SEEKINGBand to Join.
Prefer Working Tribute or Cover Band.
Bars, Fairs, Casinos, Parties
Some Travel Possible, Day gig has some flexibility.
Sub work for STRUT Classic Rock
Rock Classic - Ballads to Anthems
LAC/DC, a Los Angeles based tribute to the legenday AC/DC.
- Screen name:
- Mark DAmato
- Member since:
- Nov 29 2007
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
My drumming inspiration comes from a lot of places, but I was influenced early on by Jeff Porcaro (Toto), Steve Smith (Journey), Neil Peart (Rush). I always loved the power and simplicity of Phil Rudd (AC-DC).
Simon Kirk (Bad Co), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Denny Carmassi (Heart), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Ian Paice (Deep Purple) crafted amazing drum parts, without which many classic songs just wouldn't be the same. I've got a pair of Tommy Aldrich (Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas) Signature Drums Sticks that I got from Tommy at a Clinic In Simi Valley. They have been in every car I've owned since the 80's. (They help me stay calm in LA Traffic).
I'm a big fan of Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog), Daniel Adair (Nickelback, 3 Doors Down), Greg Upchurch (3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd), Scott Phillips (Creed, Alter Bridge), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, GNR, The Cult). Recently, I had the chance to meet Bobby Jarzombek (Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach) who has seriously influenced the way I think about double bass!
I use Tama Rockstar Custom Drums and Tama Titan Hardware, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Evans Heads, AKG & Shure Micrphones.
Drum sizes available are 10", 12", 14" 16" & 22" Kick.
I'll use different setups depending on the performance.
I have these snare drums available as well- Tama 8x14" Imperialstar Steel, Pearl 5x14" Seamless Brass, Yamaha 5x13" Mushashi Oak, Tama 8x14"Birch.
I always use a Tama Iron Cobra Single or Double Pedal.
One Last Kiss
One Last Kiss Genre: Classic Rock
Recorded at the Hit Shed (Poison's Studio) May 2001 Produced By Rikki Rockett, Cliff Calabro, Bone Engineered by Cliff Calabro Written by BONE Anthony Love - Lead Vox Jon Linn - Guitar, Vox Tom Edwards - Lead Guitar, Vox Fred - Bass guitar Mark D'Amato - Drums
Meant to Be
Meant to Be Genre: R&B
Recorded at the The Den (2000) Enigineered By Darian Cowgill Produced by John Steinreich, Chantel Stenreich, Mike Jackson Written by Chantel Steinreich Lead Vox - Chantel Steinreich Backing Vox - Jynnifer Washington Backing Vox- Sydney Briggs Backing Vox - Mike Jackson Lead & Rhythm Guitar - Ed Kinneavey Bass Guitar - Roland Guerrero Keyboards - John Steinreich Drums - Mark D'Amato
Killin' Me Genre: Alternative
Recorded In home studio (1998) Engneered & Produced by the band. Written by Greg Parker Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vox - Greg Parker Lead Guitar, Vox - Gary McInnis Bass Guitar, Vox - Keith Widom Drums - Mark D'Amato