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Professional Percussionist For Hire

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J Tyler Wright
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Roanoke, Va
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My name is Tyler Wright. I have been playing percussion/drumset for almost 20 years and have been a professional session musician for the past 6 years. I have played all over the world in more than 20 countries and almost every state in the USA in more groups then i can count. They range from Jazz, to 40's bebop, to rock, to southern rock/ red dirt to the FUNKiest of the Funkiest. My biggest trait is being able to listen well enough to know when live changes are happening and what those changes entail. i have a unique skill to understand music genres more then just cover songs and simple beats. I am past the basic learning stage of my ability. Of course i will never actually know everything there is to know in my craft, but what i mean by that last statment is that i am finally to a stage in the game where i am experimenting with my instrument and trying to make real music, yes even with the drums. I would love to have an audition or play as many gigs as i can if the group is right for me. I have learned through experience that if the group is great but we don't get along, things won't work and the music will suffer. We might love each other but the music might suck; either way things have to be just right in order to make unselfish music. I come from Drum and Bugle Corps. So my roots are very Rudimental and Technical. I am very structured in my chart reading, writing and ability, but the soul of a man is how he can play with others, because most people i play with have not had my type of training. I still play with AMAZING musicians and i think that it helps me be able to listen and anticipate others moves because of my background in Corps Percussion. I love to tour so if that is what you are after then sign me up. Music is not a hobby to me. It is my career and i put alot of effort into it. I am not saying i want to play with musicians that have a stick up their butt but i do want to play with people motivated to get to the next step. The next step is NOT becoming famous. The next step is to making money and gain exposure playing our music. I have played on the same stage with groups like : Earth, Wind and Fire, Hubert Sumlin, Joey Williams of Ben Harper (5-Time Grammy Winner), Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Michael Burkes, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Indigenious, Little River Band, Max Creek Band, JJ Grey and Mofro, Robert Randolph, Monte Montgomery, 1 oz. Jig, Kory Montgomery, Opal Fly, Drowning Pool, Revolution, Widespread Panic, Slightly Stoopid, Pretty Lights, Wakarusa Music Festival, harvest Music Festival, Smile Music Festival, Drums Across Europe, Drums across America, BB King, Sunny Landreth, Buddy Guy, my influences on the drumset are Ques? Love from the roots, Chad Smith (chili Peppers), Chad Sexton (311) Carter Beauford (DMB), Jeff Sipe, All Gospel Drummers ( my goal is to become a respected Gospel/Jazz Drummer), Danny Carey (Tool). and of course Tony Royster Jr, Dennis Chambers and Aaron Spears, and Gerald Heyward ( all 4 are insane gospel) i could keep going on with the worlds best but you will slowly see a pattern that the drummers i mention are the top of the line and all technical drummers.
Playable Genres: Jazz, Rock, GOSPEL, Reddirt, Southern, Country, Second line(cajun), Fusion, Acid-Fusion, FUNK, Hard Rock, Latin, Hard Latin, Hard FUNK, and Rudimental I Could Keep telling you about myself but at times it feels ackward but i know its what i have to do in order to sell myself. If you have any other questions feel free to email me. Again music is my life so i would like to keep going to sustain it. Thanks again
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