I Play Drums

 leisurekidz  |   56 years old  |   male  |   Portland, Maine  |   member since 2019

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Local Portland Musician

I play drums. I am also a chef. I started out wanting to be a drummer in an original band making music for a living. I have also dealt with life: marriage, separation, divorce, raising a brilliant young man to the age of 18. Im ready to get back to playing drums in a collaborative, creative environment that includes: covers, originals. I am ok with startups with potential. I am also interested in projects with potential to earn some decent side money. I have steeped away from kitchen management to refocus on my original goals of making a living as a drummer. I attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston for 2 years from 85-87. I have over 40 years of playing experience. This includes school bands, public performances with school bands, live performances in clubs, small theaters, outdoor festivals, private events, and touring the west, and east coasts. I have extensive studio experience as well. I have direct experience in bands that have played semi pro over the years: thrash/funk, hard rock, acid jazz, power pop, punk, alt folk, blues, funk, soul/rhythm and blues, acoustic. Originals and covers.

Local Portland Musician 

Seeking To

Join a band, Start a band, Find musicians

Genres

Acoustic, Alternative Rock, Bluegrass, Blues, Celtic, Classic Rock, Country, Cover/Tribute, Folk, Funk, Hard Rock, Hip Hop/Rap, Jazz, Lounge, Pop, Punk, R&B, Rockabilly, Ska, Southern Rock

Musical Influences & Inspiration

My influences are varied and wide reaching: from baroque to zither. From alt country to hard rock. I am most influenced as a drummer by:Ringo StarrJohn BonhamBill BrufordBuddy RichMax RoachLarry MorelloMitch MitchellClive BunkerZigaboo ModelesteAmong many, many othersCurrently listening to:Dave Van RonkDavid PrineMedieval Chant MusicShakti Ashmont (Me)Duke Ellington (1921-1929)Guided By VoicesLiving Colour

Proficiencies

Drums, Other Percussion, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass

Gear & Equipment

Pearl drums dxls (deep shell birch 9-ply) circa 1980sZildjian and Sabian cymbalsSticks, branches, brushesBongoes, Dumbeks, hoop drums.

Looking For Musicians Who Play

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Rock, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor

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