jamesmcniff
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Didgeridoo, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Expert level drummer seeking dedicated & talented musicians to play and/or record with!

I've been playing drums since the age of 10 (now 20 years!) and took lessons for many years before passing Drum Kit Grade 8 with high distinction back in the UK with Trinity College London. I also taught drums for a stint whilst at University.

I've toured up and down the UK with many bands over the years as well as playing a bunch of gigs in London. I've recorded > 15 demos/albums with various bands and very comfortable in the studio setting with or without click.

First preference would be to write and perform original music with talented musicians in the Sydney area, but also open to remote studio recording work from my home studio.

Cheers,
James

Screen name:
jamesmcniff
Member since:
Mar 15 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

So so many, not sure where to even start!

- Muse
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- The Beatles
- The Police
- Jimi Hendrix
- Queen
- Royal Blood
- Rush
- Led Zeppelin
- Foo Fighters
- Tenacious D
- Biffy Clyro
- Guns N Roses
- Dream Theater
- Oasis
- Green Day
- Paramore
- Metallica
- Dire Straits
- Blink-182
- Enter Shikari
- Weezer
- Haim
- Pink Floyd
- John Mayer
- Stevie Wonder
- Snarky Puppy
- Toto and anything with Jeff Porcaro

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Mostly use my beloved new Roland VAD503 for practice and home recording.