SEEKING

Band to Join, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.

ABOUT

Here’s the situation: I’ve been playing professionally for nearly 35 years, and have decided it time to take matters into my own hands and establish a premier high energy “thing” here in the C.Springs area. That being said, I’m in no way limiting my vision to simply playing cover tunes in local clubs – instead, my goal is to take whatever aspires from this and run with it as far as possible. To get this cruise line headed out of port, I decided upon the band name “One Foot Out” (.onefootoutband), and am ready to begin searching for the right members to set sail with...

About me … I’m currently a very young 51 years old, and have been playing drums/percussion for 35+ years, receiving my first professional lessons at age 10. I went on to play in school band programs all the way into college, and immediately began playing night clubs upon graduating high school. Fast forward “several” years, and I’ve racked up countless live hours behind my various kits, while at the same time earning a nice/professional/reliable career with the US Air Force – got to see the world and play in many different local bands along the way! (Note: I'm no longer active duty; I've since retired from the DoD, and am a licensed contractor today - own my own business.)

Here’s my criteria: Although there's always room for additional musical growth, I feel I've pretty much mastered (94.6%) my instrument as well as my uncanny sense of humor, and am looking for like-minded/abilitied musicians who: 1) inspire me to reach my 99.9% potential, 2) want to have a great time on stage, 3) have a kindred soul/desire to create/perform music, and 4) desire to leave audiences “wowed” each and every performance.

For the sake of being able to hear a small assortment of my drumming abilities, I’m including several of my previous demo recordings with my former band Trademark Infringement – a local 60s, 70, and 80s classic rock band I performed with for over a year in the greater C.Springs area … am singing backup vocals on each track.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in/qualified for, please send me an e-mail at: don4ster(at)(dot)com, or give me (Don) a call at 719-210-5173.

Screen name:
One Foot Out
Member since:
Apr 13 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

There have been many throughout my different stages of development: Steve Smith, Neil Peart, Terri Bozio, Stewart Copeland, Scott Rockenfield, Rod Morgenstein, A. Van Halen, Carter Beuford, Mike Portnoy, and the list goes on...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Gretsch 6-piece, rack-mounted Renown Maple accoustic set (color = transparent ebony) with A.K.G. mics, and various Roland midi triggering equipment/sound modules (which I really don't use much these days, but are nice to keep in the "tool chest"). I also have various PA equipment, to include a 24-channel Roland mixing board, a wedge monitor, and audio technica headset mic for back-up vocals.

MUSIC