Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Banjo, Fiddle, Upright bass.


****Update 2/18. Found a band and i’m going to see how this goes. ****

Drummer/percussionist from Northwest Indiana looking to join/form original band based in Chicago.

Looking to create original music and I have an extensive background in that area. Would consider genres of Alt, Indie-Pop, Rock, Folk-Rock & Americana.

No metal or hard rock please.

Seeking like-minded fun players/band who are serious, ego-free, professional, personable, reliable, drama free.

Start-ups welcome. I don't mind building something from the ground up but would like a project that has a game plan in place or at least willing to develop one.

I'm absolutely willing to travel to Chicago for right situation. Would prefer to rehearse out of Music Garage, Superior Street or Fort Knox studios.

I'm 48 years old and I've been drumming for 30 years. Tons of experience (live, touring and studio), good gear, a good ear, easy to get along with. I'm not a jobber nor am I in 47 bands.

Past shows include: the Sundance Film Festival, Milwaukee Summerfest, North By Northeast (NxNE) in Toronto, Taste of Chicago, Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party, the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Chicago clubs: METRO, Bottom Lounge, Martyrs’, Subterranean, The Note (sadly now gone), the Mayne Stage as well as clubs on both coasts.

Up for practice 1 to 2 days a week and aiming to gig 1-2 times a month.

Can play to a click and sequenced/backing tracks if needed.

The samples of my playing are from the Leather Silk album by My My My recorded at IV Labs by Manny Sanchez (Umphrey's McGee/Fall Out Boy), and the other sample was from a 90's band called The Human Condition (recorded at Idful Music by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Better Than Ezra, Pete Yorn, Smashing Pumpkins).

Video sample includes My My My's song Leather Silk used in an MTV original series promo. Song starts at the 0:24 mark and ends at 0:48. Pretty cool.

Please have samples available. Don't care if it's a link, mp3, be video or a video/audio from your phone. Send something.

drum_mer at rocketmail dot com

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Screen name:
Seeking The Like Minded
Member since:
Sep 23 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


In no particular order:

Dawes, Counting Crows, Train, Del Amitri, Edwin McCain, Will Hoge, Todd Kessler and the New Folk, John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Foo Fighters, Crowded House, Cowboy Mouth, FOB, Fountains of Wayne, David Bowie, Jellyfish, Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon, New Pornographers, Death Cab For Cutie, The Tragically Hip, Tom Petty, Better Than Ezra, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Beatles, Cheap Trick, Rolling Stones, The Dear Hunter, Mumford & Sons, Oh My God, Sister Hazel, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Dave Matthews, Matchbox 20, Flying Colors, Mr. Big, Black Stone Cherry, BoDeans, Carbon Leaf, Elton John and Wilco.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Way too much stuff to list.