thumpthump
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Music is a lifetime endeavor for me. From my early beginnings in opera singing at age three and choral singing ever since, to piano lessons starting at age seven, and even bass and guitar in my teenage years. It wasn’t until my first drum lesson in March of 1998, though, that I felt a part of an instrument. Throughout my thirteen years drumming, especially as a drummer in New York City, I have been sharpening my chops and getting as technically sound as possible. I believe that perfection in drumming is always something that we can strive towards, but something that is rarely — if ever — attained. But that won’t stop me from trying. I trained in jazz, funk, and rock drumming at the New Jersey School of Drums and Percussion with Steve Decker & New Jersey High School for the Arts with Radam Schwartz for several years before moving on to study under Alejandro Lucini in Latin and jazz drumming at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Most recently, I have been on tour with electric/folk band Freelance Whales. Between November of 2009 and May of 2011, we played well over 200 shows and dozens of festivals in the US, Europe, and Canada. Our sophomore album, Diluvia, was released on October 9, 2012 on Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss Records. We toured throughout 2012 and 2013, and are currently working on new material for a third album.

I am currently living, gigging, and teaching in Denver, CO.

Screen name:
thumpthump
Member since:
Jul 28 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Carter Beaford, Omar Hakim, Steven Jordan, ?uestlove, Dave Weckl, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, David Garibaldi, Alejandro Lucini, John Bonham, Joe Stickney, Steve Gadd

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Expert
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Electronic Music:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner
Bass Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

C & C Custom Drums
Paiste Cymbals
Tama Hardware
LP Percussion
Vic Firth Sticks
Remo Heads
Shure Microphones, Headphones, & IEMs