russ1082148
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer.

ABOUT

My main instrument is percussion(drums). I can also play guitar, rhythm is strong, lead is beginning. I'm a former band director with knowledge of playing all instruments. I've been in at least ten bands playing jazz, contemporary Christian, rock, funk, originals, progressive. I've put together concerts( mostly covers) with several bands. I can play recorded version tracks or create interesting beats. I've had experience sitting in with bands of all genres. My rhythm guitar skills allow me to change keys on the fly and in several concerts I've played with established bands with little or no practice. I'm not a lead singer but I can only if needed. I do backup singing weekly with my church praise team, in which I play drums on some music and guitar on non drum songs.

Screen name:
russ1082148
Member since:
Aug 02 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bands from the 1960's and 70's. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Eric Clapton,
Rolling Stones, Rush, Zappa, Cream, Pink Floyd, Grand Funk. Also jazz and classical.
Buddy Rich, Sonny Payne, Neil Peart, Ringo, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, and many others. I like rock, jazz, funk, progressive.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

7 piece Mapex Saturn Pro with Paiste signatures; Washburn and Lag a/e acoustic and Peavey Wolfgang electric. Bass guitar, Fender Strat.