michael548448
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ABOUT

Email: michaelmatz67
Phone: 720-763-0580

I am a professional musician with 20+ years experience in the music industry. Playing with various groups of different generes at bars, nightclubs, venues, festivals, corporate events, and weddings. I am a graduate of McNally Smith Institute of Music with a Technical Degree in Music Performance and Education. Over the years I have played with artists such as: Ray White (Frank Zappa), World Famous Bola Abimbola from Nigeria (creator of fuji-pop), Fareed Haque (Garage Mahal), Jerry Joseph (The Jackmormons), Danny Hutchens (Bloodkin), Damon Wood (James Brown), Garrett Sayers (the Motet), and Taylor Hicks (5th season American Idol Winner). I have collaborated with acts such as: Miles Lee Band, Electric side Dish, Stanky Pockets, Harmonious Junk, Dyrty Byrds, Baked Iguana, The Sneaky Bastards, and Dr. Poz and the Funky Crew. I'm also proud to say I have shared the stage with other big names (to name a few) such as: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Dave Nelson and New Riders of the Purple Sage, Johnny Winter, and PBS (Porter, Batiste, and Stoltz).

I am a very professional, well rounded, well rehearsed, versatile, and intuitive player, with excellent improvisatioanl skills and creative flare. Also, I'm a firm believer in practicing on your own time as to come to rehearsal prepared to perform. I am down to "jam", if the music is somewhat improvisational and requires it.

I am looking for a band that plays regularly, pays at least $100/local, and $200+/in -state per member per gig. Professional and serious inquiries only please.

For those who are interested, I give Drum/Percussion lessons from beginner to advanced.

Screen name:
michael548448
Member since:
Sep 07 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

I have taken away a plethora of things and have been influenced by many different styles of music and drumming. My influences include, but are not limited to: Steve Gadd (Paul Simon), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Tony Williams (Miles Davis), Richie Albright (Waylon Jennings), Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers), Giovanni Hidlago (Dizzie Gillespie), Steve Jordan (SNL Band, Blues Brothers), Questlove (The Roots), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Lenny White (Chick Corea), Gordy Knudtson (Steve Miller Band), Bill Kruetzman (Grateful Dead), and many more AWESOME DRUMMERS and PERCUSSIONISTS!!!!!!

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

4 piece Pearl Prestige Studio Custom (all birch, 8 ply blue laquer), various Zildjian and Sabian cymbals, LP congas, Toca bongos, and many other auxiliary percussion instruments.

MUSIC