Re: Todd Sucherman here!
Just after some advice.
I've played for many years, played hundreds of gigs, and I'm comfortable and confident in my ability as a drummer.
However, I feel I don't do myself justice in my solo spot with the bar band I play in.
I practice a lot at home (on a Roland kit) and often work through ideas I might want to work through in a 2-3 minute solo.
However, come the gig when the singer introduces me, this work goes out of the window and I'll just thrash away for 30 seconds, looking around at the audience and bandmates, culminating in predictable double-kick quads or Bonham-type triplets.
It's clearly a mental issue.
Any tips for a more focused approach to soloing?