gary57394
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Looking to play occasional gigs within about a 160 km radius of Kingston, Ontario. I am retired and having played in bands full time in my younger days had to give it up after marriage and kids happened. Started playing again a few years ago after retiring from my job of 30 years. Would be available for practice 1-2 nights per week and gigs about twice a month. Presently I am drumming for a part-time blues/classic rock band (SwiftKick) that does occasional gigs mostly in the Kingston, Sydenham, Belleville areas. Being retired I have time for more music and would like to gig more often.

Screen name:
gary57394
Member since:
Mar 14 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Mostly influenced in my younger days by drummers like Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Ginger Baker (Cream), Ian Paice (Deep Purple) but also influenced by more mainstream guys like Ringo Starr (Beatles), Charlie Watts (Stones), as well as some jazz guys like Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Max Roach. I also love Chad Smith, Steve Gadd, Kenny Aaronoff, Vinnie Colaiutta, Steve Smith, and many others.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I have 5 full sets of drums, all top of the line Ludwigs. One is a Vistalite kit from 1976, another is a new classic maple kit I bought in 2014. I also have a set of Classic Maple Ludwigs in Natural Maple Thermo-Gloss finish and a Ludwig Breakbeats kit for small venues.I also own a full set of drum mics, a 24 channel mixing board, 2x1000 watt PA speakers for larger venues and outdoor events.