SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.
Ready to work! I am a Pro Drummer who has supported and toured nationally and internationally with major artists The Commodores, Nicolas Bearde, Betty Griffin-Keller, "First Lady of Gospel", Willie Chambers (Chambers Brothers), Guitarist Louis Metoyer, Bernard Rhone, Khani Cole, Peter Storn and a list of up and coming newly signed artists for Hollywood industry showcases and regular Harrahs and Red Rock Resort Casino residencies. Grew up playing in church which exposed me various styles, playing to percussion tracks and musical situations. So, I've also been blessed to grace many stages with notable smooth jazz artists Pieces of A Dream, Guitarist Rohn Lawrence, R&B, Gospel/Christian artists, choirs, worship services and various televised appearances (i.e Saturday Night Live, Top of the Pops, etc). Recorded and rehearsed at Abbey Road Studios, Power Station Studio and S.I.R. nationally. Also ready to collab! I have tons of originals from Pop, Gospel/CMC to jazz. So feel free to reach out to me here or veronicahardeman29gma.
I am well versed at supporting artists for touring, industry promotional showcases, television, radio, live venues, events and judging Guitar Center Drum-Off. I'm sensitive to other band members, a quick study, have a good ear (in-ear monitors...lol), easy-going (no drama), have top-of-the-line equipment, and I can sing background, as well as create beats, loops, songwrite and arrange.
I have gained plenty of live performance and recording experience in large venues and events like worked with my original band Elevation in CA & AZ, Jason Flom, Sly Stone keyboardist Rick McAfee, Jesse Johnson, WEA, Motown, A&M, Capital Records, SXSW, NAMM, Whiskey, Roxy, Troubador, Hotel Cafe, House of Blues, many international Odens/Stadiums and numerous large church concerts and events. I also have a large (100+) list of covers experience also to pull from for various genres too. I play, compose and arrange R&B, Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Rock, Country Rock, Pop, Reggae, Alternative, Hip Hop, Latin, Samba and Bossa Nova. I enjoy playing everything from Miles to Boney James to The Muse to Rhianna to Sade to James Brown, Acoustic to Neo-Soul, Electronica to Hammond B-3 Trio, Wes Montgomery to Cassandra Wilson modes to the latest Gospel/Christian. I can hold down and build on a groove or lock in with a track, breaks, orchestration, dynamics and solos, but can also play a lot of frills (show-time) and embellish when it's called for. Check out a couple of my beats. I'm playing a hybrid kit (electronic drums/percussion) on most with acoustic kick and snare and hat applications. If you need live quality drums, beats or percussion tracks for your project feel free to reach out to me.
You can also check me out at my
1Musical1 Stage Performance Consulting, Coaching and Mentoring where I have worked with various up and coming bands, MC's and vocal and christain artists.
I do not have a premium account, so please feel free to contact me at veronicahardeman29atdotcom
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Peace & Blessings Always,
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 21 2009
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
Here are some of the Drummers who influenced my drum style: Ricky Lawson, Bernard Purdie, Calvin Rodgers, Joel Smith, Harvey Mason, Dennis Chambers, Alex Acuña, Vinnie Colaiuta, Virgil Donati, Gerry Brown, Lil John Roberts, Cora Dunham-Coleman, Teddy Campbell, Chris "Daddy" Dave, Chris Coleman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Soan Ash, Gavin Harrison, Vinnie Coluita, Tony Williams, Billy Higgins, Art Blakey, Buddy Miles, John Bonham, Lenny White, Lenny Castro, Steve Ferrone, Steve Jordan, Poogie Bell.
Additional Musicians Who Influences me today as a songwriter and producer are really too numerous to list but here are a some of many Hawkins Family, Fred Hammond, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, 1500 or Nothing, Timbaland, David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Pat Metheny, Jaco, Joe Sample, Allan Holdsworth, Jean Luc Ponty, Marcus Miller, Bob Marley, Andre Crouch, George Clinton, Prince, Funkadelic, P-Funk Allstars, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Sly Stone, Jimi Hendricks, Dave Matthews, The Stones, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Erykah Badu, Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, Phyllis Hyman, U2, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Flora Purim, Jimmy Smith, and the list goes on...
- Other Percussion:
- Electronic Music:
- Background Singer:
Pro Level OCDP Custom and Gretsch Drums, Acoustic/Electronic Hybrid Drum Kit and Percussion set-ups. Hybrid Acoustic/Electronic combo applications. Gong Bop congas/bongos. Custom In-Ear monitors, Samson headset microphone. Motif, Triton, Alesis and Fender Rhodes keyboards.
Eclipse 01 (Studio Rehearsal Track)
Eclipse 01 (Studio Rehearsal Track) Track number: 1 Album: Elevation Genre: Jazz
Eclipse is a cover I meditated to on a 2:00AM desert sky after a gig. Revamped & recorded one time run through with members of my band trio Elevation. Although this is an unfinished production, I hope you enjoy the rendition.
la la land n hollywood rehearsal
la la land n hollywood rehearsal Genre: R&B
Veronica & The Passion
Veronica & The Passion Genre: Jazz
Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band
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1musical1 artist consulting & production project
1musical1 Artist Consulting & Production project