I'm Russell Sharp and I'm a seasoned, versatile, dynamic, high energy drummer, lead vocalist behind the drum kit, lyricist & arranger of songs. I am available for touring and I also offer private drum instruction.
Adaptable to most any situation or style, I have made tremendous strides in the Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Funk, R&B, Jazz and Progressive Rock areas. I know when to be subtle and when to explode with enthusiastic energy. The use of dynamics and a free feel are key elements to my style.
Currently, I'm playing at various venues around North Carolina. My musical preferences for styles are melodic rock, blues, dance rock, disco, funk, jazzy/rock or progressive rock.
Price Range: $150 - $2000
What to Expect
High caliber, top notch drum performance with a top quality musical act.
I am an entertainer, not just a performer.
A Brief Bio
I'm originally from Connecticut and got my first drum set in ‘69, after being inspired by Woodstock. I've paid 'many dues' playing in Rock n’ Roll bands throughout the Northeast in Massachusetts, N.Y., Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Florida and North Carolina. Having more than 35 years of playing experience, I'm able to become one with the music and create an original rhythmic sound and groove within a song.
I've played out on the West Coast L.A. scene for many years, covering parts of Arizona and California. I had the opportunity of taking lessons from Graham Lear (Santana’s Drummer), jammed with Tim Bogert(Vanilla Fudge), Chris Pinnick (Chicago), Chet McCracken (Doobie Bros), Aynsley Dunbar (Zappa, Journey) and I also jammed with Eddie Van Halen.
I've been told that I play with a "highly volatile attack on the skins and a most dynamically explosive groove ability". (Aynsley Dunbar - formerly with Frank Zappa, Journey and Eric Burdon & The Animals).
Decades now, still Rocking Out and Rolling On....
Influences & Inspiration
1} Joey Kramer 2} John Bonham
3} Carl Palmer 4} Keith Moon
5} Ian Paice 6} Artemus Pyle
7} Alan White 8} Cozy Powell
9} Graham Lear 10} Neil Peart
11} Aynsley Dunbar 12} Phil Collins
13} Phil Ehart 14} Mitch Mitchell
15} Bill Bruford 16} Billy Cobham
17} Tony Williams 18} Dennis Chambers
19} Vinnie Colaiuta 20} Rod Morgenstein
21} Todd Sucherman and others.
Sounds Like: All Of The Above Mixed Together!!!
Complete Drum Set w/ Cymbals, Microphones, Stands, Accessories
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