I am a studio drummer located in the Springfield area who has been playing and excelling over the past 10 years. I can play different genres; indie, rock, country, r&b, blues, pop, etc. My goal is to provide complimentary rhythm and meet the vision of a band or solo musician.
- 5/4 Time Signature
- Beck "Turn Away" Cover:
Price Range: $100 and up
What to Expect
A studio drummer that can communicate with everyone and understand other viewpoints and constructive criticism. I'm not here to change the vision, but help it to develop and offer suggestions that may result in a stronger project.
I can play in multiple time signatures and tempos, and keep that tempo.
Also, I have a small home studio for writing and demo purposes. This helps by being able to get feedback before heading into a studio and not wasting time and funds while on the clock.
Over the past 10 years I have recorded in studio environments and played local shows as a fill in for solo musicians. I was a musician in South Texas for most of my drumming career, but I have recently moved to Southwest Missouri.
During this time, I have practiced and gained skills in multiple genres. I enjoy playing in the pocket and feel that a stronger drummer is one who can keep solid tempo and realize what a song needs versus what the drummer may want.
Even though most songs are in 4/4, I can play in different time signatures and tempo changes during a single track. I have not kept myself in a generic box. I know the difference between taking personal gain from showing off, and what is necessary for the song.
As I have said before on the "General Info" section, I work a normal 8-5. However, if you are a touring band or solo musician looking for a full time drummer and can provide the funds for me to pay the bills, I will be willing to tour. Though, as of now, I am an evening and weekend studio drummer that can help complete a track or album.
Additional Booking Notes
Equipment I own:
Shells - PDP all maple (10" and 14" toms, 22" kick drum)
Snares - DW Maple (14")
Vintage 1960's Slingerland (14")
PDP Maple (14")
Cymbals - Zildjian A Custom 14" hats
Zildjian K Custom Hybrid 18" Crash
Zildjian A Custom 20" Crash
Zildjian A Custom 22" Ride.
I am always willing to use other gear that the studio provides and that will be necessary for the genre and style.
Influences & Inspiration
Bands or solo artists:
Kings of Leon, Bon Ivor, Gary Clark Jr, John Mayer, Hammock, Tycho, Animals As Leaders, Kansas, Copeland, Phantogram, Alabama Shakes, Boston, Muddy Waters, The Black Keys
Mike Johnston, Matt Garstka, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Thomas Lang, Thomas Pridgen, Benny Greb, JoJo Mayer, Steve Jordan
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