THE ROGUE WAVES
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Drums.

ABOUT

If you are interested in auditioning for an instrumental surf band... then read on! There is a demand for local instrumental surf bands. Live and recorded surf bands have come back strongly in the last 10 years. WE ARE a duo looking for an appropriate and enthusiastic drummer. We are mature, semi-professional musicians who have played in numerous cover bands for decades. This is a NEW PROJECT. We are NOT a vocal band. No PA's, no mics, no tons of equipment or cables. Easy set-up and tear down at gigs. Our goal is to play the best and most exciting songs from classic to modern surf bands. We also are able to arrange pretty much any song into a surf song. We use DRENCHED REVERB AND TREMELO, FARFISA, B3, FENDER waves of sound, played at the lowest volume for small clubs and cafes to much larger venues. We can play in front of a bar table, while the customers can still talk and hear each other. We can play rocking songs that get people dancing. I play lead and bass keyboards using any instruments I choose. My partner is a outstanding guitarist. Together, we know how to start/end songs and take those important lead breaks when required. We need a drummer who can study the songs we play, and reproduce the percussion as close to the recordings as possible, yet feel free to experiment when needed. Our drummer should be able to play at a wide range of volume dynamics. OK... here are some songs we are currently playing: PIPELINE, APACHE, GOLDFINGER, SQUAD CAR, SLEEPWALK, RUMBLE, and OUT OF LIMITS. We usually rehearse on Friday evenings at a home studio south of the airport in New Castle County, DE. You DO NOT need to bring your drums, only your sticks. We have a new drum set waiting for you. You DO need your own set to play out. We suggest a minimal set such as bass, floor tom, mounted tom, snare, cymbal, high hat. We are looking to keep our stage footprint as small as possible. You DON'T need to sing... however if you have stage presence and can work an audience, that is a big plus! Now... the BONUS!!! Our setlist goal is 20 surf instrumentals mixed with 20 other instrumental songs that could come from any other genre such as rock, jazz, blues, folk, etc. The sky is the limit, with 100's of thousands of songs to choose from. You will certainly have input. All members have equal say. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, please contact me asap. Once we find the right drummer, we will be ready to go. Catch a wave with us!!! We're stoked and ready for you! No drama, no problems. We are not smokers, drunks, or druggies, just two older guys that LOVE music and LOVE to play.

Screen name:
The Rogue Waves
Member since:
Nov 17 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
3
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
68 years

Influences

Dick Dale, Ventures, Chantays, Blue Stingrays, Los Straitjackets, Beachboys, and COUNTLESS others

Members Of Band

James and Rob - LOOKING FOR DRUMMER

EQUIPMENT

Alesis Keyboards, Fender guitars, Peavey amps, much more