The Blue Magic Church





We’re looking for a drummer that has the time and commitment level to join a psychedelic jazz band as a MEMBER, not a "hired hand". If the gig is paid, we will split it up equally between the other members but that’s the extent of it. If money is your motivation or reason for playing music, we're not the band for you. Must be able to learn the tunes inside and out (structurally AND as far as learning some of what the previous drummers were doing - especially the cymbal patterns).

We rehearse in Van Nuys and would probably be about once a week in the early goings until we get tight enough with about 10-15 tunes then we can focus on just gigging and less rehearsing (until there’s new material to work out). I can’t stress enough the importance of being reasonably available for gigs and rehearsals.

A little about what type of drumming style we're looking for: We’re most definitely not looking for cookie-cutter drummers, there is PLENTY of room to play “busy” and as a matter of fact, it’s HIGHLY encouraged. Lots of fills everywhere is A-OK. You will also NEVER play any straight kinda funk beats with this band lol, sorry, just not into that “tight in the pocket” drumming. You’ll be playing more jazzy and loose with alot of swing on the cymbals and etc. It’s also damn near a must that you have a pair of mallets as we use them on alot of tunes too. Think of most of the drumming you’ll be doing as some tribal type jungle sh*t! Lol ..Very Ginger-Baker-esque

Screen name:
The Blue Magic Church
Member since:
Aug 30 2016
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
39 years

Members Of Band

Keys, Bass, Sax, Flute, Guitar