michael1414658
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Music is my passion. I could only list 4 types of genres that I'm interested in playing yet I can play many more. Jazz, R&B, Rock, Metal, Reggae, Latin, Country, Broadway Musical Orchestras, and even Marching Band Music.
Most importantly, I keep a good meter and I play with dynamics. I'm very versatile, flexible, easy to get along with and I even have all my teeth.?!?! Example of experience: If I'm on stage with you for the very first time and you turn around to me and say "...ok, we're gonna do an upbeat blues shuffle, in the key of E, and we're gonna come in on the 5..." I would know exactly what to do.

Screen name:
michael1414658
Member since:
Nov 10 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Over the years, there have been many. Buddy Rich, Gene Kruppa, and David Garibaldi are the guys I first studied. Later I got into Rock and listened to John Bonham, Keith Moon, Neil Pert. I started to develop my own style by mixing these genres together and many people liked it.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

I started off with a 4 piece drum set with one 18" crash and a 20" ride. It was a Ludwig from the late 60's. Over the years it has grown to a 7 piece Pearl Custom Sessions (maple wood) with 7 cymbals, double bass peddles and bongos off to the side.