Ru The Drummer
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Band to Join, Drums.

ABOUT

Hi! I’m Ruaridh. I’m 27 years old, from the Scottish Highlands now living in the Bay Area.

I’ve been playing drums consistently since I was 8 years old and have played in several bands.

I was brought up on Latin style drumming by my teacher who was from Brazil. I was also introduced to funk, rock, hip-hop, and fusion. This all blended into my voice as a drummer.

I then went on to get formal training at Music School, learning from some of the best drummers and classical musicians in the UK.

Most notably, I was in a 10 piece Ska/rock/punk band called ‘Victorian Trout Conspiracy’ for 4 years as a drummer and one of the founding members, playing all over the UK at major festivals and clubs. I’ve since done session work as a drummer but have used the past few years to develop my filmmaking career, which has taken me all over the world, though I’ve always maintained my musicality and practiced regularly.

I want to play music again with like-minded people who want to hammer out some sessions. Reach out and see if we fit!

Screen name:
Ru The Drummer
Member since:
Dec 28 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

The Smashing Pumpkins
Pantera
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Rage Against The Machine
Mars Volta
Metallica
Soulfly
And you will know us by the trail of dead
Foo Fighters
Nirvana
Kyuss
Queens of The Stone Age
Green Day
M83
Deftones
Santana
Hole
Alvvays
Tycho
Killswitch Engage
Soulfly
Sepultura
Slipknot
The Killers
Blink 182
Guns and Roses
Ozzy Osbourne


Drumming influences:
Thomas Pridgen
Dennis Chambers
Dave Weckl
Thomas Lang
Tony Royster Jr
Jojo Mayer
Eloy Casagrande
Tony Williams
Vinnie Paul
Tito Puente
Dave Grohl
John Bonham
Steve Gadd

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Dw Snare
Zildjian k custom cymbals
Pearl double pedal
(Breakables)

I’ve only recently moved to the Bag Area, so only have breakables or practice equipment with me right now. I practice on a rubber kit due to neighbors.

Most studios have the bass drum, toms, hardware, etc, and allow for drummers to bring in their own breakables, which I have. If I knew that I would be playing regularly in a band I would of course buy the rest of the kit.