velvetomatoe
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I'm a 31-year old dude who just moved across the country to the LA area. I've been playing drums for about 20 years and started playing guitar and bass shortly about two years into my drumming foray. I've picked up quite a few instruments along the way and minored in percussion during my college years. I've been playing in bands and writing music for the last 17 years. I'm really into acoustic/folk and rock (eg The Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lumineers, The Dodos etc.) and looking to join a band to play/write stuff in a similar vein. Open to mixing genres and seeing what magic comes from it. I'm a computer programmer by day who works from home so I have a flexible schedule. Looking to gig playing original tunes both for fun and extra money. I'm tired of unprofessional types that consider making music just a hobby, so if that's you, don't bother wasting either of our time. You can check out my on-going Christmas band side project at .TheSugarpills for a sample of what I'm capable of doing. The credits are listed on the Music page but I'm the band leader and play most of the instruments on all the albums. I'm open to playing whatever instruments you want me to, so if you're serious and live in close proximity, please drop me a line.

Screen name:
velvetomatoe
Member since:
Jun 05 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nirvana, Soul Coughing, Modest Mouse, Ben Folds Five, The Gerbils, Smashing Pumpkins, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, Harvey Danger, The Flaming Lips, James Taylor, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Presidents of the USA, Rilo Kiley, Weezer, Elliott Smith

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

MUSIC