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JohnMaltby
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

jm@jjwyvern.plus
Brought up on classical piano (grade 6) and church organ, and sang in choirs (bass). I can strum a guitar, I listened to classical music from a child, and then pop, rock, and everything.
I have a musical ear, and a good sense of rhythm (according to my drum teacher, ask him).
Having played drums a bit whilst in my youth, and always loving drums, and wanting to play, at the age of 50 I decided to do it properly. Had lessons for a couple of years (at the wonderful Drum Garden with Kevin Dredge) but after only about 6 months I joined a pop covers band. Rather a lot of Blondie etc, but good fun, and I loved gigging - what a buzz!. After about 3 years of that, we stopped for various reasons, and I had a rest for a couple of years, but now I want to get back into it. I like covers, but I'd rather get a bit heavier than pop.
To learn a new track I begin by emulating the drums on the record, then when we group-rehearse, things change and I change with it.

Screen name:
JohnMaltby
Member since:
Jan 02 2008
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Fleetwood Mac, Groundhogs, Cream, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin; Throwing Muses (as on Real Ramona), Can, Neu!, /Dance/Club/Trance, Blondie, Spencer Davies, Doobie Brothers, ...

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Tama Fusion acoustic kit: 22" * 20"deep bass drum tuned deep, with mic port; snare; 3 toms 10,12,14 (tuned as deep as they'll go, sound bigger); hi-hat; 2 crash, 1 splash, 1 ride; tambourine; rock cow bell.
Bass drum mic with 3 pin XLR connector, plus stand.
Vater 2B sticks.
Personal monitor on stand.
Full set of transport bags, fits in car, I'm ready to go.