Robster16
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ABOUT

MEGA experienced semi-retired professional. Looking for casual working band (2-3X weekly MAX). Not looking for drama kings/queens with delusions of grandeur, just regular gigs, some fun, and NO stress.

Have played EVERYTHING in every imaginable situation (From 80's synth-pop to professional orchestras and all points between). Literate and easy to get along with (team player) with a sense of humor and a VAST internal library of songs and genres = QUICK STUDY!! Background vocals (range mid tenor with upper and lower falsettos).

My primary approach is to play for the song FIRST regardless of the visceral temptation. If you are being worn down by a drummer who has no regard for dynamics (pin-drop quiet to artillery barrage loud without thought) or the lyrical content of your songs, I CAN FIX THAT.

Screen name:
Robster16
Member since:
Apr 20 2008
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Stewart Copeland, Manu Katche, Larry Mullin Jr., Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, Keith Moon, Carter Beauford, Gary Husband, Dave Weckl, John Bonham, Gavin Harrison, Steve Gadd, Omar Hakim and a host of others...


U2,The Police/Sting,Peter Gabriel/Genesis,The Who, Yes,Level 42,Tears For Fears,Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music,Simple Minds,INXS,New Order,Foo Fighters, Vertical Horizon,Collective Soul,Todd Rundgren/Utopia, Dave Edmunds/Nick Lowe,The Pretenders,Kate Bush,Blondie, UK,Johnny Cash,Gustav Holst,Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, ad infinitum...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

A drum store!! - lol

3 full kits:

8pc. Pearl fusion kit with enough cymbals to make Carter blush (see photos).

8pc. Ludwig Super Classic rock kit (owned by a Modern Drummer feature performer).

5pc. Ludwig Super Classic jazz kit.

Classic Roland electronic kit.

And a TON of other gear including a nice selection of trackable snares...

MUSIC