MelissaB
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Band to Join.

ABOUT

I am the rhythm and the color.

I’m a solid drumkit player versed in lots of music genres – rock, jazz, world, funk, soul, lounge, acoustic and Latin. I love laying down music that makes people dance, and I have played in swing, funk and marimba bands. Range – soft and intimate to fat and heavy.

I’m also a Conguera (conga and tumba) and play traditional Latin percussion rhythms and instruments. Additionally, I can adapt Latin music to the American drum set. ‘Meld kit and percussion instruments simultaneously for hybrid sounds.

Hablo español bastante bien como para tocar los tambores en bandas latinas.

Professional work ethic and attitude, sober, drama-free. Serious audition requests only, please.

Screen name:
MelissaB
Member since:
Jul 23 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band), Jeff Porcaro (best studio drummer ever), Louis Bellson, Gary Patterson (The Guess Who), Dave Garibaldi (the funky Tower of Power), Vinicius Cantuária, Marcus Malone (Santana), Valerie Naranja (SNL), Gina Schock (Go-Gos), Ron Fish et al. (Dick Dale & His Del-Tones), Cindy Blackman (Lenny Kravitz et al.), Tito Puente, Elvin Jones (John Coltrane), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and Stanton Moore (Galactic).

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Other:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

- dw (Drum Workshop) 7-drum kit for a really BIG sound
- Yamaha Hipgig 4-drum set for small, bright sounds and gigs
- Pacific 4-drum set – canary yellow
- LP (Latin Percussion) conga and tumba
- Latin percussion instruments – shakers, bells, blocks, etc.