JonAlan1980-at--dotcom
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I have been playing drums for 20 years. Classically trained on piano, prior to learning guitar basics and [becoming a vocalist as well] I approach drums & percussion with the knowledge of every instrument I've learned to play to this point. Recently leaving a weekly gig of 14 years drumming for Parkgate Community Church in Pasadena, where pop, gospel, country, & contemporary church music were played, i'd like to explore drumming on records and for-hire for whatever the gig needs.
During my tenure at Parkgate, i also played with psychobilly band Dirk Strangely & the Hatchetmen, many open mics with fellow blues musicians at Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, & other various live gigs in almost every genre.
I've also helped produce music in all genres of music, including hip-hop, heavy metal, progressive rock & metal, and piano heavy pop.

Screen name:
JonAlan1980-at--dotcom
Member since:
May 28 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drumming influences include Steve Gadd, Carter Beauford, Keith Moon, & Stewart Copeland.
My favorite music includes Pink Floyd, Tool, Paul Simon, Lyle Lovett, Pete Yorn, Matt Costa, Slayer, Thrice, Lord Huron, The Pretty Reckless, Earth, Sarah McLachlan, Type O Negative, Radiohead, Skinny Lister, Family of the Year, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Metric, Jackson Browne, Queen, Loreena McKennit, Arctic Monkeys, The Dear Hunter, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Mike Patton, Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes, James Taylor, Cage the Elephant, Volbeat.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I play:
Maple shell PDP drums [toms 10", 12", & 16"; bass 22"; side snare 14" x 5.5"]with a main PDP snare made of Bubinga & Maple [14 x 7"].
Pearl Demonator double bass pedals.
Sabian AA, AAX, HH, & Paragon cymbals.
Evans drumheads.
Promark Mike Portnoy signature series sticks.
I have a Shure SM57 instrument mic.
Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar.
Ovation Celebrity CS28 Acoustic/Electric Guitar.
[ORIGINAL] 1965 Fender Mustang Electric Guitar.
Marshall Code 50 Guitar Amplifier.
Allen & Heath GL3 mixing board.