INTRODUCTIONS: Please Use This Thread To Introduce Yourself!

Quai34

Junior Member
Real name: Philippe
Age: 56
How long have you been playing: 5 months, just smashing the kit I bought for my drummer to practice in my basement. Took 6 months of lessons when I was 15...I'm a keys player in love with drums....
Origin of user name: it was the name of my surfshop in France 13 years ago
Top 5 drummers: Steve Gadd, Dave Werkl, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colauita, Omar Hakim, Billie Cobham
Make of Drums kit: Tama Star 1973, BD 22X14, Toms 10X7, 12X8, 13X9, 16X16, Snare Tama Star Reserve solid Maple 14X5, Tama Star Reserve Solid Sedan 14X6.5, Tama Chrome over steel plus wrap with the same color of the kit, 14X6, came with the kit.
Make of Cymbals: Sabian, Meinl, Zildjian, in love with cymbals too, 28 as of now, I'm ok with it now, no more room on the kit anyway...
Where do you practice: In my basement, in Canada.
Are you in a Band: Yes, Funk Dance Cover band.
Style of music: Funk Dance but I also like, jazz, jazz rock, fusion, Latin, Pop, Classical music.
Country: France up to 13 years ago, now Canada for 13 years...
Odd thing about you: Well, odd enough that I'm the keys player and have spent maybe 10.000$ recently in drums!!!
How did you start drumming: I was supposed when I was 15 to play drums in my garage band but ended up with keys (I was playing the Piano since the age of 6...) And recently decided to play between practices the kit that I had in the basement.
 
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Thee Cursed

Member
Im Mark a OAP bloke ( 50ish ) based in Essex at the moment... England ( Yorkshire Man )

I got into drumming many moons ago when most of my mates were in bands ( they would take a break and I would jump up at kit/ So self taught :oops:) ( Im still rubbish too )
I have a Pearl Export kit and use a Yamaha Snare and have Meinl cymbals ( I just picked up a Premier APK kit at a great price )
I have a Roland TD6 also ( never play the thing )

Im into playing Originals or Covers ( prefer Originals has no1 can pull you up on mistakes )

Drummer Idols ??? mmmmm anybody who Drums is a dude ( or dudette ) Jim Reilly (ex stiff little fingers ) Paul Cook ( great attitude...Sex pistols ) are 2 I do look up to...

Im in a Original and Covers band at the Moment ( Psycho/Punk/Rock-abilly Genre

My name means my Bands name

A fact ... I REALLY CANT PLAY WELL BUT love trying :) ... I also do a lot of Promotion for bands/gig find/put events on etc

Highlight of my Drumming life is playing a decent festival along side of Badly Drawn Boy and Pussy Riot and a host of other Big Names... ( never happen again )
 

iCe

Senior Member
Oh my... i never introduced myself years back when i joined. 😳
So..

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Real name
Well not going to post that here. Too much malicious people on the web after personal info.

Age
36

How long have you been playing?
I got my first drumset in 1999 i think. That's when i really started playing. Not counting the years banging on boxes and crates ;)
So that's... almost 21 years now!

Origin of user name?
Funny story... years ago i was (and still am) a huge fan of the Wing Commander computer games. In the first game there is a character called Iceman which eventually dies. Couple of games further (Wing Commander: Prophecy) you play his son. Just like with all games you need to input a callsign so your kills are recorded on the killboard and thought 'well, if i play the son of Iceman i'm gonna give his son the callsign of Ice'.

This was somewhere around 1998 or 1999 and at that time it was a hype to stylize usernames with capitals or numbers (l33tspeak anyone?) and thought it was cool to capitalize the centered letter so it would be written as iCe. And since then it stuck mostly to forums and games.

Your top 5 drummers?
Mike Portnoy, Todd Sucherman, Benny Greb, Terry Bozzio and Neil Peart

Make of drumkit?
Pearl for the most part and still sticking to them, but who knows what i'll get in the future.

Make of cymbal?
Different brands now, but for the most part Zildjian and have a preference for Zildjian cymbals.

Where do you practice?
Mostly in the rehearsal space and don't really practice anymore/

Are you in a band?
More a 'project' with a guitar player. Maybe (re)starting a cover band for fun with 2 friends of mine, but that's still in the early stages.

Do you play covers or originals?
The guitar player and me write our own instrumental music, which can be described as instrumental prog rock/metal. We're called Quivermore and have an album on Spotify/Amazon called 'Throck!'. Currently working on new songs with 2 finished and 2 still being worked on.

What style of music?
Progressive rock/metal. Coverband in the past pop and rock.

Favourite take out food?
Tie between Chinese/Cantonese or Japanese (sushi)

What country do you live in?
The Netherlands

One really odd fact about yourself?
Among my friends I'm infamous for my methane outbursts (also known al Flatulent Aerosol Rotten Thunder: F.A.R.T.)

How did you start drumming?
Sat down a friends kit a couple of times and really liked it, so eventually got my own kit so i could play whenever i wanted.
 

Frankie Animal

New member
Real name: Frankie

Age: 51

How long have you been playing : 1 Week !

Origin of user name: I'm a former rave DJ with the Sonic Sound System in London - It was my DJ Name

Your top 5 drummers: John Bonham (RIP), Phil Rudd, Dave Grohl, Lars Ulrich, Ian Paice

Make of drumkit : Thomann Millenium MPS-450 Electronic (don't judge me! :)).......If I get any good, I'm gonna splash out on a Tama Acoustic Rock Kit

Make of cymbal: See Above

Where do you practice: Spare Bedroom - getting evicted soon methinks.......:)

Are you in a band: I doubt anyone would have me at the moment

Do you play covers or originals: I'll let you know in a year or so!

What style of music: Rock, Metal, Blues

Favourite take out food: Indian

What country do you live in: Ireland

One really odd fact about yourself: I survived the rave generation......despite my best efforts to party myself to the grave!

How did you start drumming: The Virus made me scratch the itch, which I've had for years!
 

wedran84

New member
Hi,
Real name? Vedran
Age? 36
How long have you been playing? Twenty years.
Origin of user name? wedran84.
Your top 5 drummers? Mike Portnoy,Todd Sucherman,Dave Weckl,Simon Phillips,Vinnie Colaiuta...
Make of drumkit? DS Rebel Custom Drums in Grey Pine finish.
Make of cymbal? Sabian (HHX Compex Medium Hats 14",AA Mini Holy China 12",Paragon Splash 10",HHX Xtreme Crash 18",HHX Complex Medium Thin Crash 19",Legacy Ride 22",XS China 18".
Where do you practice? In my studio or in home on Electronic drum kit.
Are you in a band? Yes.
Do you play covers or originals? Originals and some covers.
What style of music? Rock,Hard Rock,Progressive...
Favourite take out food? Serbian food.
What country do you live in? Serbia
How did you start drumming? My father is bass player. He teach me some basic rhythm and I love it. I've been surrounded by music my whole life.
 

someguy01

Well-known member
Real name? Not sayin'
Age? old enough to know better than to tell you
How long have you been playing? seriously? like 4 months aimlessly? On and off for 25 years.
Origin of user name? anonymity is king
Your top 5 drummers? Adam Deitch, Gene Krupa, Jizmac, Nick Menza, and Stewart Copeland
Make of drumkit? Premier XPK in natural finish, circa 1990
Make of cymbal? Crappy ones.
Where do you practice? In Tom Cruise's closet, with John Travolta
Are you in a band? no
Do you play covers or originals? neither, I play Joe Morello's book on the pad. Poorly. and slow.
What style of music? All music has something to offer, yet I believe country died with Hank Sr, Patsy Cline, and Johnny.
Favourite take out food? Thai
What country do you live in? 'Murica
How did you start drumming? Pure happenstance and it works out because I'm an busy body with jimmy legs. Also, a feckless twit.
 
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C.M. Jones

Well-known member
What style of music? All music has something to offer, yet I believe country died with Hank Sr, Patsy Cline, and Johnny.
As a country drummer who favors a classic sound, I do empathize with your position, though I believe there's still a lot of good stuff in the making. You just have to rummage through a heap of rubbish to find it.
 

graysonator

Well-known member
I've been on this forum for a few months, but I never got to introduce myself properly, so here goes!


Real name? Grayson
How long have you been playing? 6-7 years now, (started getting serious about it 2 years ago)
Origin of user name? The Terminator but with my name in front of it! lol.
Your top 5 drummers? - Phil Collins, Benny Greb, Adam Nussbaum, Neil Peart, Stewart Copeland
Make of drumkit? Pearl (as of right now)
Make of cymbal? Sabian (as of right now)
Where do you practice? Upstairs in my space
Are you in a band? Not yet
What style of music? I'm mainly a jazz/fusion type of guy
Favourite take out food? Chinese
What country do you live in? US
How did you start drumming? Walked into a music store and instantly fell in love!
 
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Dire Wolf

Junior Member
Real name? Dean
Age? 61
How long have you been playing? a few months
Origin of user name? Grateful Dead
Your top 5 drummers? Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Cindy Blackman Santana, John Bonham, Ringo
Make of drumkit? Pearl EXX Export
Make of cymbal? Zildjian
Where do you practice? at home in spare bedroom
Are you in a band? No
Do you play covers or originals? Covers, I play along to Sirius XM
What style of music? classic rock, blues, contemporary jazz, reggae
Favourite take out food? Fried chicken
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I am completely normal.... :|
How did you start drumming? I've always loved drums and rhythm so when I finally got some room for a kit I went for it!

I discovered I had this old account on here after signing up with a new account, so I am using the original account. Once I find out how, I will request the newer account to be deleted.
 

GetAgrippa

Platinum Member
Welcome Dire Wolf. So you want to be categorized in the “normal” camp eh? Traitor! Is this some trick? Trick us all to act normal , thinking you are normal, so you won’t be odd man out. Hey you can be the New Normal.
All kidding aside welcome Dean this is an awesome forum. It helps keep me sane- or less insane- near normal-it helps in drumming more than anything If you seek it out. Great resources here.
 

specgrade

Senior Member
Real name? N/A
Age? 50
How long have you been playing? Since 1983
Origin of user name? Back of receptacle.
Your top 5 drummers? They are all tops.
Make of drum kit? Pearl
Make of cymbal? Paiste
Where do you practice? Basement
Are you in a band? Not currently.
Do you play covers or originals? Covers, mostly.
What style of music? Rock/ 80's Hair Metal
Favorite take out food? Sushi
What country do you live in? Divided States Of America
One really odd fact about yourself? I like to read BOOKS.
How did you start drumming? I bought a pair of sticks.
 

M-theory-

New member
Real name? McKay
Age? 32
How long have you been playing? I've been drumming for 48 hours. Playing bass for 19 years.
Origin of user name? I was into stephen hawking when i was younger and my name starts with an M.
Your top 5 drummers? Tim Alexander, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Jim Chapin. Sorry, I only have four.
Make of drumkit? PDP
Make of cymbal? PDP
Where do you practice? We got the kit for the kids and I for christmas. So we practice in the living room next to the tree. Soon it will be in the garage with my other gear.
Are you in a band? Not drumming. I play bass in Header n' Heeler and 47th Parallel.
Do you play covers or originals? Both in both bands.
What style of music? The first band is outlaw country, the second band is alternative rock.
Favourite take out food? Sushi or tacos
What country do you live in? US
One really odd fact about yourself? I broke both hands in a car wreck when i was 21. I had to quit gigging for months.
How did you start drumming? I've wanted to learn for years and finally started a couple of days ago.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Well-known member
Real name? McKay
Age? 32
How long have you been playing? I've been drumming for 48 hours. Playing bass for 19 years.
Origin of user name? I was into stephen hawking when i was younger and my name starts with an M.
Your top 5 drummers? Tim Alexander, Neil Peart, John Bonham, Jim Chapin. Sorry, I only have four.
Make of drumkit? PDP
Make of cymbal? PDP
Where do you practice? We got the kit for the kids and I for christmas. So we practice in the living room next to the tree. Soon it will be in the garage with my other gear.
Are you in a band? Not drumming. I play bass in Header n' Heeler and 47th Parallel.
Do you play covers or originals? Both in both bands.
What style of music? The first band is outlaw country, the second band is alternative rock.
Favourite take out food? Sushi or tacos
What country do you live in? US
One really odd fact about yourself? I broke both hands in a car wreck when i was 21. I had to quit gigging for months.
How did you start drumming? I've wanted to learn for years and finally started a couple of days ago.
welcome to another bass player/drummer!!!!

Tim Alexander and Neil Peart have some great bass players to play with as well!!!!
 

Flaflaflafla

Junior Member
Real name? Flaflaflafla
Age? 53
How long have you been playing? 10 years more or less, mostly less
Origin of user name? Invented my own rudiment
Your top 5 drummers? Derrick MacKenzie, Michael Shrieve, Elvin Jones, Bill Bruford, Jabo Starks
Make of drumkit? Some crappy Yamaha
Make of cymbal? Sabian
Where do you practice? Living room, much to my family’s chagrin
Are you in a band? no
Do you play covers or originals? Covers
What style of music? Funk & Jazz
Favourite take out food? Tacos
What country do you live in? California ;-)
One odd fact about yourself? I can’t dance
How did you start drumming? Suddenly realized at age 40 that I could recall drum patterns of songs I hadn’t heard since I was a teen, so I thought, what the hell.
 
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Sakae2xBopster

Well-known member
Been posting on Drummerworld for a couple of months, and should have done this earlier!
Real name: Mark
Age: 64
Time playing: Ages 11-25, 60 to present. (Anyone else have a long hiatus?)
Origin of user name: My new kit this autumn
Some drummers I enjoy: Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Hamilton, Michael Jerome, Senri Kawaguchi, Glen Sobel
Drums: Kit 1 - Sonor Bop SE (18, 12, 14)
Kit 2 - Sakae Almighty Maple (18x2, 13x2, 14, chrome on steel snare, with a 10 x 5 popcorn snare)
Cymbals: Kit 1 - Dream cymbals
Kit 2 - Zildjian A's and K Custom Hybrids
Practice space: Soooo lucky to have a drum studio upstairs on the 2nd floor for both kits, plus a new Sakae cajon, several snares
In a band? A band of 1. Two if my wife is willing to play along with me (keys, soprano sax)
Style of music: Enjoy all styles
Take out: Baba Ghanoush, hummus
Countries: US (originally Pennsylvania; now Florida). Also, 2 years in Australia, and worked periodically in the UK
Odd thing: A dog breed is named after my family - The Blue Lacy Cow Dog, state dog of Texas
Start in drumming: Had to choose an instrument in 5th grade and my favorite musician at the time was Gary Lewis.
 

SharkSandwich

Junior Member
Real name? Patrick
Age? 55
How long have you been playing? Since 1982
Origin of user name? If you've seen the movie Spinal Tap, you'd know
Your top 5 drummers? Bonham, Gadd, Copeland, Collins, Colaiuta
Make of drum kit? DW / Ludwig
Make of cymbal? Paiste
Where do you practice? Electronic kit in the garage. Acoustic kits come out for the gigs.
Are you in a band? Yes
Do you play covers or originals? Covers https://www.8trackmassacre.com/home
What style of music? 70's, 80s, 00's dance tunes
Favorite take out food? Chipotle
What country do you live in? U.S.
One odd fact about yourself? I broke my leg at 14 and my right leg is 1/2 inch shorter then the other.
How did you start drumming? I started to listening to Genesis and The Police as a teen
 
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