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I play drums. I have a couple of decades of experience behind the kit, but don't let that fool you - I am very young looking and very young at heart. I have tried to learn competence with a lot of different styles, but my sweet spot is right through the center of popular rock. I know hundreds of covers, but am most comfortable working out my own parts for original tunes. My kit is old, but adequate, and I'd like to upgrade soon.

Besides drumming, I also am an audio engineer with studio experience on both sides of the glass. I have a small live sound business and strong skills with the dials and faders. I produce custom soundtracks and have developed a decent catalog of my own original electronic music pieces.

I have recently parted ways with an original classic-ish rock band that I had been with for a couple of years. I'm eager for a new project - I'm pretty open to ideas. I've had a blast with money-making cover bar bands. But I would also love to find an original project I can really believe in.

I don't mind the rock-and-roll lifestyle, and I don't mind a party at practice or at the gig. But that'll only work if everyone is comfortable with each other's professionalism.

I'm ready to practice a few nights a week, maybe gig a couple more - and tour when possible.

You can find me on The Faysebouk by searching for "Best Sound Around". ;)

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Member since:
Mar 08 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


These artists have affected me musically:
Led Zeppelin - Collective Soul - The Police - Dave Matthews Band - Boston - Incubus - Van Halen - REM - The White Stripes - Pink Floyd - Nirvana - Supertramp - The Eagles - Smashing Pumpkins - Billy Joel - Queen - Ben Folds - Weezer - Nine Inch Nails - Stone Temple Pilots - Talking Heads - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Toto - Fuel - Foreigner - and a long list of 80's and 90's one-hitters.

And these have shaped my drumming style:
Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) - Phil Collins - Tommy Lee - Dave Grohl - Jeremy Taggart (Our Lady Peace) - Larz Ulrich - Bud Guagh (Sublime) - John Bonham (obviously) - Mick Fleetwood - Tre Cool - and 80's and 90's pop and hip-hop drum machines.

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It's an old Pearl Export kit. It sounds old, but it still sounds good. Looking to upgrade soon. Meanwhile, I've got a killer snare sound and cymbal mix to make up for it.

Besides the kit, I've got a nice pair of Bose L1's for mains, a Soundcraft mixer, and some mic's and stuff. It's a live sound business. O.o