mike06111
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I studied jazz & rock drumming and percussion with renowned timpanist and educator Alexander Lepak while at Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. I also studied rock & jazz drumming with Gene Bozzi & Michael LaRosa. I studied jazz piano and theory with Ray Cassarino, onetime member of Woody Herman's band. I play many musical styles including rock, jazz, funk, classical, latin and more. I founded NewingtonMusic.com where I am a music teacher & producer. I have played with The Commuters - 80s Alternative Rock, IRN - Techno, Valley Swing Shift - Big Band Jazz, The Core - Alternative Rock, Blue Moon - Top 40, Babyshake - Original Alternative, Kings Highway - Classic Rock, Cinister - Hard Rock, and For The Record - Alternative Rock, as well ad timpani and percussion with The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, The Manchester Symphony and the Willimantic Orchestra. I've performed musicals with The Connecticut Theatre Company, Mark Twain Masquers, Hartford Stage Youth Theatre, and Farmington Valley Stage Company.

Screen name:
mike06111
Member since:
Oct 02 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Drummer Influences: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Max Roach, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

DW Performance Series, 5 piece. Ludwig Breakbeats 4 piece, Zildjian and Sabian cymbals, Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad

MUSIC