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I received my first drum-set at age 5 and have been drumming-on ever since, adding many types of percussion instruments to my tool-set through jr high & high school bands, drum & bugle corps, and continuing in college on a music scholarship as a music major, however I decided I didn’t want to teach music, so went another direction professionally.
I’ve played Contemporary Christian, Rock/Pop, Classic Rock, Country, Jazz and Blues, however have the interests and abilities to reach out to many other types of music as well. Also have a lot of studio and live performance experience.
I’m in the position of being able to devote myself full time to my music, and am searching for other musicians who also desire to tour full-time.
My approach to music is as a musician who has training in theory and composition, and combine it with my engineering background, meaning that I study each song and build my percussion grooves and fills to complement the music to the fullest of my abilities, putting a lot of time, thought and energy into each piece.
My personality is easy going with a strong sense of commitment & drive. Definitely not into drama, unprofessionalism or egos.
If my bio is of interest, I would appreciate your contact.
Thanks so much,
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Nov 04 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Definitely a wide range, from Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, Contemporary Christian & Country (BandMix lets us list 4 genre types max). Bottom line - I’m a Rock/Pop/Country/Jazz percussionist.
- Other Percussion:
Alesis DM10 MKII Pro with DW 9002 double kick pedal: A professional 10 piece digital set with dual-zone mesh heads (ultra quiet acoustically) and a pedal system used by many professional drummers (Carter Beauford of Dave Matthews Band for example). The Brain has 80 individual drum sets and more than 700 percussion sounds, providing a significant range of available sound options. My profile image is a stock photo of the kit.
I have a lot of experience on both electronic (Alesis & Roland digital sets) and acoustic drums. I prefer the Digital, as it provides greater control (volume, multiple sets & sounds, etc.), as well as greater sound clarity with the direct input connections, and mostly because of the significant percussion options available via the brain module & MIDI capability.