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Band to Join, Dobro, Steel guitar.


GROOVE is where my heart is at!

I'm all about filling the time and laying down good foundations for my artists to build from!! I love to play live and also thrive in the studio... music is my lifeline!

I've played for crowds of thousands and I've played for crowds of one. I've had plenty of experiences in music and in life that have brought me to the place I am now.

I believe you have to have the right gear for the job and invest heavily in my equipment to this gain (Gretsch, DW, Pearl, Highwood, Ludwig & Zildjian). I'm always gathering new toys (see pics) and will do my best to provide the sound you are looking for!!

I live for diversity and will try my hand at any style but it's gotta have soul. It's got to stir my heart and move my feet... I'm always looking for my next challenge!

So... give me a call....

Screen name:
Jonny Parnell
Member since:
Jan 04 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


I like to keep it diverse but here goes, Steve Jordan (John Mayer), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band), Stuart Copeland (Police), Steve Gadd (just about everyone), Gerald Heyward (Mary J. Blige), Zoro (Lenny Kravitz), Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix), Jon Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Chad Smith (RHCP), Horacio Hernandez (Latin God), Eric Greene (Jill Scott) ?uestlove (original groovejunkie), Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting amongst others), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foos, QOTSA, Crooked Vultures etc) Steve Smith, John Blackwell Jnr, Buddy Rich and oh so many more... oh and Animal from the muppets!!!

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Background Singer:


Kit 1:
Pearl Masters Custom MMX in Red Sparkle Lacquer;
22" Bd, 8", 10", 12" toms, 14" & 16" floor toms.

Kit 2:
Highwood Custom Lite Drums 'Midnight Sparkle' Birch Kit;
20" Bd, 10", 12" toms, 14" & 16" floor toms.

Kit 3:
Gretsch New Classic 'Natural Maple' kit;
18" Bd, 12" tom & 14" floor tom.

15" x 4" Tama Kenny Aronoff Sig. 'Trackmaster' Super Piccolo
14" x 8" Highwood Custom 'Chartreuse Sparkle' Beech.
14" x 6.5" Ludwig Hammered Black Beauty.
14" x 6.5" 1970s Ludwig LM402
14" x 6.5" Highwood Maple.
14" x 5" DW Cast Bronze.
14" x 5" 1970s Ludwig Acrolite Aluminium.
14" x 5" 1970s Ludwig LM400.
14" x 5" Vintage Edgware Mahogany.
14" x 4" Pearl Marvin 'Smitty' Smith Copper Sig.
14" x 3.5" Pearl Free Floating Natural Maple.
13" x 7" Pearl Masters Custom Limited Edition Maple/Bubinga.
13" x 7" Worldmax Black on Brass.
13" x 6" Highwood Mahogany.
13" x 5.5" Pearl Brass Sensitone.
13" x 5" DW Cast Bronze.
13" x 4" Pearl Masters Custom Limited Edition Maple/Tamo Ash.
10" x 4" Pearl Sopranino Natural Maple snare.


Zildjian K Constntinople;
22" Medium Ride, 22" Hi Bell High Ride, 20" Medium, 20" Hi Bell Thin high ride.

Zildjian K Custom;
16" Custom combined Hi-Hats, 14.25" Hybrid Hi-Hats, 14" Special Dry Hi-Hats, 14" High Definition Hats, 13" Dark Hi-Hats, 13" Remix (jingle) Hi-Hats.
22" Brilliant Ride, 21" Special Dry Ride, 21" Hybrid Ride, 20" Dark Ride, 20" Flat Top Ride.
16" 17" 18" & 19" Hybrid Crash, 16" 17" & 18" Dark Crash, 15" 16" 17" & 18" Special Dry Crash.
11" Hybrid Splash, 8" 10" & 12" Dark Splash.
14" Mini Chinese, 19" Dark Chinese.

Zildjian Oriental;
20" Oriental Crash of Doom

Zildjian A;
12" Custom Mastersound Hi-Hats.
18" Avedis Breakbeat Ride.
15" Avedis Paper Thin Crash

Porter and Davies BC2rm Tactile monitoring system.

Recording & Pre Amps:
ProTools 10 via a 13" MacBook Pro (8GB RAM).
RME Fireface 800 with Black Lion premium mod
2 x AEA 'The Ribbon Pre's
Mackie Onyx 800R Preamp

2 x Coles 4038 Ribbon mics (Matched Pair).
2 x Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern LDC
2 x Aston Origin Cardioid LDC
2 x Aston Starlight Cardiod SDC
3 x Vintage Sennheiser MD441N.
4 x Vintage Sennheiser MD421HN.
Vintage AKG D12E.
AKG D112 mk2
Beyerdynamic M88TG.
5 x Shure SM57.
Shure 55SH 'Elvis' Vocal mic.
Custom built Sub Kick.
Aston Halo reflection filter.


Pearl Bobby Allende sig. Congas
Schlagwerk Cajon
And other percussive bits and pieces.