SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Background Singer, Trombone.
I started to play drums when I was two years old following my father's footsteps and I am now a session drummer/multi-instrumentalist . I am an undergraduate student at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. I'm currently looking for joining a band who's main aim is to play original/covers live around London. I am interested in Functional Band as well.
- Screen name:
- Valerio La Piana
- Member since:
- Aug 19 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
My main influences are Jazz, Fusion, Funk and Blues music, but I genuinely love to play every type of music. As a drummer, my main source of inspiration has always been Dave Weckl, as I personally enjoy his dynamics and particularly, his sense of musicality behind the drums.
In terms of general music that particularly matches my personal taste, there are; Michael Jackson, Brian Adams, Prince, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Pat Metheny, Chet Baker, Chic, David Foster, Al Jarreau, Everette Harp, Joe Cocker, Supertramp, Anita Baker, BB King, Tower of Power, John Mayer, Mike Stern, Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets.
- Background Singer:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Pearl Midtown Drumkit
Mapex Saturn Drumkit
Yamaha Christian Mayer Signature Snare
Zildjian and Ufip Cymbals
Overheard microphones: Samson CO2 x2
Bass Drum microphone: Sure Beta52/Samson Kick
IEM: Shure SE215
Personal IEM mixer
Action Camera with condenser microphones: Zoom Q4
MacBookPro 13" retina
Logic Pro X / Reaper
Times Like These - Live Symphonic Orchestra Arrangement (With Audience)
Times Like These - Live Symphonic Orchestra Arrangement (With Audience)This is the full arrangement that I did of the song "Times Like These" by Foo Fighters. This arrangement is imagined to be played live, with a large audience. Special Guest on vocals of this Demo is singer and friend Magdy Abdel-Rehim to whom I owe all my inspiration for this arrangement.
"The Stage Door"
"The Stage Door"This is a short original piece for String Quartet and Clarinet.
Times Like These - Live Symphonic Orchestra Arrangement
Times Like These - Live Symphonic Orchestra ArrangementThis is my arrangement for Symphonic orchestra, of the song "Times Like These" by Foo Fighters. The vocals are by Magdy.
MotherlandThis is Motherland, my last song. It's about those moments when you think about home. Moving away from your own country and get used to a new life, new people is always something big and exciting. But you will always know that wherever go there is something in you, that makes you remember where you come from.
Wet ManThis is my soundtrack for the Adam Contest 2016. That's one of my first short composition and my first SoundCloud upload. I hope you enjoy it.