nhughesPHL
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, 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 am seasoned drummer who has played in a wide variety of original bands over the last 25 years - everything from rock, pop, Americana, folk, Celtic, classic rock, alternative, funk, experimental, etc. I have played covers in all of these bands and have played many weddings and parties throughout the years, ranging from all-cover sets, to a mix of originals and covers (both classic and modern top 40).

I'm looking to join a working cover band or corporate band. I am currently available for days, nights, and weekends. I am also a songwriter and a singer, which informs my drumming. I have often been called a "songwriter's drummer" because I play for the song first and foremost. I am more workman-like than flashy, and I enjoy sitting in the pocket and letting other instruments steal the show. Not to say that I can't provide a memorable fill or solo when needed, but only when necessary.

As far as playing covers, I can enjoy both accurately reproducing a recording of a song, or creating a complete reimagining - whatever works best for the situation. I currently have my own apartment with an electronic kit so I am able to practice daily by myself. I don't have a place for a band to practice, but I am willing to travel and help with rehearsal space as needed.

Screen name:
nhughesPHL
Member since:
Sep 17 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drummers - Buddy Rich, Phil Selway, Dave Weckl, Phil Collins, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff Porcaro, Dave Grohl, Stewart Copeland, John Bonham

Bands/Artists - Radiohead, Washed Out, Bear in Heaven, Peter Gabriel, Beach House, Death Cab For Cutie, Michael Jackson, The National, Tame Impala, Gotye, The Cardigans, Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Foo Fighters, Guster, Warpaint, Neon Trees, Pearl Jam, REM, Dave Matthews Band, The Aces, Atoms For Peace, M83, St. Lucia, U2, Beck, Middle Kids, Paramore, Young Summer, David Gray, The Frames, Ghost Beach, Incubus, Miguel, OK Go, PJ Harvey, Sarah Harmer, Spoon, The Stills, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Maynard Ferguson, Aerosmith, The Album Leaf, Alice In Chains, The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, Bruce Hornsby, Bruno Mars, The Carpenters, Soundgarden, The Dove and the Wolf, Nine Inch Nails, Fiona Apple, The Beatles, Guster, Huffamoose, Jeff Buckley, Live, Pink Floyd, Prince, Sevendust, Stars, Stevie Wonder, Switchfoot, Tom Petty, Van Halen, 80s New Wave, Yacht Rock, 70’s funk, Top 40 Pop, Classic Country, I swear I am not just naming Spotify playlists now…

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Tama Swingstar 1980's kit - Zildjian Cymbals
Roland V-Drums
Roland Juno Di

MUSIC