SEEKINGBand to Join, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.
Looking for a band that's already established and needs a polished drummer to slide in and catch up. Ideally a group of seasoned players who know their stuff.
Born and raised in Chicago, I've played in bands since Jr. High, and have played clubs around Chicagoland and more recently the Lexington, KY area. Took private lessons from 3rd grade into college. Played in every school type band as well (concert band, jazz band, orchestra, symphonic, etc.); even small jazz combo groups.
You can reach me through here if you're a premium member, or you can email me directly: scottw7at7twc7dot7com (just remove each 7 to decode)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Nov 30 2012
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Bandmix only allows you to select 4 genres of music, which is kind of silly. I enjoy and can play all kinds of music, except for stuff in the speed/death metal genre (and I'm fine with that). Bands I've played in have mostly been cover bands with music ranging from 80's to classic rock to alternative to R&B/Funk/jam bands. I also have a background in jazz/big band, which made me a better rock drummer.
I've always listened to "college alternative" which some is now considered classic rock. This leads to listening to indie stuff; Americana, etc. (WUKY during the day - their Rock & Roots music programming - would be in the wheelhouse of stuff I like). I also love progressive rock as well as folk-rock inspired stuff. And honestly I love some good flat out power pop.
Bands of influence? Way too many to list, but off the top of my head -- Rush, Police, J Tull, R.E.M., Beatles, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, E. Clapton, John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt, Carbon Leaf, Dave Matthews Band, ELO, Duran Duran, Smithereens, Brandi Carlile, Pretenders, P. Gabriel, Fountains of Wayne, Guster, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Mark Knopfler, Little Feat, B. Marley, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, U2, Yes, Who, XTC, Zeppelin.
- Other Percussion:
Ludwig Classic Rock 6 piece kit. Zildjian cymbals. Various auxiliary percussion instruments. Shure SM57 drum mics. AKG D112 (bass drum). Alesis DM5 drum module & triggers. Behringer XENYX 1002B mixer. SM58 vocal mic. Peavey 5 channel powered amp/mixer. (I've fortunately always played with groups that have the good stuff in terms of mixing boards, lights, etc.)