Rupert_Scarr
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

Tons of live experience (both onstage and behind-the-scenes), 9 years of drumming experience, 8 years of guitar/bass, and 12+ years of piano/keyboards (with classical training).

In my primary drumming style, I combine elements of funk with tried and true methods of hard rock and heavy metal rhythms- think Chad Smith of the Chili Peppers, but with double bass. I'm great with time, and can be as loud or soft as you need, but when I'm able to let loose, I've been described by many people as one of the loudest drummers they have ever heard, with "Rhythmic Pounding" being used as one particularly entertaining descriptor. I love a challenge, and I've had experience working in both straight 4/4 as well as odd time when it has suited the song.

As a guitarist, I am more suited to playing rhythm. I enjoy riffwork and locking it in with the bass player and drummer, and I am a very quick learner.

As a keyboardist, I have a pretty good idea of what kinds of tones would sound good during any particular section of a song and can add as much or as little as is wanted. I do my homework, can read sheet music, and when provided with recordings (or if sheet music is unavailable), I can learn most songs by ear.

On-stage, I can be an extremely eclectic and energetic performer. My usual intent is to make the crowd think there is something wrong with me, whether it be through insane facial expressions or physical movement accentuating my musical/vocal performances. I go out of my way to make a 'show' a SHOW (when the situation calls for it, of course).

Currently in the process of forming a new hard rock/alternative melodic metal project and in need of a versatile female vocalist. Contact me through here or at rupertscarr (at) if you're looking to make some original, catchy music with an edge to it.

Screen name:
Rupert_Scarr
Member since:
Apr 04 2006
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Everything from AC/DC to Frank Zappa... Heavily influenced by Mike Portnoy(Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)), Louis Belleson, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Johnathan Boecklin (DevilDriver), John Dolmayan (System of a Down)

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Drums:

Vintage Red Tama Rockstar Kit:
10" x 8" and 12" x 9" mounted tom drums, Star-Cast mount system
16 x 16" floor tom
22" x 18" bass drum
5-1/2" x 14" snare drum
Sabien B8 13" Hi-Hats
Sabien B8 17" Crash
Sabien Metal-X 18" Crash
*The shells of the kit are all outfitted with LEDs for some crazy lighting effects


Guitars:
Acoustic- Red Carlo Robelli BW4134C

Electric- Fender Squier


Keyboard Workstation/Synth Rig:
M-Audio Keystudio 49
Ableton Live
Korg X50
Peavey KB-100 Three Channel Keyboard Amplification System
Yamaha Compressor/Limiter GC2020B

MUSIC