Sorry for the delay in replying.welcome to it!! looks like you have a ton of awesome gear too. Would be cool to hear and see some of your band's stuff
Real name? Derek
How long have you been playing? 35 years
Origin of user name? Was once called 'Dr. No' by a good friend and being from Louisiana, I put a little Cajun flare to it
Your top 5 drummers? Danny Noe, Buddy Rich, Robert Sweet, Dave Weckl, Oscar Seaton
Make of drumkit? Yamaha Stage Custom, natural wood shells
Make of cymbal? Zildjian A Customs
Where do you practice? Home
Are you in a band? Yes, been playing and rehearsing with a couple of bands
Do you play covers or originals? Both
What style of music? Gospel/soul and classic rock
Favorite take out food? Not sure I have a favorite
What country do you live in? USA
One really odd fact about yourself? I love 80's rock/metal but don't ever play it in bands
How did you start drumming? In church at the ripe old age of 13
34 as of 2021
How long have you been playing?
Since i was 8 years old.
Origin of user name?
I used this name for my YouTube channel as it is a combination of my real name and favourite instrument.
Your top 5 drummers?
Make of drumkit?
Pearl Export (the final edition with black rims)
Make of cymbal?
Sabian is my preferred brand but i do like Menil also.
Where do you practice?
In my own practise space using my Alesis Crimson II Special Edition
Are you in a band?
Repair To Ruin & temp occasionally for CueCliche.
Do you play covers or originals?
Always originals but occasionally during the 2020 lockdown we got bored and did a couple of covers.
What style of music?
Quite a mixture but mainly Metal, Rock, Ska & Pop Punk.
Favourite take out food?
What country do you live in?
One really odd fact about yourself?
I taught myself guitar and bass just to prove a point when i was 15.
How did you start drumming?
I watched an old ish episode of the muppets in which i always loved Animal as a character. This one particular episode had Buddy Rich playing with Animal and from that point i begged to play drums. I ended up being self taught for the first few years mainly playing on paper plates that i stuck on poles with tape and jammed along to Phil Collins.
Very cool Ritchie.Sorry for the delay in replying.
well you did ask...
Big R Big Band, this is from a swing dance festival in our home city of Bristol
plenty more clips on Youtube, some great ones of dance circles to Sing Sing Sing
If you like a bit of Exotica meets David Lynch then I have a few albums out with Narco Lounge Combo
cannot wait to get back swinging