RedRider89
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SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Hi there! I'm looking to join or form a band when the COVID-19 dust settles. A handful of cover songs would be OK, but I want to focus on creating original music. I do a lot of writing in my spare time, so I can also create lyrics.

My experience spans about 16 years, but I went through a three-year hiatus from regular practice (living situation and personal issues). However, the love is back! I'm rejuvenated and have been practicing daily with much more discipline and determination than ever before, and having fun with every step! The bottom line: I'm excited to play with some cool, like-minded musicians and see where we can take this thing!

FYI: Between my apartment and my mom's basement, I don't have rehearsal space for a full band (a few hours with my acoustic kit on the weekends is enough of a headache on my mom...). We would need to make some kind of arrangement.

Screen name:
RedRider89
Member since:
Mar 17 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drummers: Neil Peart (RIP), Gavin Harrison, Stewart Copeland, Alex Van Halen, Roger Taylor, Mike Portnoy, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, and Gene Krupa.

Favorite bands: Rush, Porcupine Tree, Queen, The Police, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Warren Zevon, Van Halen, The Talking Heads, Judas Priest, The Who, Dream Theater, Queensryche, and Iron Maiden to name a few.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

My primary kit:
- 4 pc Pearl Export shells (12", 13", and 16" toms, 22" bass)
- 6", 8", and 10" roto-toms
- 14" Pearl Masters' snare
- Meinl Byzance cymbals (hi-hat, 16" and 18" crashes, 16" trash, 20" thin ride)
- Meinl Classics 8" bell
- 10" Zildjian ZBT splash
- 12" and 16" Wuhan chinas
- 20" Zildjian A Custom ping ride cymbal
- Tama Speed Cobra 910 double-pedal
- Windchimes, bell kit, cowbell, agogo bells, and blocks

For daily practice in my apartment, I use an Alesis Surge electric 5-pc kit with my old Pearl Eliminator double bass pedal.