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Hi, I'm Ben, I'm an experienced drummer (15+ years playing)
Rockschool Grade 8 certified
Done 100+ gigs before with different rock/alt rock/indie bands in front of crowds a couple of hundred strong (or several thousand when I once played onboard a float going through Belfast!).
Have recording studio experience, recorded approx 6-7 EPs before.
Studied music at GCSE and A level.
- Screen name:
- Shaggy Alonso
- Member since:
- Nov 12 2015
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Stone Temple Pilots
Queens of the Stone Age
The Dandy Warhols
Main drumming influences are Jimmy Chamberlin, Matt Cameron and Josh Freese
- Other Percussion:
Yamaha 4 piece 9000 Recording Custom
Roland TD-17 KVX Electronic Kit
Yamaha 14 x 5.5 Jimmy Chamberlin signature steel snare
Yamaha 14 x 6.5 Recording series steel snare (vintage)
Pearl Brass Sensitone Elite 14 x 6.5 snare
DW Collector's series Polished Brass 14 x 6.5 snare
Assortment of Sabian AAX and AA cymbals
Dream hi-hats, crash and China cymbal also.
The Everlasting Gaze (drum interlude)
The Everlasting Gaze (drum interlude) Year: 2000 Album: Machina/The Machines of God Genre: Alternative
Rapid drum section off of another Pumpkins track. Recorded with the Roland TD-17 KVX
Doomsday Clock (Intro)
Doomsday Clock (Intro) Year: 2007 Album: Zeitgeist Genre: Alternative
Tricky intro section to another Pumpkins track.
Geek USA drum cover
Geek USA drum cover Album: Siamese Dream Genre: Alternative
My rough cover of drumming behemoth Jimmy Chamberlin on Geek USA by Smashing Pumpkins. Played by memory without accompaniment. No click even, I just went for it lol
Judith drum cover
Judith drum cover Genre: Rock
A rough drum cover of Judith by A Perfect Circle - original drum part removed Recorded on a Roland TD-17 electric kit.
Freak On A Leash (drum cover)
Freak On A Leash (drum cover) Album: Follow The Leader Genre: Metal
My quick take on the band that originally inspired me to pick up the sticks 20 odd years ago....
Re-Arranged Genre: Alternative
Just a funky groove based off of the drum part of Limp Bizkit's Re-Arranged
Tool - Sober (Intro)
Tool - Sober (Intro) Genre: Alternative
Judith drum cover (isolated drum track)
Judith drum cover (isolated drum track) Genre: Rock
Cover of Judith by A Perfect Circle, a rough take recorded on a Roland TD-17 electric kit.
Correctly Political Year: 2003 Genre: Alternative
A song recorded long, long ago with my first band while still at school.
Lil' Wonder Girl
Lil' Wonder Girl Year: 2003 Genre: Alternative