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[ ] My name is Germaine, I am drummer with over 20 years experience and many style variations vary in from ROCK, metal, grunge, speed metal, jazz, fusion, Latin, Brazilian Samba, disco, pop, new wave.

I started playing at the age of 7 beating on a broomstick which I had cut in half getting my mother upset at the time. I was in complete amazement at a band called Rush and their drummer Neal Pratt who would become my main influence in ROCK drumming. Along with *Led Zeppelin, **Judas Priest, Motley Crue, ***Ratt,Europe, Quiet Riot, Van Halen, Guns N Roses, ***Queens Ryche,****Dokken, **Scorpions, Def Lepperd, Bon Job I, **UFO, ****Iron Maiden, ***Dio,***Ozzy, *Alice in Chains,
***Dream Theater,***Triumph, ***White Snake, *****Journey,*Gary Moore, Bryan Adams, **Krokus, Marillion, Y&T, *Molly Hatchet, The Cult,
****Yngwye Malmsteem, **Sammy Hagar,* Great White,***Night Ranger, **38 Special, **Helloween,
*Metal Church, **Sting(Copeland) Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Metallica and some that I can't think of now.
As I evolved in drumming,I found jazz was a serious challenge and a different world altogether. Having added linear patterns and difficult rudiments and different styles from different jazz drummers like Krupa, Rich,Weckl, Erskine, Gadd, Cobham.
I am a big fan of big band jazz and classical music as well.

My original set is a 8 piece Pearl (Ferrari Red) with 22" bass drums( condensed to single bass drum and use a double bass pedal, 14" Yamaha snare, 14",15" mounted toms,16", 18" floor time.
Also use 6",8",10" rototoms. For cymbals I use 14"Paiste hihats, Zildjian8",10"splash,Paiste 16",18" crash and Sabian 20" China and ride. Double bass pedals are Pearl. Also play a Pearl Cajon which I use to play at acoustic gigs and for Peruvian music. Also use LP bongos for salsa.

Lately I have been trying to emulate styles of speed metal drummers in bands such as Meshugga, Mastodon, Arch Enemy. Seems like the sky's the limit now with speed, accuracy and style.

I am looking to start or join a tribute or top 40 rock band. I am a medical professional and so I do have a real job and can practice one day during the week and Saturday or Sundays for gigs. I am responsible and would like to join band with others who have similarbstyles or likes to make some great music. I may also add that I can adapt to any style and band situation that I am in, I don't judge and respect fellow musicians and their points of view. I can practice on a whim and luckily my career allows me to adapt to bands schedule.

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Gigs played:
50 to 100
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2-3 times per week
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My favorite bands

Aug 19, 2014

My favorite bands
Judas Priest
Yngwye Malmsteem
Iron maiden
Black sabbath
Avenged sevenfold
Led zeppelin
Guns and roses
Bullet for my valentine
Skid Row
Dream Theater
Van Halen
Mötley Crüe
Deep Purple
Alice in chains
Twisted Sister
Black Flag
Green Day


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