Re: Introduce Yourself
real name? James Hamilton
how long been playing? 11 years
origin of user name? It's the title of one of my (many) bands songs
top 5 drummers (or the most influential to me anyways)? Dave Grohl, Neil Peart, Jimmy Chamberlain, John McIntyre, Squarepusher
make of drumkit? Sonor Custom (though currently saving for a DW..)
make of cymbal? Sabian
where do you practice? Studio
are you in a band/s? Several, one covers band which earns me most of my living
covers or originals? Mostly original
what style of music? Main bands are Synth-Rock-Prog-Disco and Hardcore/Math-Rock
favourite take out food? Chinese
one really odd fact about yourself? I own a pair of Courtney Loves panties which she gave me.
how did you start drumming? I saw Nirvana on TV at the 1992 MTV music video awards playing 'Lithium' and watched Dave Grohl, all the while thinking "Oh My God I know what I want to do with my life.." A while later my older brother started a band and needed a drummer, and after much begging and pestering they let me join even though i'd never played drums in my life. The singer used some of his student loan to buy a beat-up 7th or 8th hand Ludwig kit for £100, we set up in our garage and they said "ok, we've got ten songs and our first gig is in three weeks, get learning.."