Michael Rosa
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Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonica.

ABOUT

Just retired from the medical field. I have un-retired my Drum sets from a long rest period. I just had the privilege of seeing my friends from the Butterfield Band get inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. It inspired me to go back to performing. I'm very proud to have played with those guys back in the 70's. Most recently I've occupied the drum kit with Moose and the Bulletproof Band playing Mangrove Mamas, Virgilios, NYE 1016 Private Party, Looe Key Jam. I'm also working with David Feder, Emily Springsteen, Larry Baeder, Cliff Stutts and Joanne Mackell...

Screen name:
Michael Rosa
Member since:
May 14 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Love the Kings, BB, Albert, Freddy. Chicago Blues Paul Butterfield band. Back in the day played with several blues greats on telethon pick up gigs and covered the Chitlin circuit in San Francisco for 20 years. Played with SF greats Johnny Nitro, Lisa Kindred, Freddy Roulette, Willie Riser, Barry Melton (the Fish) Cecil (Jerry) Whitmore, Curtis Lawson, Beverly Stovall, Theordis Ealey. Did opening act concerts with Rock band WINDOW in SF in the 70's for the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Clover aka Huey Lewis. Have you Got a bigger band doing Earth Wind and Fire, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Carol King, ARETHA, Donna Summer type music...I'll hit it like it stole my wallet! Got a Country Band? Got the shirts and boots!

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Vintage 1980's Gretsch 6 pc Jasper shells for big venues and concerts. Gretsch Catalina kit for Blues and Small venues, Sonor Martini kit, great practice kit can be used for acoustic shows, Zildjian K&A cymbals, Sabian Cymbals, Paiste Cymbals. Good transportation. Available to work the Lower Keys, I'll listen to offers Islamorada-Key Largo if expenses are paid.