Tim_Hasler_Drummer
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

New to central Illinois. Mainly looking for fill-in work. Professional. Great 'feel'. Always play with a metronome. Huge repertoire ready to go across many genres. Strongest genres include Country (new & old), Pop, Rock, Alternative, Rockabilly, Classic Rock, Oldies, etc.

BIO:
Life is unpredictable and after farming for a couple years upon graduating from Madison, I sold the cows and enrolled in Musicians Institute (P.I.T.) in Hollywood, CA. Upon moving to Los Angeles and while completing a year of school at M.I., I spent every night playing live and networking with as many musicians as possible. I worked at being versatile in many genres including Hard Rock, Country, Rockabilly, R&B & Funk. The real learning began when I landed a touring gig with legendary, Grammy award-winning, guitar player/producer, Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, The Meat Puppets, Jackson Browne, Michelle Shocked, Buck Owens, K.D. Lang, Lucinda Williams). Our pedal steel player was Oscar award-winning Bob “Boo” Bernstein who had played with the likes of Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris and Tanya Tucker. For a farm boy recently removed from the milking cows in Wisconsin, it was surreal. We toured the world, playing in front of tens of thousands of people. We had two songs included in major motion picture sound tracks and several receiving regular radio play.
Upon returning to the Midwest, I played with several popular variety acts in central WI and southern MN. In November of 2010 I joined an up and coming blues/funk weekend warrior band which signed with Blind Pig Records out of Chicago in April 2011, and garnered international recognition for our debut album. Sena Ehrhardt Band was nominated for two BMA’s including “Best debut album” at the 2012 Blues Music Awards and was invited to play live at the event in Memphis, TN. This band included legendary blues guitarist Ed Ehrhardt and bassist Steve ‘Dancin’ Hansen. We met and had the honor to share the stage with many incredible musicians. A couple of highlights include opening for B.B. King twice in 2013 and having Reese Wynans (keys for Stevie Ray Vaughan) join us for our entire set at the “Blues from the Top” festival in Winter Park, CO.
I’ve continued to fill-in on drums for bands across MN & WI in recent years with a focus on street dances.

Screen name:
Tim_Hasler_Drummer
Member since:
Apr 23 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

The Meters. The Neville Brothers. Dumpstaphunk. Reverend Horton Heat. The Mavericks. Dwight Yoakam. A Perfect Circle. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rage Against The Machine. The Mars Volta. Cash. Nelson. Jennings. Kristofferson. James Brown. Muse. Jon Cleary. Roy Orbison. Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters. Raul Malo. The Brothers Johnson. Stevie Wonder. + Many others.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

DW Drums
Sabian Cymbals
DW Pedals and HW
JH Audio In-ears
Shure monitors
Roland SPD-SX Drum sample pad
Porter & Davies tactical drum throne monitor