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robbaker
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ABOUT

I'm 23, switched on, ambitious and have just moved back to London to pursue a career in Music. My 1st instrument is drums but dabble in piano (who doesn't?) and have an interest in the technological side of music (Logic, but also electronics merged with acoustics including loops / samples, although my experience of the latter is low at present). I'm a University Graduate (Hull: BA Hons Advertising & Marketing) and College grad (Drumtech, London: Diploma Popular Music Performance).

I've been playing drums on and off since I was 9 and been in a number of different bands. Although my experience lacks working in original bands I am now looking to build a career in Music, including joining/creating and developing an originals band amongst other areas (teaching, recording, touring and in my free time: practicing). I've just moved from Guernsey in the Channel Islands where I was working in a private bank. After some time saving, I've made the jump back to London to fore fill my dreams. This will be priority 1 and any time not auditioning or working with bands I will be practicing (with a small amount of work to survive).

I am a very easy person to get along with, chilled out but always up for banter and will bring a lot to the table providing the people I work with are dedicated!

Screen name:
robbaker
Member since:
Mar 10 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I have been influenced by many people, bands and genres world wide. This is partly to do with growing up listening to many different styles but also the eye opening course I did in London familiarising me with new playing styles such as Afro-cuban, Latin, Jazz amongst others. My practice regime fits around becoming competent to play most genres as well as to develop my overall fluidity and confidence behind the kit.

Musician Influences: Sting, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins, Dave Grohl.

Drumming Influences: Dennis Chambers, Akira Jimbo, Mike Cosgrove, Stewart Copeland, Benny Grebb, My father.

Bands influences: Santana, Sting, The Police, Steely Dan, Bob Marley, Alien Ant Farm, Incubus, Muse, Chili peppers, Stevie Wonder

EQUIPMENT

[ 4 Piece Pearl Masters kit: ]

- 10" x tbc tom
- 16" x tbc tom
- 22" x tbc Base Drum
- 14" x 6.5" Ludwig Snare
- Zildjian A-custom Cymbals
- Pearl Hardware
- DW Pedals
- Promark Sticks
- Protection Racket cases

[ Roland TD-10 Electic Kit ]

- Used for practice, with potential for samples, triggers, loops etc - integrated into an accoustic kit, not standalone for gigs.

[ Access to... ]

- Full Yamaha Maple Custom kit (5 piece)
- Roland TD-20 Electric Kit
- A range of different snares
- Percussion (LP: Bongos, Congas, Timbales, + Shakers, tamberines etc)