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WEBSITE - thumpah19.wixsite/drums

Pro drummer based out of Southern, NH that has performed in many bands/projects over the years, in the studio, on stage, locally and abroad.
I've covered and enjoy many styles and genres, but always prefer some element of improvisation and love creating, no matter the genre. If you are looking for someone to replicate a drum part off the record; or play it the same every time, I am so NOT the guy.

Currently, outside of my semi-retirement from gigging, my only music related commitment is with singer/songwriter Tom Dixon from Nashville, TN, in support of his Northeastern/New England dates. These average about 3-10 annual shows and dates are known well in advance.

I'm pretty comfy in my “gig retirement” life of the past few years. With that said, I would consider jumping into something part time.....IF....... the right fit were to come along.

The right fit, would be:

1.An easy going, LOCAL (i.e. - South Eastern, NH / Merrimack Valley, MA), low maintenance talented trio; or 4 piece project that is ONLY looking to play LOCALLY only, a only few times a month in the South Eastern, NH / Merrimack Valley, MA area.

2. A project that seeks commensurate compensation from venues, that makes it worth everyone's time away from home, the drive and the load ins/outs. I’m not interested in playing out for gas $, or for the fun of it - music is not a hobby to me and I play as often as I want at home.

For reference, the local projects I have been involved with in past 10 years, each member took home a min $125-$250 a night.

I'm open to multiple styles/genres: acoustic, rock, pop, jazz, country, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, or a fusion of any of these. Really would love to do something different involving horn(s), piano, bass.

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Member since:
Jan 22 2019
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Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Multiple genres and numerous bands, musicians of various instruments.

Quick list of some main musical influences and inspirations off the top of my head: Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Morello, Tommy Lee, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, James Bradley Jr., Phil Collins, Neil Peart, Chuck Mangione, John Bonham, Thelonious Monk, Roger Taylor, Freddie Hubbard, Paquito D'Rivera, lots of 80's hair metal, Jazz, Latin Jazz, The Police, Rush, Van Halen, Y&T, Dio, Sabbath, more I can't think of right now.....

Instrument experience:



All pro gear. Ready for pretty much any genre....

Cymbals - Regional Sabian cymbal artist/endorser.
Drums - Ludwig Classic Maple, Ludwig Classic Oak and a Slingerland "bebop kit".