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Drum Poacher on CL- Would You Consider Calling Him?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Bert Slide, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY

    **BANDS! Not happy with drummer? Call me!** (Lou Metro/S. IN)

    Date: 2012-07-15, 9:55PM EDT
    Reply to: vp6dm-3141869122@comm.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    I know there are bands who feel there's that ONE member holding them back. They want to get to the next step, but can't. That's when it becomes show business, and quits being "show friendship".

    Well if that sounds like your situation, and the cholesterol that's clogging up the arteries is the drummer... Please give me a shout. I'm not arrogant, but have played in the better clubs (some not-so-great) and some of the better situations available to local artists. I know the work that goes into it and the rewards that will come.

    Please send an email, letting me know the stats, focus & direction of the band. Hopefully there's a fit!

    Seems a little ruthless and cutthroat to me. If he just posted a Drummer Looking ad with his experience and what band situation he was after I might give him a call if I were shopping for a new drummer. He seems to have some experience and might be worth auditioning. After that ad though, I wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole. He would probably be the first guy to desert a band or stab you in the back if it fit his agenda.
  2. Pass- I know we all have a bit of d-bag in us, but this guy seems proud of it.
  3. JohnMCA72


    Feb 4, 2009
    Got your attention.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    He needs to hook up with this guy.

    I will SUB for your drunk or dead guitarist, all styles (Clubs MN )

    Date: 2012-07-17, 10:01AM CDT
    Reply to: wht66-3144881903@comm.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
    All over the midwest, I continue to cover gigs for rock/country/new country/funk/ soul/blues R&B all styles, easy going, positive, read music, good gear, car, brain, available to help you out; write for songlist, '60-2012 music, modern rock, T40, casino, travel, bars, events, calypso, soca, reggae, ska, all venues. Send calendar. Thanks!
  5. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Seems like a guy who doesn't want to BS around, and I can't really hate on him for that. I've seen posts that make this guy look like an angel.
  6. WookieeForLife


    Sep 30, 2008
    Thats rough.
  7. dalahorse


    Apr 14, 2010
    He makes a [...] point. But he also comes across as a total arse. As a drummer, I recognize that there are tons of lousy drummers getting by with their bands simply because the band can't find a replacement. I'd never ask a band to consider replacing their drummer, though. If they're looking and I am too, we'll probably find each other. But it's not cool to suggest to a band that their drummer/keyboardist/bassist/singer/etc. sucks and you should try him instead. Not cool. Not cool at all.

    That's my two cents.
  8. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    The guy is obviously a mercenary. But at least he's upfront about it. :meh:

    Assuming he's got the chops & style, and no obvious character disorders, I'd consider hiring him - for the right kind of situation at least. But I wouldn't necessarily expect a long-term commitment from him.

    All's fair in love and war...and band staffing... :meh:

  9. I think it is a great ad. The guy clearly understands a need in a lot of bands and seeks to address that. Heck, I'd respond to that ad right now if it were here.
  10. PlungerModerno


    Apr 12, 2012
    If he leads with essentially "every member for themselves" he's not displaying the tact a good team player uses most of the time... and pretty much all of the time with unfamiliar people. my 2c.
  11. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    If I was in a band with a crappy drummer, I would definitely call him.
  12. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    Innocent until proven faulty .
  13. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    doesn't hurt to contact him... we've all misposted or sent the wrong message at times.
  14. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    It is a business. He recognizes it is a business and he has targeted his niche. Longevity? If you are a professional musician and not under contract would you not "move on" for more money, better gigs and greener pastures? Happens every day...edit: and in every occupation
  15. Yeah, I guess you'd at least know what you're getting w/this guy. I'm no pro, so factor that in. If decent money was involved though- especially in a pinch- I'd work w/him.
  16. I don't see the problem with this ad.

    If he fits your situation call; if not, don't.
  17. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic
    This is the key phrase; the guy explained right up front that this is strictly business. If the reader is of a like mind, this is a good ad.

    Not everyone is in this to make friends and just hang out.

    Yeah, the tone is a little creepy, but he gets his point across and makes no bones about this being a social call....

    He piqued my interest.
  18. MJT


    Feb 24, 2011
    Roanoke, VA
    There was a drummer in my area that posted an "I'm better than your drummer" ad. Poor dude actually included a couple of video links and provided his name. It didn't work out so well - he wasn't better (or even very good).

    Takes all kinds. If this ad hits home with your situation, it doesn't hurt to make a call and check him out.
  19. DBCrocky


    Oct 18, 2011
    Cary, NC
    I wonder if anyone has used the "I hate my band" posts here to scout for work...
  20. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    If he can walk the walk like he talks the talk, I see no problem. I've needed a guy just like him on many occasions. The missing puzzle piece. The drummer who actually "gets it" and plays what the band needs rather than what he thinks will truly amaze the audience.

    But drummers like that don't post ads on CL, they are already busy.

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