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Gareth Tarling


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.


## Been away for a few years, currently in the process of updating my profile a little ##

My name is Gareth, I am looking for a new venture, either by joining a band in need of a drummer, or by teaming up with a new guitarist / bassist / vocalist, to work on original material, for recording / gigging / social hobby, I am not opposed to cover versions at all.

The video & audio clips on here are all from the same band, which was mostly guitar / distortion / alt rock driven, which I do love, but I always wanted to mix it up more, with other elements, sounds & styles from the other bands & artists listed in my influences.

Also, these pictures of my kit are the full set up that I used for that band, and doesn't always have to be that full for different projects / occasions / gigs.

I am not a drummer who just wants to hit everything as hard, and as loud as I can; I tend to link into a songs feel / vibe / energy, and play slow & soft, as well as hard & fast when necessary.

I have played in a band since 2002, when I got my first kit, and have played many gigs over the years, in the Southend Essex area, then more recently ('17-'19) many gigs on the London scene with The Slow Cooked Bears.

I am by no means a full on singer songwriter, but from time to time I am able to contribute with the odd song here and there, bass lines, guitar parts (for the real guitarist & bassist to then build upon), and lyrics.

As you can see from my pictures, I have all of my own drum kit equipment, and transport by means of my car.

Please contact me if you would like to know more, message me here, or at (Please remove all the spaces and join whole address together, the website didn't display my full E-mail address the first time around) Garethwjt @ g mail . com

Screen name:
Gareth Tarling
Member since:
Jun 01 2013
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50


Just a few of my most favourite bands/artists and biggest musical influences;
Gomez, MUSE, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Mansun, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Joe Satriani, Soulwax, Sia.....

Just a few more bands/artists that I also really love;
Babybird, The Beatles, Beck, Blur, The Doors, Eels, Foo Fighters, Fun Luvin’ Criminals, Jeff Buckley, King Adora, Kings Of Leon, Lady GaGa, The Lonely Island, Manic Street Preachers, Michael Jackson, Mike Oldfeild, Millionaire, My Vitriol, Nickel Creek, Nirvana, Oasis, Ooberman, Placebo, The Prodigy, Coldplay, Pulp, Queen, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Royal Blood, Skunk Anansie, The Smiths, Supergrass, Tenacious D, Weird Al Yankovic……


Tama drums (10" + 16" toms, 22" bass, 13" snare / Sabian Cymbals: 16" + 18" Crashes, 20" Ride, 13" Hats, 18" China, 8", 10" Splash, 12" China Splash)

Mini Kit (8" + 13" toms, 16" bass, 10" snare / Sabian Cymbals: 12" + 14" crashes, 16" ride, 10" hats)

All Tama hardware.