Wes Wilkins
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.

ABOUT

Greetings!

I'm Wes Wilkins. I've played the drums since 1987, and began playing live in bands when I was 15. Along the way I studied classical percussion throughout middle and high schools. From there, I attended the esteemed University of North Texas music program, including being a member of the multiple world-champion UNT Drumline for two years.

I then moved to Phoenix and joined a band that would go on to work in world-famous recording studios and record with legendary producer, Ron Nevison, on our industry demo in 1999. Coincidentally, we did so in the same studio where Zakk Wylde was recording his solo debut, and Guns n' Roses was recording what would become Chinese Democracy. It was a crazy time.

Long story short, as many connections as we had and as strong as our momentum was, we didn't make it and I ended up re-locating back to Texas. Once back in Texas, I took a break from music to focus on my "day job" and allowed myself to recharge my musical battery. Since that time, I've lost none of my desire to pursue music as a living, and I'm looking for like-minded, experienced musicians with whom to take that journey.

Screen name:
Wes Wilkins
Member since:
Mar 10 2006
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
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

DRUMMERS: Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Stewart Copeland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Benny Greb, Roy Haynes, John Bonham, Elvin Jones, David Garibaldi, Jimmy Chamberlain, Brian Blade, Dave King, Charlie Watts, Ringo Starr, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Stanton Moore

OTHERS: Sting, Peter Gabriel, John Coltrane, Tower of Power, Frank Zappa, DJ Shadow, Mogwai, Deadmau5, Thievery Corporation, The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bill Frisell, Chicago, Tool, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, Boards of Canada, Mike Doughty, Peter Murphy, Alison Krause

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner