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ABOUT

MERWIN - Drums.
Started playing drums in grade school. Joined a band in middle school, then other bands of all kinds including a "Chicago/Tower of Power" style horn band, college jazz big bands and jazz ensembles. Eventually became the drummer for PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS for 3 years...stage name of "Samurai Raider"! (rock).
Locally played gigs with Korla Wygal, Jacqueline Tabor, Hilary Harris (traditional jazz), Deems Tsutakawa (funk jazz) and other funk & rock groups. Creating a groove with drive, intensity, musical character & sophistication are the elements I seek to contribute to a band, with an emphasis on dynamics, and focused listening to other band members...together building an outstanding group sound - more than just jamming. Have enjoyed compliments on having a style and groove that supports and elevates the groups' sound.
Also, SING BACKUP AS WELL AS SOME LEADS. 206.232.0314

Screen name:
mer-win
Member since:
Feb 03 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Phone: 206.232.0314:
Primary Influences: Tony Williams (Miles Davis), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Ginger Baker (Cream), Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones. Secondary: Many others

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Drum set, conga, bongos, various percussion