SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.
I am a 62 year "young" man, who lives in Oklahoma City, OK. who's primary instrument are the drums, I started learning to play the drums in 1970 and I'm still playing them. Although my music actually started around 1965, when I started learning to play the piano in 1st grade. But, as I mentioned, the drums is my first passion and love.
I've had 3 bands(In High School, In the Navy and a large cover band) and I played in 3(orchestra, jazz/big band, church band(Englush and Spanish services).
My genre includes: 40s - early 80s from classic rock, classic country, swing/big bands, some jazz, some R & B, 70s disco, and some others.
I have also played the Timpanies, Congos and some other percussion instruments.I would love to learn to play the Steel Drums.
I don't smoke, drink or do drugs.I would like to travel and play throughout the USA.
I would be interested in learning and playing new music/songs, depending on the venue. Even though I'm interested in playing covers,etc., I would like to be able to have our own sound and music.
I clicked on: "UNSPECIFIED" for the "Practicing" due to the fact I don't really have a place to practice. I live in a Senior Apartment complex, which makes it hard because I have to keep the volume down. But, I do have some decent neighbors that do enjoy listening to me, but I still can't practice like I want. Plus, the apartments are somewhat small, and with everything we have, my wife and I, it makes it hard to move around when I have my drums set up. Now, if there is ANYBODY that would have or knows of a place that I can use to practice and possibly keep my drums there, I really would appreciate the help.
MY BIGGEST GOAL/DREAM IS TO PERFORM ON AGT, GO TO THE FINALS AND WIN IT ALL!!!! I have some ideas for each of the contests. This would give the band some excellent promoting coverage.
I know this EVIL, DEVILISH virus has us scared and DON'T know what to do, but I believe music would help us all, and if we keep the CDC's requirements, we can STILL practice and play gigs and have fun. I have a picture that reads: "WHERE WORDS FAIL, MUSIC SPEAKS". In many ways, music can be and IS OUR COMFORT ZONE. Let's use it and help make those around us that are suffering, I don't know, feel at ease, feel like there IS hope.
Here's an idea: Some way, some how, let's all the musicians and bands come together and have a benefit concert. Even if it's just a single person that wants to show their support and talents. It can be Amateurs to Semi-Professionals, maybe even Professional Bands. I know this would be a BIG project, but, IF WE BELIEVE AND WANT TO HELP AND BE SUPPORTIVE, this WILL HAPPEN.
I would like to do some traveling as well, and play at various locations and venues.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 10 2018
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Louis Bellson.
BANDS LIKE AND CAN PLAY: STYX. BEATLES, DEEP PURPLE, THE SAFARIES(WIPEOUT), EAGLES, NEIL DIAMOND, CARPENTERS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, BOSTON, DOLLY PARTON, NEIL SEDAKA, GLEN MILLER, DONNA SUMMERS, CHICAGO, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND, 3 DOORS DOWN(KRYTONITE), ELVIS, EUROPE(The Final Countdown), THREE DOG NIGHT, BON JOVI(Living on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Wanted Dead or Alive), JOHN MELLENCAMP, BRYAN ADAMS, BONNIE TYLER(Total Eclipse to the Heart), POISON(Every Rose Has Its Thorn), CARPENTERS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PETER, PAUL AND MARY, BAY CITY ROLLERS, ABBA, FLEETWOOD MAC, PAPER LACE, PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS, BUDDY RICH, FRANK SINATRA, DEAN MARTIN, NAT KING COLE, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, BREAD(The Best of Bread), HANK WILLIAMS, Sr, AEROSMITH(Walk This Way, Dream On), CONWAY TWITTY, GLEN CAMPBELL, KENNY ROGERS, BILL CONTI(Gonna Fly Now), DOO WOP, SURVIVOR(Eye of the Tiger), JAMES BROWN(Living in America), BUDDY HOLLY, ANIMALS(House of the Rising Sun), KANSAS, BOB SEGAR(Turn the Page), ZZ TOP, LED ZEPPELIN(Stairway to Heaven),JOHNNY CASH, JOURNEY, HEART, CYNDI LAUPER, BILLY JOEL, DIRE STARITS, THE MAMMAS AND THE PAPAS, BEE GEES, some BARRY MANILOW, JOHN DENVER, JIM CROCE, CAT STEVENS, RAY STEVENS, HEART, PETER CETERA(Glory of Love), MEAT LOAF, NORMAN GREENBAUM, DON McLEAN, AMERICA, EDDIE RABBIT, REO SPEEDWAGON, BLONDIE, DION, FRAMKIE, VALLI, REBA McENTIRE, STEVE MILLER BAND, THE HOOLIES, THE MOODY BLUES, THE DRIFTERS, ROLLING STONES, ELTON JOHN, GORDON LIGHTFOOTE, BARBRA STREISAND, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, BTO-Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, CCR, Tubular Bells, WALTER MURPHY(5th of Beethoven), DOOBIE BROTHERS, DON MOEN(ChristianMusic), KEN KENOLY(Christian Music), Integrity Music(Christian Music), just to name a few, plus, there ARE many more.
- Other Percussion:
Alesis Electronic Drums;
Mendini 5pc drum set, with Zildjian Cymbals
A pair of Maracas