bands with no drummer

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by kaboom133, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. kaboom133


    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    well, i hope this hasn't been done, but i was curios, i really like songs without drums, but i can't find many bands or even songs without them. does anyone know any? i'm looking for mostly rock bands, and anything that would fall in or near this catagory, but i'm open to anything. thanks.
  2. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    my need one though...
  3. kaboom133


    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    lol, mine doesn't either, but i don't want one and my guitarist does. i'm trying to convince him you don't need one.
  4. my band doesn't either and no stinken guitar player either...Just me, me, me, me, me, I play with myself! :eek:

  5. Rendez-Vous (This was an acoustic jazz trio I've been in with two guitarists. Lots of challenging fun on the semi-acoustic fretless!)
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    XTC has no drummer, but they use session guys.
    Tears For Fears
    The Communards
    Dream Academy (Anyone remember those guys)
    Durutti Column
    The Gypsy Kings
    The Dixie Chicks
    John McLaughlin trios with Trilok Gurtu.
  7. not rock, but here's a few:
    YoYo Ma/Edgar Meyer/Mark O'Connor - Appalachain Journey, Appalachain Waltz

    Ponty/DiMeola/Clarke - the Rite of strings

    Dianna Krall - Love Scenes (w/Russell Malone and Chris McBride)

    I cant think of any rock w/o drums offhand except for the song 'Aqueous Transmissions' on Incubus' 'Morning View' record.
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I'm not up on contemporary rock (too old :D) but there have been drummerless rock bands in the past, and not just "acoustic" bands, either:

    Steeleye Span (OK, they added a drummer after their 5th album ;) )

    Mark/Almond (OK they added a drummer after a while, too :rolleyes: )

    John Mayall's Turning Point band

    String Driven Thing (waitaminnit, didn't they get a drummer eventually, too? :eek: )

    So yeah, it's always been rare to try to rock with no drums.
  9. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I've played many gigs without a drummer. Personally, I prefer having a drummer, but when push comes to shove, you can do most any song without drums.