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ricky378129
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I am a drummer and drum teacher who has been in around 30 bands and played well over a hundred gigs. I prioritise groove and feel above flash but quite enjoy both......the most important role for a drummer is to make the band sound good, I tend to save the technically challenging stuff for personal practice and the very occasional drum solo!

I have primarily been a heavy rock and funk drummer but have played in bands ranging from dinnertime jazz, shoegazy/indie, drum and bass, metal and trip hop.

I’ve been told I’m versatile, very loud, very quiet, sensitive, jazzy, rocky. I can read music, I can improvise, can do as I’m told or come up with ideas when required.

Screen name:
ricky378129
Member since:
Jan 03 2020
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Mornings

Influences

Zep, Sabbath, Purple, GnR, Maiden, Van Halen, KISS, AC/DC, Slayer, Pantera, Stone Roses, Pearl Jam, Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messanger Service, James Brown, Sly Stone, Meters, Herbie Hancock, P-Funk, Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck

Favourite influential drummers.....Bonham, Nicko McBrain, Phil Rudd, Vinnie Paul, Harvey Mason, Clyde Stubblefield, Zigaboo Modeliste, Joe Morello, Louis Bellson, Thomas Lang, Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer, Tony Williams

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Large drum kit, in rock sizes, purple sparkle.
Smaller drum kit in jazz sizes.
Several sets of indian tablas, cajon and other hand percussion.