steve1259334
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SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Background Singer.

ABOUT

I'm in a hard rock band that just became fully formed in July 2019, and you can check us out at .killingthesilence. We are just starting out and have ideas for about 10 original songs. We have a female vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist/background vocalist, bassist and me on the drums. We're in the beginning stages of putting together our first album, and we plan to gig locally in early 2020. We love to have fun, but we're pretty serious and have made some great progress already.

More info about me:
I've played off and on for 20 years on drumset, the first 5 of which were on an acoustic set virtually every day, and I played intermittently until 2018. I then decided to sell my electronic set and buy an acoustic drumset. I'm super psyched about being in a band, creating originals, and playing at gigs... something I should've done ages ago!!

Initially, for the first 4-5 years I was in jazz and pep bands at my high school as well as a garage band. I'm familiar with ska, rock, classic rock, alternative, metal, progressive metal, jazz, r&b, Latin, pop, and plenty of other styles. I was a music major for my first year of college, though not for drums, so I know and love quality music. I used to tour nationally and internationally in college in an orchestra. I've even played in several church bands, although I'm not super churchy.

Screen name:
steve1259334
Member since:
Jan 23 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Drummers: Mike Portnoy and Neil Peart

Bands: dream theater, breaking benjamin, linkin park, creed, greenday, blink 182, goldfinger, evanescence, disturbed, shinedown, godsmack, and music in these genres, but I can be flexible within reason.

I also think it's fun to play some 80s and 90s rock, lil' jazz, and am open to all sorts of styles.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

11-shell, clear acrylic DW set: 8/10/12" aerial toms, 16/18" floor toms, 14" snare, 22" bass drum, and four low-pitched rocket toms

11 Sabian cymbals: 14/16/18" HHX dark crashes, 16" AAX bright crash, 16" and 18" HHX ozone crashes, 20" HHX ride, 21" HHX groove ride, 10" HHX splash, 10" AAX ozone splash), and a mastersound HHX hi-hat.

It's see-through, rigged up with LED lights, and looks sweet as hell!

MUSIC