Photodrum
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Background: Started playing in 3rd grade. 1st gig at 13 YO, weekly lessons for 15+ years, Associate in Music, attended North Texas State for performance, studied Indian Classical music in NYC. Played 6 nights a week for years then quit. Drums were stored for 20+ years. In the fall of 2013, I set them up and started to get my hands and reading eyes re-wired to my brain.

Focus: I want to find musicians to play mostly jazz, built around piano-bass-drums with another player or two, but I'd be very happy playing latin, R&B, rock, funk and more as lesser ingredients in the mix. I wouldn't mind backing a jazz vocalist with a light mix of these other idioms. My primary musical mission is to have FUN and for me, improvisation is a big part of that. I'm not ruling out wedding bands, dance bands, top 40, radio rock, etc. but they are low on my list - been there done that. Touring or playing every night are non-starters, but a little practice and the occasional gig on the weekends would be nice!

I have not done any studio recording, but would feel completely comfortable and capable in performing like this.

Contact: Call or email me. Let's get together and see if something happens. fwl.3 or 813 335 7688.

Screen name:
Photodrum
Member since:
Jan 21 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Drummers: Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Dave Weckl, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Bill Bruford, Vinnie Colaiuta, Alla Rakha, Dennis Chambers, more...

Genres: Classical, Post-classical, Pop, Rock, Indian Classical music, Jazz, Latin pop and jazz, fusion, traditional Japanese music, Afro-pop, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Funk, Brazilian Samba, you-name-it.

Artist and band Influences: C Parker, J Coltrane, M Davis, McCoy Tyner, Michael McDonald, Herbie Hancock, T Monk, I Stravinsky, Stevie Wonder, C Debussey, G Ligetti, Quincy Jones, J Mitchell, Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Joel, Chaka Khan, Parliament, Marvin Gaye, Zappa, C Santana, 4 Tops, Earth Wind and Fire, Sinatra, Mahavishnu Orch., C Corea, Eric Clapton, Sting, BB King, Ravi Shankar, Billie Holiday, Yes, S Vaughan, P Gabriel, more, more, more...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

8 pc DW Collector's kit (22bd, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 14sd, 10sd), tons of cymbals, 5 pc Gretsch bop kit (18bd,14,12,10 toms,14sd). I do not have cases for the DW kit - yet. I have mics and stands, software, mixer so as to record some demo tracks or more. Stay tuned soon...............