TBLdrummer
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Other.

ABOUT

Currently looking for a drummer spot, although bass is an option as well. Backing (or even some lead) vocals are possible too. I sing and play on either instrument at the same time.

My experience playing out is extensive, and I work well with not only my fellow musicians, but also sound engineers and club owners! Professionalism is very important to me, as well as being fun to be around! I try to keep a positive vibe going during stressful times, and I work well under pressure.

I work for Westone laboratories as a music product specialist, specifically I work with our in-ear-monitors. I have a busy schedule, but I can meet the needs of most gigging / touring bands (got some vacation time built up), just drop me a line to talk about scheduling. I am definitely looking for session work as well. Email me at tbl_drummer "at" hot mail "dot" com.

Screen name:
TBLdrummer
Member since:
Nov 13 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

A list of my biggest influences - the guys whose records I played along with in the 90's that really shaped my style - would include: Tim Alexander (Primus), Danny Carey (Tool), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), David Sylvera (early Korn), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Neil Peart (Rush), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews), Chad Gracy (Live) and Adrian Young (No Doubt).

In high school I started out playing a lot of ska and alternative stuff, then played a lot of jazz / funk / big band in college. Metal was actually the last genre I got into.

Nowadays, I'm into playing the progressive, heavy stuff (Tool, Dream Theater, A7X, Stone Sour, etc.) as well as the more groove - based stuff (Deftones, Chevelle, Korn, etc.) and the alternative stuff (Incubus, Alien Ant Farm, etc.). I also like the new heavier direction that country music has taken in the last few years! I am definitely open to playing that style as well!

I was a music major for my first couple of years in college, (before switching to communication) so I have a theory background and excellent aural comp skills. If you are in need of a session / gigging / touring drummer in a hurry, I can learn songs very quick.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Pearl Session Custom Drums (Pro quality, always tuned, always fresh heads)

Sabian Cymbals (Pro quality, wide variety of sounds)

Pearl Hardware (Heavy duty, touring quality)

Mic's for the entire drum kit (sound engineers love this - minimizes change-over time)

And if I'm playing bass...

Schecter Basses

Don't have a bass amp right now, but if a bass gig manifests, I will obtain one.

All my gear is pro-quality and well-maintained!