DRUMMERWORLD PRO DRUMMER
Hey everybody, finally had a minute to stop by my favorite drum site. Hope all is well with everyone.
I'd love to know how much a drummer at that level makes per big gig. You don't have to answer that, I don't want to put you on the spot, but I am so curious. I have no idea what top drummers get today. Like I would love to know when on tour are meals included or is that on you? Are there any extras? Free tix to your shows for your guests? Cool perks we might not be aware of?
I understand if you don't answer believe me, but you said it was OK to ask...
First of all, I think this topic needs a sticky.
Now to my questions.
1. How did you get started as a professional drummer? Did everything just fall in to place or did you have to take huge risks? I really want to play for a living but I would have to move to a music city for sure.
2. Besides Esteban, who are some other artists/bands that you've played with?
3. How much time do you get to practice while on tour?
Thanks Joe, I'm sure I'll think of more questions in the future.
Wow Joe thanks for the kind words. It's really cool to be able to have a direct connection (via guys like you, Bermuda, Derek, Bill, Nick, Gavin et al) to the inner workings of the life of a top level musician, especially for the business side of things. There are precious few here who can speak from experience what goes on at the higher echelons. Plus your answers are so forthright, you gotta admire that. Your life sounds freakin awesome!
Let's hear some groupie stories! Ha! Now I'm really putting you on the spot!