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got drummer? (Western Mass.)

Versatile player who's collaborated with several original and cover artists playing jazz, rock, fusion, pop, blues, folk, country and beyond! Know 100s of tunes in various genres and am a quick study for anything new - covers and/or originals! 34 yrs. drumming, over 44 singing (I'm 48). Have performed vocals in public since age 4. Have sung harmonies and leads behind the kit with many bands, in many settings for decades. Have also played piano/keys since childhood.

Seeking professional & WORKING cover, tribute and/or original band or working solo artists/musicians looking for a solid drummer with serious percussive and vox chops to get the job done! Available for fill-in dates, pick-up gigs, recording sessions, etc. Not interested in weekly jam sessions or start-ups with no gig prospects.

Responsible adult, no drugs, responsible drink, pro gear, reliable wheels seeking the same from others!! I have a love of all good music and playing with solid, pro-minded (not party minded) performers.

Performed with Richard Chase (original folk/rock), Hillary Chase (original pop), Steve Canty (classic rock & Jimi Hendrix tribute), Four Horsemen (country/classic rock), Friday Night Radio (classic country&western), Tony Prima (aka. Tony Marvici...rock, jazz, blues), WTF feat. Meredith Robinson (hard rock, metal & fusion), Colin Boutwell (original country), Sarah Clay & Karl Rausch (jazz & Latin), Interplay (jazz), T. Namaya (jazz, beat poet), Jay Elfenbein & Andree Pages/ Swings Both Ways (original jazz, blues), THC with Todd Tousley & Lance Carreau (rock/pop), Doug Hewitt (original pop, jazz and classic rock covers), Clay Brown & Chris Paglia (jazz, R&B, blues & rock), Kurt Gott & The Hedgehawgs (original pop and covers), Dan Belmont (jazz, R&B), Joe Belmont (jazz/fusion), Funk N' Monk w Johnny Clark (jazz, funk & blues), Moonlight & Morningstar (jazz, soul, R&B), Dan Daniels' Your No Good Buddies (original folk), Towering Pretzels (original pop/rock), Lee Totten & The Real World Band (original pop) and many more!!!

Drumming mentors & instructors include William Prieb (Buffalo Symphony, Csehy School of Music), Chris White (U of Maine, Orono), Alan Dawson (famed instructor and Boston's 1st call drumming legend - Dave Brubeck, Sonny Stitt, Booker Ervin, Sonny Rollins), Robert Kaufman (author: Art of Drumming, Berklee College of Music, Jerry Bergonzi) and Gregory Caputo (Count Basie Orchestra, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Sammy Davis Jr.).

Easy access to Western Mass, Boston, Worcester, NH, VT, Hartford CT and vicinity. I have performed in all these locations and beyond. My goal is to always be performing for an audience!

FOR A RESPONSE!!!, please send audio/video AND/OR web address along with any scheduled gig information. Also, please include "gig for drummer" in the subject bar!

Audio and video always available upon request!

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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