SEEKINGBand to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Piano, Background Singer.
Thank you for stopping to read my profile.
Currently, I'm dedicated to one band which is startup cover band and a few other independent recording projects. However, I am always willing to collaborate with like-minded musicians who are interested in all-originals, covers or a combination of both.
In the meantime, I am available to fill in or provide you recorded drum tracks for your songs or project. I am experienced to provide lessons from the beginner to advanced level ranging from concert snare performance to all styles on the drum kit. I can assist with audition prep and train in sight reading or music theory in general.
I am trained in most major genres - jazz, funk, rock, latin, reggae, Middle-Eastern and classical. I can read sheet music and jazz charts.
I began playing at age 10 but didn't sit behind my first kit until high school. I was soon sitting behind an all-original fusion / rock / dance band which gained some local popularity. We hit the Dallas club circuit and started to get a little following. That short-lived claim to fame ended with my decision to join the U.S. Marine Corps with hopes of being a military musician. I was accepted and attended the Armed Forces School of Music (Norfolk, VA) where I gained an in-depth study of drums, percussion, ear-training and theory from same of the most amazing instructors in the country.
I have a homemade studio and finally put together a great inventory of drums, snares, cymbals and percussion. I am always learning and working on my coordination, stick control, footwork, timing, and getting back into the groove! I enjoy the challenge of working out new grooves.
If any of this interests you or you feel we might be a good match, please drop a line and introduce yourself and let's see where it goes.
Thanks again and I look forward to from you!
Member: Percussive Arts Society
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 23 2018
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
JR Robinson, Weckl, Gadd, Garibaldi, DeJonnette, Becker, Sucherman, Copeland, Van Halen, Peart, Purdie, Bonham, Porcaro, Steve Smith, Hakim, Teri Lynn Carington, Sheila E., Tito Puente, El Negro, Changuito, Starks, Stubblefield, Royster Jr., Larnell Lewis, Mangini, Rich, Krupa
My influences span a wide range of genres, but I tend to lean more towards funk, contemporary jazz (fusion), soul, R&B, rock, and BIG BAND SWING (first groove I learned behind the kit).
- Other Percussion:
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Background Singer:
Gretsch Catalina Maple - 7pc
Paiste: Color Sound 900 Medium / Heavy, PST-7, PST-X,
2002 15" Sound Edge HH
Alesis Sample Pad Pro
Audio: Lewitt Audio Mics / Tascam, Berhinger Interfaces, Yamaha MG20XU Mixer, JBLPro EON12 PA Speakers
IEM: UE 11-Pro
Hardware: Tama Dyna-Sync Single & Double Pedals, Iron Cobra PDP / Gibraltar
Ahead Spinal Glide
Vic Firth: 5A's, Freestyle, Mallets, Steve Gadd Brushes, HotRods, Rule 505's
LP - Performerr Series Congas, Shakers, Medium & High Jam Blocks, Salsa Claro, Black Beauty Senior, Chad Smith Ridge Rider, Claves
Gon Bop - Bongos
Mienl: Guiro, Cabassa