Tom McCarthy Drummer
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Experienced, working drummer who plays in the pocket with "feel". I have performed an extensive list of popular covers ranging from rock, tribute, dance/party, funk, jazz, and country. I can play in a range of scenarios from Cajon in an acoustic environment, but also have the electronics and effects to work with a dance/variety/wedding band arrangement. I also can sing, and have sung lead (mostly country), with prior bands. Also support with backing vocals / Harmonys. My objective to make those around me, (the band), sound better, not to demonstrate chops on every track. I prefer to play covers exactly the way the original artist did but can fill space appropriately and musically in a small band setting. (like a trio)

Screen name:
Tom McCarthy Drummer
Member since:
May 13 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My drumming influences range from the jazz / fusion realm. From Joe Morrello to Billy Cobham, I am a perpetual student of the instrument. I would say my inspiration in the working band environment is to be the "Steve Gadd / Jeff Porcaro" type drummer who is totally in the pocket, plays dynamically and can adapt to the genre and musicians around me.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Piano:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

I use any one of three drumkit types depending on the genre and room I'm working. I have 2 Yamaha Stage Custom kits, Birch shells, sound excellent. I complement them with high end snare drums and Zildjian cymbals. I have a classic 1969 Ludwig set. For electronics I use a Roland TM-2 Trigger Module, BT-1 Trigger Bar, as well as RT-30K kick trigger and RT-30HR. I also have a Meinl Artisan Collection Cajon with Mic jack for acoustic gigs.

MUSIC