Drummer Audition(s)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
By: Brandon Bailor

Well, it’s been a week since I went on the audition with Winston’s Dog. The audition was for me to sit in at their studio and play three of their originals. I ended up missing a couple changes, but overall, I think I played pretty well. It felt like they liked me, and they seemed to like the feel I had with the band. Hopefully, if they saw any rough edges, they can realize that it was because I have been out of it for a while, and that it will not take long for me to polish myself off and get back into the full swing of it. The next day, they sent a thank you email, and let me know that they discussed my audition, and were generally pleased. But they have a long road ahead of them (understandably) to choose a new drummer. So I will sit tight. Hopefully things will work out, but if not, then I wish them the best.

Getting the chance to sit behind a drum kit and actually jam at volume with real musicians again was a real treat! I brought a friend of mine over who didn’t even know that I played the drums. She seemed surprised. She told me that I was really good, and sounded really good with them. She told me at one point, she looked over at me and I was just in my own world … smile from ear to ear. She was right. I was comfortable again … arms flailing around like a madman, feet stomping … I was back in my zone, my happy place, my world. And for three songs, all was right with my world again.

Winston’s Dog will actually be performing this Friday (Sept 10, 2010) at Ringers in Shwenksville PA (9:00pm). I will be going to check it out. See how they play out live, get the feel for it. Not to mention, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea for me to show my face, and let them know that I am still interested. I will be sure to report my findings here on this site this weekend 🙂

I have a second audition also set up with a band called Chainfall. They seem to be more of a Metal cover band. They have chosen about a half a dozen songs for me to come over and jam out with them. This will be on Sunday Sept 19, 2010. I will post results of that audition as well.

Overall, I think getting back into this will be a good thing for me. Pool was fun, and I met some really cool people, but I think music is where I belong.

Category : Music

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