Absolutely Jack




Looking for a drummer. This project is aimed at the corporate events and private parties markets, not bars. I have been playing live music for over 30 years and am very committed to putting on an excellent show. It's not a tribute band, but we will still try to get close to the sound and spirit of the tunes.

Rehearsals are currently every 2 weeks in Vaughan and we have two yacht rock sets and one 1970's dance set.

The website is absolutelyjack.ca. The photos on it are from a previous line-up. We're also on Twitter at twitter.com/absolutelyjack.

Corporate gigs start earlier than bars or parties. They might be after lunch, or at 5:00 cocktails or after dinner. It's hard to tell. But it would mean that on gig day we all would need to be onsite for setup and soundcheck 2-3 hours before start time, which will eat into most peoples' daylight working hours.

This position would be ideal for someone with flexible hours or who is retired, or who has the leverage to take a day off once in a while. Anyway, if you like 70's soft rock with lots of keys and vocals, you will enjoy this.

A lot of people want to join a band that is already gigging. I understand that. But the it's a chicken-and-egg thing. You can't get gigs if you don't have an act. But it's hard to put together an act when there are no gigs.

I have committed to investing the time and money in promoting the band. But what I need is one more person (a drummer) who enjoys rehearsing and is willing and able to grow with us.

A sample of our set list is below.

- Steve

Summer Breeze, Seals & Crofts
Sausalito Summer Night, Diesel
Brandy You’re a Fine Girl, Looking Glass
Long Train Runnin’, Doobie Brothers
Lido Shuffle, Boz Scaggs
Do It Again, Steely Dan
So Into You, Atlanta Rhythm Section
Moonlight Feels Right, Starbuck
Escape – the Pina Colada Song , Rupert Holmes
Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet
Cracklin’ Rosie, Neil Diamond
Dancing in the Moonlight, King Harvest
Painted Ladies, Ian Thomas
Reminiscing, Little River Band
Still the One, Orleans
Sister Golden Hair, America
Right Down the Line, Gerry Rafferty
Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch
Drift Away, Dobie Gray
Forever in Blue Jeans, Neil Diamond
Marina Del Rey, Marc Jordan
Couldn't Get It Right, Climax Blues Band
Rock Me Gently, Andy Kim
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, Steely Dan

Screen name:
Member since:
May 18 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
55 years


1970's and 1980's