Professional Drummer, 20+ years of playing experience, most of which spent playing in band settings. 15+ years of active gigging experience.
Co-founder of DE-based cover band "What Mama Said", active in DE/MD/VA/PA from 2007-2014. Current drummer and co-founder of DE cover band, Feeling Lucky (feelingluckyband), active since 2016. Former drummer for Maryland based cover band, "The Vigilantes" on and off through 2015. I can play a wide selection of genres as I have covered Top 40, Rock, Grunge, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Heavy Metal, Punk, Reggae - you name it, I've played it.
I also have original experience, mostly in the Punk, Hardcore, and Metal Genres.
I am not currently looking for another full-time band but I am available for fill-in gigs and would also be open to a tribute act, if it's the right genre.

Email: mjshallcross at G mail dot com

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Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 24 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:


Some of my favorite bands are: Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust, In Flames, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, All That Remains, Pantera, Strung Out, Godsmack, etc.

Some of my favorite drummers: Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, Chris Adler, Joey Jordison, Jordan Burns, Lars Ulrich, Nick Menza, Carter Beauford, Tommy Lee, Travis Barker, Justin Foley, Jason Bitner, Morgan Rose.

I would consider my natural playing style as "heavy". I play loud but with expert technique (I don't break sticks) but I can adjust my style to the gig. I tend to push and drive the beat more than I play behind it but I have excellent meter and extensive experience playing to a click-track.

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Background Singer:


Pearl Cyrystal Beat 6-pc
Pearl Session SMX (maple) 6-pc.
Pearl Masters MCX (maple) 5-pc.
Pearl ICON Rack & Hardware
Pearl MCX Maple Snare
Pearl Free-Floating Brass & Acrylic Snares
Sabian Cymabls
Pearl Pedals
Ahead Throne
Shure Beta 52 Bass Mic
Audix F-Series Tom Mics
Audix i5 Snare Mic
Audix Om-2 Vocal Mic
Aquarian Drum Heads
Vater Sticks
Alien Ears In-Ear Monitors

Email: mjshallcross@gmail.com