SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

Dual US/Aus citizen, moved back to Melbourne late 2019. Age: early 40s, 20+ years of recording and gigging experience on both sides of the world

Looking for ultra-fun wedding / party / event band playing a wide and eclectic mix of covers across genres and generations

Solid, groove oriented drummer used to playing with clicks, in-ear monitors, and a personal bank of electronics and samples.

Background vocals where necessary. Occasional lead vocals but admittedly not a strength.

Band history:
Blue Olives (US) 1998 - second drummer
Deborah Hocking (Aus) 1999, 2002-2008 - drums
Cinematic (Aus) 2002-2005 - drums
Pangolin Band (Aus) 2005-2009 - drums
Mixtape Love Affair (US) 2011-2013 - bass
Hywyr (US) 2014-2015 - drums
Rose Bros (US) 2014-2019 - bass
Banned in Japan / Groove Things (US) 2016-2019 - drums

https://www.facebook.com/TheGrooveThings/
(more performance videos not on YouTube)

Screen name:
mrose77
Member since:
Jan 05 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

1980s pop and new wave
Yacht Rock
Weather Channel Jazz
Rush, Yes, early Genesis, Queen, Pink Floyd
Toto, Steely Dan, later Doobies, early Chicago, Supertramp
Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai
The Police, The Cars, Split Enz, INXS, Midnight Oil, Men at Work, Simple Minds

Drummers: Jeff Porcaro, Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland, Terry Bozzio, John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Bill Cobham, Keith Moon, John Guerin

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

DRUM KIT:
Sonor Force 3007 Maple - midnight fade lacquer
5 Toms (8, 10, 12, 14, 16), Kick
Multiple snare drums
Zildjian A & A Custom series cymbals
DW Pedals
Gibraltar Rack System and hardware
Alesis and Pintech electronic trigger pads and samples

BASS GUITARS
Fender Jaguar Bass (Japan)
Fender Jazz Bass Fretless (Mexico)
Ampeg Portaflex 350 amp head
Ampeg 210AV cabinets (x2)

OTHER:
Roland RS-70 synth keyboard
Ibanez Artist 100 electric guitar
Peavey Artist 240 guitar amplifier
Alesis Q49 MIDI keyboard controller
Microphones by Shure, Audio-Technica, CAD, & Studio Projects
OP-X vintage synth emulation software
Zoom R16 Portable 16 track recorder
Cubase, Garage Band

MUSIC