SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Fiddle, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.
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". ;)
- Screen name:
- 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.
- Other Percussion:
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
The Rain Dogs - So Is My Love
The Rain Dogs - So Is My Love Year: 2013 Genre: Alternative
I performed drums on this track with my last band, The Rain Dogs. I also recorded, mixed, and mastered the track in a basement studio.
The Rain Dogs - Bare Your Teeth
The Rain Dogs - Bare Your Teeth Year: 2013 Album: q Genre: Alternative
Another Rain Dogs track featuring myself on drums, digital recorder, and digital audio workstation.
Trip Trik - Two Poses
Trip Trik - Two Poses Year: 2013 Genre: Electronic
For shits and giggles, here's one of my latest electronic pieces. If you like, there's more at soundcloud under the name The Trip Trik.