SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

I have currently joined Fontaine. It's my full time gig.

But, of you are interested in my services as a part time or fill in, give me a shout. NO Metal or Country, and no soap operas. Everything else is up for grabs. Kit drums or full percussion.

I have been playing drums for 50 years now, and I can cover just about any style you care to throw at me; mixed meter, dynamic changes, tempo shifts....

I have top-line pro gear and a professional attitude.

Screen name:
Tomas Howie
Member since:
Apr 22 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
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

Yes, Genesis, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Dave Brubeck, King Crimson, Bruce Cockburn, Little Feat, Robin Trower, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Gentle Giant, George Petit, Deep Purple, Beethoven, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon, Jeff Porcaro....

Basically, creative, sophisticated, thinking musicians who want to play something other than what's expected of them.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

KIT: TAMA Starclassic Maple: 8", 10", 12", 14" toms, 20" kick.

SNARES (metal unless otherwise noted): Ludwig 6.5" Black Beauty, 5" Supraphonic, 4" Piccolo; TAMA 6.5" Superstar, 6" Bill Bruford Signature maple; Custom built 9" maple from Yamaha shell; Pearl 12" maple-birch; Custom Built 6" x 10" Piccolo Side Snare from Ludwig shell.

CYMBALS: Zildjian, Sabian, Wuhan, Meinl; splashes, crashes, rides, chinas, gongs, effects.....

PERCUSSION: LP Congas (quinto, conga, tumba), Djembe, Bongos, Timbales; Doumbek; Chimes; Rain Stick. Too many hand percussion instruments to name (see picture).

Roland SP-6 V-Drums.

ELECTRONICS:

1. SUBMIXING
Alesis 16-channel mixer, 50' drum snake, Peavy Gatekeeper, EV 215 Stereo Graphic Equalizer, ART 341Dual 15 Band EQ,

2. MICROPHONES
Shure Beta 91A, Beta 98D, SM-58, and SM-57; audio-technica PRO 25ax; AKG C2000B.

3. SOUND EFFECTS
Roland SPD-SX Drum Sampler, Yamaha RM50 Sound Module, Nimrod Triggers, TAMA RW105 Metronome.

4.) MONITORS
Behringer XENYX 802 mixer, Carvin EM900 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System, Fender Rumble 350 Bass Amp with mic out.

MUSIC