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Introducing My Band ... Joel on Drums!

Hey everyone!


Today's band member is Joel. He is my new drummer.  Here's some interesting things about Joel ..




JA: Hey Joel! So let the doods know whats up with your mad drumming skills!
JG: Well I've been in bands since I was 16. Now, at 29, I've almost lost track of all the different projects I've been involved in; but I enjoyed them all. Recently, I've been working on a couple other projects that include GUAPO - fun dance pop, The Salt and the Sea-electronic/acoustic, and Chronic Tan. I'm kind of a workaholic when it comes to music, I just want to do it all!

JA: So what's your go-to tour bus game?
JG: I'd say my favorite game on tour is when a group of people add songs to the same playlist and guess who added which one. (I'll be easy to pick out due to my shameless love of 80's pop divas and The Killers!)

JA: What would be your dream gig?
JG: I'd love to play big summer festivals like Hangout fest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, etc. Playing in front of a huge audience in that environment would be a dream for sure.

JA: What is something you are looking forward to?
JG: I hope to inspire people to love music like my favorite bands did for me, and hope that our future fans get as much joy out of seeing our shows as I do playing these tunes!

JA: And who are some of your musical influences?
JG:  At the top of the list would have to be The Killers and Foo Fighters. I love huge, anthemic rock bands that can write a great hook and play with passion and power. As far as drummers, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and more artists than I can count on all my fingers and toes!