thumper007
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Band to Join, Piano, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.

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IM A DRUMMER ( DOUBLE BASS DRUM PLAYER ) A CROSS BETWEEN A FUNK , POP ROCK CLASSIC ROCK TYPE DRUMMER I LIKE TO PLAY MORE OF LIKE “IN THE POCKET “ , “KEEP IT STRAIGHT WITH SOLID TIMING” , “IN THE ZONE AND IN THE GROOVE” AND PLAY FOR THE SONG... I'M NOT INTO BEING FLASHY , I CAN…. BUT A PRO DRUMMER I MET A LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS YOUNG TOLD ME TO PLAY AND THINK LIKE YOUR MAKEING THE PERFECT RECIPE ...TO MUCH SALT AND PEPPER WILL KILL THE CASSEROLE ...AND I THINK HE'S RIGHT ...AND LEAST THAT'S MY APPROACH ..BUT I DO PLAY OTHER STYLES AND INSTRUMENTS AS WELL....KEYBOARDS / PIANO , RYTHM & LEAD GUITAR AND BASS...AND I SING AS WELL..LEAD VOCALS TO SOME EXTENT AND BACKING VOCALS..I HAVE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY AS A DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST FOR 30 SOME PLUS YEARS, HAVE ROAD AND STUDIO EXPERIENCE......PROFESSIONAL ADDITUDE..VERY VERSITILE AND CAN PLAY ANY STYLE AND HAVE AN APPRECIATION FOR ALL STYLES OF MUSIC ....BUT IM MAINLY A FUNK ROCKER AT HEART....NO HABITS DRUGS/ALCOHOL...VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND CAN TAKE DIRECTION AND I LOVE TO LEARN CUZ TO ME THAT'S THE BEST PART ABOUT MUSIC YOU CAN NEVER KNOW IT ALL IT KEEPS GIVING WITH SOMETHING NEW TO LEARN EVERYDAY ..I CAN READ CHARTS..AS WELL AS PLAY OFF THE CUFF..EXCELLENT TIMING..BEEN WORKING WITH METRONOMES SINCE I STARTED AS A KID , PLUS I HAVE DONE A TON OF STUDIO WORK…..AND I HAVE WORKED WITH SOME PROFESSIONAL ACTS AS WELL..ONE IN GENERAL WAS COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JOE NICHOLS..I WAS HIS DRUMMER FOR A WHILE....IM ABLE TO TRAVEL AS LONG AS THE MONEY IS THERE..AND I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL WORK ETHIC...HAVE AN UN-YEILDING DESIRE AND DRIVE AND A DEEP PASSION FOR WHAT I DO I PLAY FROM THE HEART MUSIC MAKES SMILE ON THE INSIDE ....NOW TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY SOLO STUFF...I GUESS IT GOES LIKE THIS THROUGH THE YEARS I HAVE PLAYED WITH ALOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND ALOT OF DIFFERENT STYLES...EVEN THOUGH I'M A ROCKER...I GUESS THE MUSIC BUSSINESS HAS A WAY OF LEADING SOMEONE INTO TAKING ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT PATHS..MUSICAL PATHS....I'VE PLAYED IN ROCK/CLASSIC ROCK BANDS , JAZZ BANDS , COUNTRY BANDS , FUNK , R&B BANDS , POP BANDS YOU NAME IT ..EVEN IN COLLEGE I PLAYED CLASSICAL MUSIC THAT RANGED FROM ALL KINDS OF PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS TO EVEN THE PIANO AT TIMES...ONE MINUTE THEY WOULD HAVE ME PLAY A TIMPANI DRUM TO ANOTHER JUST A SNARE DRUM PART DEPENDING ON WHERE THEY WANTED TO PUT ME AND WHAT THE SONG OR MUSICAL PIECE WOULD CALL FOR..AND AS FAR AS MUSIC WAS CONCERNED OR CONCERNED...IT ALL INSPIRED ME...BECAUSE IT WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW...AND IT ALWAYS LED TO A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE..A LEARNING EXPERIENCE....I STARTED PLAYING DRUMS AT ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD..."HELL" ,I WAS BEATING ON MY MOTHERS POTS AND PANS WITH HER
WOODEN SPOONS RAISING HAVOC IN MY DIAPERS BEFORE THAT BUT MY FIRST EXPERIENCE TO MUSIC WAS LISTENING TO MY SISTERS RECORDS JAMMING TO “KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND” 45’s ON ONE OF THOSE HUGE CONSOLE RECORD PLAYERS THAT HAD AN 8 TRACK EVEN .. LOL...MUSIC WAS SOMETHING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND A BIG PART OF WHO I AM...ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS WHEN I STARTED AND WANTED TO EXPLORE MUSIC MORE THAT I LISTENED TO GROWING UP WAS THE BAND "QUEEN"...THAT ALL STARTED OUT FROM ANOTHER ONE OF MY SISTERS OLD 45's THAT I GOT MY HANDS ON...IT WAS THE SINGLE THEY HAD RELEASED OF THIER HIT "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST" ...IT WAS FUNKY AND ON THE B-SIDE WAS "DON'T TRY SUICIDE"...I THOUGHT THEIR SOUND WAS GENIOUS..NEEDLESS TO SAY...MY SISTER GOT MAD AT ME FOR WEARING IT OUT....AND SO AFTER THAT...I WAS HOOKED.....LATER ON I HAD MET A FELLOW MUSICIAN THAT HAD BECOME ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS EVER AND HE TURNED ME ON TO MORE OF THIER MUSIC AS WELL AS ALOT OF OTHER BANDS....I'M ALSO A HUGE "DEF LEPPARD" FAN..."RICK ALLEN" IS PROBALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE DRUMMERS OF ALL TIME..HIS STORY IS LEGEND AND INSPIREING...I LIKE THE FACT THAT HE BEAT THE ODDS IN ALL PERSPECTIVES MUSICALLY...RIGHT ALONG WITH WITH "ROGER TAYLOR" OF "QUEEN"..."JOHN BONHAM" OF "LED ZEP" ...NEIL PEART OF RUSH...THATS JUST A FEW OF MY DRUMMER INFLUENCES...AND JUST LIKE ALOT OF PEOPLE THE LIST GOES ON AND ON....HE
ALL OF THESE RECORDS...THE CLASSIC STUFF..AND.."QUEEN " IN PARTICULAR MADE A HUGE IMPRESSION ON ME...AND TO THIS DAY I STILL LISTEN TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME...AND I GUESS THE ONLY REASON WHY I MENTION THEM (QUEEN) OTHER THAN BEING A HUGE FAN...IS BECAUSE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I GUESS THE THING THAT REALLY APPEALED TO ME AND INFLUENCED ME ABOUT THEM...IS THAT EVERY TIME THEY CAME OUT WITH A NEW ALBUM...THEY NEVER REPEATED THEMSELVES....ALWAYS BREAKING NEW GROUND WITH THIER SOUND...ALWAYS THROWING ONE CURVE BALL AFTER THE NEXT...SO IN A ROUND ABOUT WAY...NOT TO REALLY COMPARE MY CARREER PER-SAY WITH THEM...BUT IN A ODD WAY MY CAREER HAS MIMICKED THAT IN ALOT WAYS...WITH IT CONSISTING OF ALOT OF DIFFERENT TWIST AND TURNS...BEING THAT IT WOULD BE ONE MOMENT...WHERE I WOULD BE PLAYING IN A ROCK BAND AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN A JAZZ/BLUES , FUNK OR COUNTRY BAND WOULD CALL AND I WAS ALWAYS ANXIOUS AND VERY HAPPY TO TAKE THE WORK...SO BECAUSE OF THAT...I GUESS...IN CERTAIN WAYS...MY SOLO STUFF IS ALOT LIKE THAT...KIND OF TWIST AND TURN'EY..AT MANY DIFFERENT POINTS..ONE MINUTE I'LL BE DOING THE METAL/THING AND THE NEXT IT WOULD BE SOME DANCE/TECHNO THING....BUT I CAN'T SAY THAT I HAVE EVER WRITTEN COUNTRY SONG..BUT WHO KNOWS MAYBE SOMEDAY....AND TO BE TRUTHFUL WITH YA...EVEN THOUGH I'M A ROCKER...THERE IS A FEW COUNTRY GUYS I LIKE....I REALLY ENJOYED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WITH JOE(NICHOLS).... IT WAS REALLY FUN AND EDUCATIONAL IN MANY WAYS..IT HAS BEEN AWESOME TO SEE HIM PROGRESS AS HE HAS...HE WAS AWESOME THEN...BUT HE HAS DEFINATELY GOTTEN EVEN BETTER THROUGH THE YEARS...ANYWAY ANOTHER NOTE ON MY ORIGINAL STUFF ,I PLAY EVERY INSTRUMENT ON THESE PROJECTS...WHETHER IT BE THE LEAD AND RYTHM GUITARS , BASS , KEYBOARDS/PIANO AND OF COURSE THE DRUMS...AND I EVEN DO ALL THE VOCALS AS WELL...LEAD AND BACKUP...AS WELL AS I PRODUCE AND ENGINEER THESE RECORDINGS MYSELF HERE IN MY RECORDING STUDIO...THE STYLES OF MUSIC CONCERNING MY STUFF RANGES FROM METAL/CLASSIC ROCK , DANCE/TECHNO , EURO/INDUSTRIAL , POP'ISH 80'S TYPE STUFF...TO EVEN SOME CLASSICAL PIECES THAT I HAVE WRITTEN AND ARRANGED DOING SOME KEYBOARD WORK... I LOVE TO WORK IN THE STUDIO AND CREATE...BUT AT THE SAME TIME..I'M NOT WHAT YOU WOULD CALL BY NO MEANS...A MUSICAL HERMIT....I LOVE TO PLAY LIVE AND I LOVE THE ENERGY THAT I GET FROM PLAYING WITH OTHER MUSICIANS...I LOVE THAT INTERACTION..AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE PLAYING IN FRONT OF A CROWD AND FEEDING OFF THEIR ENERGY AS WELL...SO I HOPE THAT TELLS YOU A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY SOME OF MY STUFF THAT I HAVE PUT HERE ON BANDMIX...SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND MAYBE WE'LL CROSS PATHS AND GET TO WORK WITH EACH OTHER SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD............................
P.S Check out my page at ./kenny_morris..................................................................GOOD LUCK TO YOU IN YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEYS

Screen name:
thumper007
Member since:
Jun 30 2010
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

CLASSIC ROCK/ FUNK R& B , INFLUENCES KC &THE SUNSHINE BAND ,
LED ZEPLIN , QUEEN , AC/DC , PINK FLOYD , RUSH , DREAM THEATER , NIRVANA , NICKLEBACK , DEF LEPPARD , TED NUGENT , AVENGE 7 FOLD ,PLACEBO , THE CARS , METALLICA ,BILL IDOL , JOURNEY , YES , WINGER , POISON , DAMN YANKEES , SKID ROW , MOTLEY CRUE , SLAUGHTER , KISS , BAD COMPANY.....if they rocked I like 'em

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

CUSTOM PEARL TOURING KIT RETROFITED WITH PROFESIONAL TRIGGERING SYSTEM AND RETROFITED WITH THE MAY MIKEING SYSTEM ( AKG D112 for KICK , SHURE SM57 for Snare , SENHIESERS for the toms and 3 SHURE SM81 condensors for the Hi-Hat and cymbal overheads ) GILBRALTOR 2 TIER CAGE ALL ZILDJIAN A , A Custom , Z Custom and K's is what I use for my CYMBALS....(I love zildjians ), PROFESSIONAL MONITORING SYSTEM , THE ELECTRONIC MODULE I USE IS A ROLAND TD20 WITH THE EXSPANSION BOARD FOR MY ELECTRONIC SOUNDS as well as a roland SPS sampleing pad AND A AKAI MPC1000 SAMPLER(and most of samples I use I design myself in my studio ), BASICALLY THE KIT IS BOTH ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRONIC...AND I HAVE MY MONITORING SYSTEM FOR MY RIG....CASES FOR EVERTHING TO TOUR....
AND AS FAR AS THE EQUIPMENT I USE IN MY STUDIO IT IS TO MUCH TO LIST IN A BIO SO YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THE PHOTO SECTION HERE ON MY BANDMIX ACCOUNT AND CHECK THAT OUT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF SOME OF THE STUFF I USE IN THE STUDIO TO GET MY SOUND ON MY ORIGINAL STUFF