SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I'm Ryan, I'm a student majoring in Music Education at Brevard College, with a concentration in percussion. As a percussionist, I'm a bit of a hand drum and jazz vibraphone specialist, but I can play set and basically any other percussion instrument. Gear-wise, I own a drumset, a set of bongos, some accessories, and an antique xylorimba.

I've also been playing harmonica, pretty casually, for the past fifteen years or so, and in that regard, have diatonic harps in C, Bb, and A, and a chromatic harmonica.

I also play a few other instruments a little bit, including piano/keyboard, tin whistle, melodica, and I've dabbled in alto sax, flute, and viola. I can also sing backup if needed, and I'm reasonably good at hitting the right notes (range is about Eb2-C4) though I don't have the best tone.

Screen name:
MisterMarimba
Member since:
Mar 11 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
5
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I take influence from just about anywhere and everywhere. Die-hard Beatles fan, big jazz player, and I love "world music," and really niche stuff. Always looking for a unique sound.

If I had to name some particular artists, then percussion-wise, Ringo Starr, Luis Conte, Dance Papi, Evelyn Glennie, Gary Burton, Milt Jackson, and Meytal Cohen.

On harmonica, Charlie Musselwhite, Slim Harpo, Janis Joplin, Big Mama Thornton, and Indiara Sfair.

In general, the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, the Eagles, George Jones, Kesha, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kendrick Lamar, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Postmodern Jukebox.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Expert
Harmonica:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Bass:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Drumset (snare, kick, hi-hat, jazz/studio ride, titanium rock/metal ride, two toms, one floor tom, cowbell, a mangled china cymbal)
Bongos (LP, Luis Conte signature series)
Xylorimba (Deagan, probably 50-60 years old. Sounds great)
Glockenspiel

2 C Diatonic harmonicas (One Bluesband, one Hohner John Lennon "Imagine" series)
1 C Tremolo harmonica (Swan, I think)
1 Bb diatonic harmonica (Suzuki)
1 A diatonic harmonica (Swan)
1 chromatic harmonica (Swan)

Tin whistle (Dalton)
Melodica (Hohner, I think)
Flute (Harmony, mid-range student flute)

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Joint percussion/flute junior recital, featuring three flute solos ranging from baroque, classical, and romantic periods, and three percussion solos, all modern and very fresh and exciting, as well as an intense, edge-of-the-seat duet and possibly a jazz duo/trio.