SEEKINGBand to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.
Born in San Antonio, Texas at Lackland AFB and lived on various AF Bases in the states and 4.5 yrs in Germany until moving to Manchester at age 15. Began playing the drums at age 10.
My major instrument has always been drums, but also played acoustic guitar in the early 70s as a side project. Also studied the trumpet and music theory for a year and a half in the mid 70s to gain a deeper understanding of music in general and to be able to read and interpret sheet music and music charts.
When playing drums, I like to focus heavily on the dynamics, texture, feel and rhythmic elements of a song and balanced volume levels. I take music seriously, no drugs ever, no alcohol during study, rehearsals, or performances.
I have intentionally played in many different bands covering a wide variety of styles/genres over the years, to broaden my skills and abilities. In the mid to late 60s, I was in a band that opened for many world class acts such as The Beach Boys, Tommy James + Shondells, Paul Revere + Raiders, The Outsiders, The Turtles, Kingsmen, McCoys, The Seeds, ? Mark + Mysterians, Sam Sham + The Pharoes, Keith, Royal Guardsmen, Barbarians, Guess Who, The Standells, and others.. In that same era, The Young Rascals offered us an opportunity to go on tour with them as their opening act.
In 1976, I was offered a chance to do a world tour with the hit recording artists "The Flamingos", (I only have eyes for you).
My experience covers a wide range band sizes and configurations from 2 to 6 pc cover bands, as well as 7, 8, up to13 pc Show/Dance/Tribute/ Choreographed Bands including Vegas Legends Show Band "GoldRush".
Some of the other bands were ........ Hot Property, NightClass, Pandora, Us, Double Standard, Broadcast, Probable Cause, KingsCross, Love Portrait, The Fantasmics, Pabst Blue Ribbon Band, Rhythm Kings, Marcel+Danny, Joe, Lee and Marcel ......
I have been playing the bar, club, lounge, hotel, casino, and concert venues both FT+PT, as well as weddings, conventions and functions through- out NE + NY from the 60s thru today.
During the summer months, I played extensively in all 10 of the bars at Salisbury Beach at one time or another. The gigs were 7 nights a week in those days and some of the bars also had us play 4 hour Sunday afternoon matinees in the late 60s thru mid
80s. Played Hampton Beach Bars and Hampton Casino, Coastal Maine and Coastal Mass, as well as into The Keys.
Experience playing with a click and backing tracks in both live + studio applications.
Have been performing technical, multifaceted, non repetitious drum solos since 1969. I typically perform them at the beginning of the last break of the night so that I don't take song/dance time away from the band. The solos work well on all gigs except weddings, unless requested. They are always well received by audiences and adds to the excitement of the bands performance.
Some bands I want to cover vocally are .... Aerosmith, Loverboy, R.Stewart, Foreigner, E.Money, Bon Jovi, V.Halen, Great White, Cars, B.Adams, Reo Speedwagon, Journey ....
Pictures span 1967 to present day.
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- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 08 2012
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Far too many to name them all .... a few bands are: Van Halen, Chicago, BS&T, Great White,Santana,Beatles,DC5,Miles,Beach Boys,Aerosmith,Foreigner,B.Adams,Journey,E.Money,R.Stewart,
B.Jovi,, and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A few favorite drummers ....Buddy Rich,Louie Bellson,S.Smith,Jo
Jo Mayor,D.Weckl,T.Royster Jr,S.Phillips, and many more!!!!
Some of the styles and genres that my experience covers include
Rock/Pop Rock/Funk/R&B/Soul/Blues/Country/ Blues Rock (old + new)/80s Hair Band Hits/Latin Rock/Jazz/Dixieland.
As for the present day, I am most interested in playing either Top
80s Hair Band Hits, or a combination of 70s + 80s Top Rock/Funk
Rock Dance Hits.
The 3 songs below have my drumming, but not my singing.
DW/Zildjians, (fully mic'd + acoustic trgrs for Roland VDrum Brain), Slingerland/Zildjians, Roland Mesh V-Drum Set, very large 5 way PA all separate multi-cab speakers (2-18" sub cabs, 4-15" woofer cabs, 2-mid cabs, 2-horn cabs, 2-super tweeter cabs). Multi-outboard effects rack, 2 amp racks, 1/3 octave + 32 band eq's, snake, 1 - 16 channel stereo board and a 12ch stereo sub-board for durm mic's only, 4-2way floor monitors, 2-Bose 802 Speakers w/eq + splitter for cross stage monitors, some stage lighting.