Hello - I am searching for a musician or group in need of a drummer to play with. My goal is to play out and hopefully make enough money to support my music habit. I was in a band that grew apart, hit the brakes on music for a while to get my life started and marry the girl of my dreams and am ready to get back into it again. I am not really sure where to start looking...
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* Mid-30's, I have a very nice Mapex kit, full maple, Zildjian A-custom cymbals, it is all ready to go, I have played out and recorded and I use some of the parts at church as well, equipment is not an issue.
* I played in a band with good friends for about 6 years consistently (2-3 practices a week, 4-5 shows a month) until we called it quits, members moved on, I get married, started a career, had kids etc.
* I have played at venues and bars in the area 100+ times (although, it has been some years...), I have recorded in studios, and I play with my church band nearly every Sunday - I am not afraid to play in front of people.
* I am ready to play covers today and am capable of playing basically anything - originals are fine as well, my band was all originals so I am more than capable of composition. In my experience, bands that play covers get work easier than those that don't.
* I learned to play playing rock, that is my strongest genre and I can more than likely just show up and play almost anything from the 90's or 00's. My influences are Freese (A Perfect Circle/every other band you've ever heard of), Pasillas (Incubus), Smith (RHCP), Grohl (Nirvana/early Foo) and others. With that said, I've been playing contemporary Christian stuff with the church and am capable of playing anything that has a beat.
* I am available Sunday afternoons most weeks and can likely squeeze a Monday or Tuesday evening practice session in as well.
* I have recordings available upon request, I'd certainly like to hear yours as well if available.
* I do NOT have a practice place set up that will accommodate an entire band. I will have to come to you. If it all jives, I can (and would like to) leave a kit wherever we'd play, broken down if necessary, so we can just show up and be ready to play. I had too many kids, the house is basically full, I have a very old, very muffled learner kit set up I play on but I don't have space to move any more equipment in.
* I have kids and a wife, this is just a hobby/side-hustle for me. I'd like to make enough to buy heads and sticks and replace a cymbal here and there, basically. I will make time to practice and have the desire to play shows. I just don't want any false pretenses.
If any of this sounds even half-way conducive to you/your band, hit me up.