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john307268
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ABOUT

Age 61, going on 41 - I can still play an energetic 3 hour gig without a break if I have to. I played pubs and clubs regularly when younger, until real life put this on hold for a while. Widowed five years ago, I have got back into it, and I'm taking occasional lessons to resurrect any technique I might have had.
I love listening to and playing a wide range of music, regardless of "genre". If there's musicianship involved, it's worth listening to, and learning from. Ticking just 4 categories isn't really possible for someone of my age... I'll have a go at anything if asked.
Until just recently, I was the "dep" drummer for Quiet Wish - their music was alt-rock "sound-scaping" - ambient, progressive based, and quite ballsy in places. Very sadly, QW have decided to call time on their music-making - at least for a while.
I also play drums for the Surrey Jazz Jam - a group of enthusiasts who get together regularly to play through a wide range of tunes from the jazz repertoire - at this stage just for the fun of it.
I'm a fairly quick learner (but don't instantly sight read), and have had some limited click-track experience. I can also count up to 3, 5, 7, 9 etc. So if you need a drummer sympathetic to what's going on around him, and just as happy to play at 1 or 2, rather than just Spinal Tap's 11.... do get in touch.

Screen name:
john307268
Member since:
Nov 26 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I don't think it's a good idea to state influences on an open forum... it tends to "type-cast", or give a false impression of what might be expected from a musician. I'll happily listen to and enjoy everything from Alice Coltrane to Led Zep, and will have a go at anything. I will own up to my limitations too, if I feel that I'm not able to achieve what you're after.
If it helps, I'm currently listening to Snarky Puppy, Portico Quartet, Kiasmos, Binkbeats, Vulfpeck, Esbjorn Svensson, Mammal Hands, Go-Go Penguin and the like.....

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

A Brazilian Odery Eyedentity kit - 10"/12"/14"/20" maple shells, Tama Sound Lab Project 14" maple snare, all with Evans G1 heads, and a variety of Sabian cymbals. Gibraltar hardware, a DW5000 kick pedal, and access to a Roland SPD11, when the owner doesn't need it. I also have my own transport, and all my own teeth!