Split/Shift (classic/hard rock, gigging) needs reliable drummer
Split/Shift is a classic-rock/hard-rock club/festival/event band based in Cranbrook. We needs us a steady, reliable drummer ready to gig ASAP, and hopefully able to look at this as a long-term proposition. Shows are lined up (COVID-19 permitting of course), we're itching to prep our 2019 show, and we are a band that actually likes to rehearse regularly.
Our current lineup consists of John Burgess on lead guitar, Mike Kaufman on rhythm guitar and vocals, Emilio Regina (also with The Hollers) on lead vocals and Cub Lea (ex. Free Lee, Winter Heat) on bass and vocals.
MEDIA: See our facebook page for a flavor of who we are; see the Braindance Cabaret soundcloud for a taste of our originals.
STYLE: Blues to rockin' country, southern rock to classic metal. But we are NOT a cover band. We have a distinctive, recognizable style and feel that incorporates a lot of creativity. We *interpret* the songs we cover, so you'll have a lot of freedom to do things your own way.
REPERTOIRE: Our current show includes Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, CCR, Neil Young, Stones, Cream, Doors, Who, Guess Who, Seger, Bad Co., Mountain, Blues Bros., Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash and Steve Earle among others covered.
ORIGINALS: We have an original set but our originals are strong enough that they get requests. We've got 2 award-winning songwriters in the band.
FIT: You'll be joining a core of four very good friends who've stayed good friends for seven years. Ego trips are permitted but only if you bring back enough souvenirs for everybody. Adult-child or PTSD issues are a must to fit with this crew, PROVIDED you're aware of what they are and how you cope with them. (Yes, this will be on the exam.) Your own vehicle is a plus but not a necessity.
EARNINGS: As a five-piece doing 10-20 gigs a year, the split ain't great. As we see it, we play for free and get paid for being our own roadies. This is recreational for us. There is serious talent and soul in this band, and when we play live, we kick ass and take names. We don't just like what we do, we ARE PROUD of it. That's the real payoff.
TIME REQUIREMENT: We rehearse Sunday afternoons but have some flex there. We gig only within sleep-at-home distance and almost always on weekends. We have several regular gigs as well as local festivals and special events in the summer.
TALENT: Less important than fit. If you can cover Charlie Watts reasonably well and know how to work closely with a bassist, we're willing to work around shortcomings on the Bonham/Moon/Baker stuff for someone we can rely on and care about. Vocals are a plus.
GEAR: If you've been out of the game for a few years, don't sweat it. We've got our own kit if you need it.