SEEKINGBand to Join.
Objective: I am a drummer and percussionist seeking opportunities for paid work with solo or musical ensembles in the Jacksonville/Saint Augustine Florida area. I have played drums for many years, and my most solid skill is listening, dynamics, and playing for the song. I don't make the music a frame to highlight my drumming, I try to make drums the frame to highlight the music with the goal of making the band the band, and the songs, feel good.
I am now relocated to Saint Augustine, and have played with bands from Maine to Florida. Currently those include keyboardist Jazzy Blue, Reggae influenced rockers Big Logic And The Truth Serum , and Allman Brothers tribute act Peach Life. I also worl with vocalist Diana Ditmore.
Instruments : Passion, Drums, Congas, Bongos, Dejembe Lead and Background vocals.
Sam, it was an absolute pleasure to have you on the gig! You are so professional and a great collaborator. I may have mentioned that my Dad is a pro drummer down in Orlando, so my ears are always sensitive to the drummer sound. Not only do you have a great sound, but your rhythm is super steady and your fills are just right for amping up to the different levels of a song. Thank you for being so on top of your game!
Yesterday was an amazing, positive experience and we do hope that you will join us again to play someday! I'll keep you in the loop if we get any dance gig requests."
Musician and Actress Barn Arts Collective
"I got to jam out with Sam Lacey last night in Greenville. Always love playing with new people, especially talented drummers who know how to groove!"
Gaylen Smith/ Bassist/ Penobscot Theater
Company and Tomorrow Morning
Since moving to the state of Florida since relocating from Maine, Sam has been building his skills on drum kit consistently.
He also keeps his chops well oiled by supporting musicians at Open Mics, and Sam believes that there is no better music school than diving in and playing with a wide variety of musicians and musical genres.
Sam has had the privilege of drumming with literally hundreds musicians from California, to Kansas City to Washington D.C. At this time Sam is seeking opportunities in the Saint Augustine/ Jacksonville Florida area.
- Screen name:
- Sam Lacey
- Member since:
- Oct 25 2016
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
Influences/ Drumming: Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Clyde Stubblefield, Levon Helm, John Bonham, Don Brewer, Kenny Aronoff, Billy Ward among many others. Perhaps my biggest contemporary drumming influence is Billy Ward, whose creative, melodic, and most importantly, MUSICAL approach to drums has been a huge influence!
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Drums, Zildjian Cymbals DW and yamaha hardware, Toca Bongos, Native Dejembe.