Band to Join, Violin, Other, Cello.


Kit and hand drummer of 35+ years with a mix of formal and informal approach to learning and playing. Always seeking homage to authentic and indigenous music yet very drawn to a fusion of styles and experimentation. Would rather create originals, but open to developing stylistic interpretation of covers. Tend toward textual and odd-time signatures but feel great just grooving deep a simple soulful beat.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 25 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Many influences within each genre. I seek out those artists and bands that are original, that have worked with spirit and dedication to develop their skill/talent/niche, and most importantly perform from the heart/soul. Here are a few of the better-known influences from various genres: Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chris Whitley, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, Primus, Tool, Billie Holiday, Skip James, Etta James, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Al Green, James Brown, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, (late) Beatles, Nirvana, Johnnie Cash, Hank Williams, Alan Lomax recordings, RD Burman/Asha Bhostle, Zakir Hussain, Savara Nazarkhan, Ofra Haza, Yulduz Usmanova, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Estrella Morente, Igor Stravinsky, Kronos Quartet, Bjork, Brian Eno, Zappa, Zeppelin... ... ...

Instrument experience:



80's Gretsch kit; tiny kit; Roland Octapad; gig PA consisting of 2 Bose "sticks" and 8-channel mixer; and various djembes and doumbeks, along with percussive trinkets. Have rehearsal space in my Arlington home.


Past Events

Minimalistic duo "MANISH & WasiChu" playing rock/pop/grunge (and Nepali/Hindi) songs at PEAK Restaurant ( 3401 W AIRPORT FWY #110, IRVING, TX, 75062, (469) 647-5500) Saturday February 8th, from 9pm to 12am.