timsdrums
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Background Singer.

ABOUT

Drummer / Percussionist / Backup Vocals...
contact me at Tim at timsdrums dot com (no spaces)

Screen name:
timsdrums
Member since:
Jun 10 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Music has been a part of my life from the very beginning. Due to my inability to sit still or figure out how to get all the notes off the page into the air, drums were a natural fit. Growing up I was in a number of bands, early influences were Keith Moon - WHO, Mitch Mitchel – Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham – Zeppelin, and the magical sound of Michael Shrieve and the accompanying percussionists of Santana. I just love the early WHO recordings where the band is bopping along and the drummer is just going nuts. And where all of Santana’s drummers are kicking it… thick rhythm! There are soooooo many good drummers out there today, Carter Beauford – DMB (Favorite), Mike Portnoy – Dream Theater, Dave Lombardo - Slayer, and old timer Neil Peart - Rush. I have been playing a double bass kit most of my life, Natural Maple Ludwig’s, until switching out to Tama Star Classic Maple about 10 years ago, always Zildjian Cymbals. I have learned over the years to back off a little (ok just a little J) but still working on the dynamics thing and of course I like to have a lot of different things to hit… I have also picked up the congas, tabla, and guitar over the years…One event I attended certain to change my life was a concert by musicians called “Playing for Change” .playingforchange check it out…. Connecting the world through music…

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Harmonica:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Tama Star Classic Maple kit and limited edition Bubinga kit - all Zildjian Pro - set ups - Gon Bop Conga and bongos - Hohner Harps and Audix Fireball Mic

- Martin Acoustic(s)