Started playing drum kit age 15 after doing piano grades , have played ever since and playing experience is wide and varied. First long term proffesional gig was with a show band in a touring circus at age 23. Have studied drum kit and latin percussion and even produced a latin percussion teaching video in late 80s. People tht I have played with or been involed with in a musical context have come from all sorts of musical backgrounds.
past names that I have played with include Climax blues band, Don Weller, Empire state soul band, Soutax, Atlantic city soul band, and Mark king. Their are many more but the list could go on. These days I am more into Jazz, soul, and funk, I do manage my own band called Java that plays smooth Jazz ala Grover Washington. It features Tony Sayles on saxes , a very talented local player.
Because Java have a pro keyboard player who is on tour a lot of the time, we cannot work as much as I would like to . This brings me to the point of this registration. I have good gear, Ludwig drums, Sabian hh cymbals, trans port and backing vocal ability and I am seeking to work locally with a band playing gigs and recording, or do deps in covers bands.
I have a wealth of playing experience in all styles and can use brushes or rock out with the best. Thankyou