Schad Dalton


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Trombone, Steel guitar, Cello, Ukulele.


I play drums.

I'm currently in a group that I've been with for around 5 years, but practice time is tough to come by as they rehearse in SF during weeknights when I am unavailable due to very early work hours which preclude late evening practice and commutes.

I'd love to find a group of musicians willing to work on primarily original material (so song writing is obviously a must from at least one prospective member!) with some covers worked in to both flesh out sets and give audiences a base line from which to evaluate our sound.

Ultimately, a group that is committed, but flexible, in it for fun and not delusions of getting signed by a major label is ideal. A group should feel free to express themselves while also being open to constructive criticism and differing opinions. And, ultimately, try to hold egos in check; the band should be a democracy that talks things over and then votes in whether or not to proceed. I've found that whenever I've had a band where one person decides that they call the shots that things tend to fall apart quickly as the other members don't feel heard.

Screen name:
Schad Dalton
Member since:
Jan 24 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


I've been influenced by many groups and musicians, so I can't name them all. However, I will run down a random list of those influences as they pop into my head.

Dave Matthews Band, Fiona Apple, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Fats Domino, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Beck, The Who, The Rolling Stones, David Gray, Common, Ziggy Marley, Norah Jones and so on and so on.....

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


I have too much equipment to bother listing here. I've included pictures of my primary kit, which will show far better than I could explain. However, I rarely take that kit out gigging.

I typically gig with a variety of kits, my mood and the venue often determining what I use. I restore and rebuild drums in my spare time and have a handful of 3-piece kits as a result.