SEEKINGBand to Join, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano.
Born at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas into a career military family. and lived there till the age of 6. From there, we moved to
many different AF Bases throughout the US, and then to Europe/ Germany for 4 1/2 years. Became very interested with drumming at the age of 12, but really dedicated myself to developing skills
when we settled in Manchester, NH in 1965 after my father retired from The Air Force.
Also played a bit of acoustic guitar and studied trumpet and music theory for a year and a half in early 70s. I like to focus on dynamics and balanced volume levels. No drugs period, no alcohol during study rehearsals/performances.
Intentionally played in many different bands covering a wide variety of styles/genres over the years, to broaden skills/abilities. In the 60s joined a band that opened for headliner acts such as The Beach Boys, Tommy James + Shondels, 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. We received an offer to go on tour with The Young Rascals as their opening act. In 1976 I was offered a chance to go on a world tour with the The Flamingos, (I only have eyes for you).
My experience covers a wide range band sizes/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 other bands were ........ Hot Property, NightClass, Pandora, Double Standard, Broadcast, Probable Cause, KingsCross, Love Portrait, The Fantasmics, Rhythm Kings.
I have been playing the bar, club, lounge, hotel, casino, and concert venues both FT+PT, as well as weddings, conventions and functions throughout NE + NY.
During the summer months played extensively in all 10 of the bars at Salisbury Beach at one time or another. The gigs were 7 nights a week plus a 4 hour Sunday afternoon matinee. Played Hampton Beach Bars, Hampton Casino, Coastal Maine and Coastal Mass and once in The Keys.
Experience playing with a click and backing tracks in both live + studio applications. Been performing technical/multifaceted drum solos for many years, during the last break of the night, which does not take away from the bands song/dance time. They are always well received by audiences.
Pictures span early years to present.
Examples of bands I like to cover when singing lead are Van Halen, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Loverboy, David Lee Roth, plus many other hits from the 70s + 80s, as well as most any Rock/Pop Rock Hit from the 60s
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- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 08 2012
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
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.
Presently, looking to play Top 80s Hair Band Hits, along with 60s and 70s Dance Hits.combination of 70s + 80s Top Rock/Funk
Rock Dance Hits.
Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Steve Smith, Weckl, Gadd,
DW/Zildjians, (fully mic'd + acoustic triggers for Roland VDrum Module), Slingerland/Zildjians, Roland Mesh V-Drum Set, large 5 way multi cab PA, outboard effects rack, 2 amp racks, 1/3 octave + 32 band eq's, snake,16 channel stereo board, 12ch stereo sub-board for durm mic's, 4 - 2 way floor monitors, Bose 802 Speakers, some lighting.