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Should be a real "right" kind of night for those who want to hear some Hot Texas blues sung by one of this year's Blues Music Awards nominees in the category for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist category. Come out and see what all the fuss is about!!

LOCATION: 5519 Caplin St
Houston, Tx 77026
713.491.0210

Contact Gumbalaya's for tickets!