jjbenstead
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ABOUT

Very experienced drummer, mostly live work, some recording experience, have played with a number of bands ranging in styles, mostly rock, heavy rock, metal, blues, funk and pop/dance.
Very good gear, transport and attitude!
Looking for a band, but also available for sessions, fill-ins etc.
Huge repertoire/playlist, so available to drop in at very short notice with minimal/no rehearsal

Screen name:
jjbenstead
Member since:
Oct 26 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Very early influences: Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Aerosmith, but don't let that put you off!
More recently: anything that is played well, mainly rock, blues, some metal and funk.
Drummers: Ian Paice, Brian Downey, Todd Suchermann, Neil Peart, Craig Blundell, Gavin Harrison

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic: 6 piece Evetts Custom Kit
Tasmanian Blackwood, Smooth Satin - Pommele Blackbutt Veneer
Nickel Black Hardware
20x17 Bass Drum
10x8 Rack Tom
12x9 Rack Tom
14x13 Floor Tom
16x14 Floor Tom
14x8 Snare Drum

Acoustic: 4 piece PDP/DW Kit
All Maple, White Oyster Finish
22x18 Bass Drum
12x10 Rack Tom
16x14 Floor Tom
14x8 Snare

Paiste, Zildjian, Sabian Cymbals

Electronic/Hybrid Setup: Roland SPD-30 Octapad, with Roland triggers on Acoustic drums.

MUSIC