I am a trained musician with a degree in music. I have many years of real experience playing for both live shows and in sessions in the studio. I can play in any style or genre and usually fit in with any group.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The audience can expect a professional and accurate to style performance. The can expect to enjoy what I do behind the set, whatever the setting and genre. In a jazz bar they can expect a clean, nice to listen to set. In a big band, the audience can expect a true-to-style performance with perfect set-ups and kicks. In a cover band set or wedding group, the audience can expect to hear what they know. Also, in all situations the audience can expect to hear things a little different from normal, depending on the setting. I like to add my own style to everything and putting my own brand of sound on the music.
My name is Derek Fleeman and I am a professional musician with a degree in percussion. I have been performing live and in studio session as a professional for the last seven years. I have played in just about every genre and in multiple groups.
I love what I do as a drummer and the more diverse I can get, the better. I love challenges and if it is something I haven't done behind my set, I love to set myself to work and learn how to do it.
Additional Booking Notes
My performances are usually with a group, but I do click track and session work solo if needed. I prefer using my own set, but if I can't do that then there is no problem as long and I can mess with the kit and make sure it is well to play on.
I can perform anything in any genre. This is not a lie or act. I can perform pop tunes as jazz acts, I can perform heavy metal as an afro-cuban beat. Anything you can dream of, I or my combo and get worked out for you.
Influences & Inspiration
I currently am influenced by the following three drummers the most:
JoJo Mayer (Nerve)
Mike Portnoy (Dreamtheater)
Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich)
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