My group is a collabration of several musicians and poets from my area. I am a master percussionist.
"Back in the day when I was a teenager. Before I had status. Before I had a pager....."
I have been a percussionist for 13 years with a band known as The Snake Doctors.
My influences M.E.L.L.Y.
Coming from the supreme
with a mix of Trip-hop,
Nu-Jazzgroove, Drum & Bass,
Jungle, Neo Soul, Poetic Flow,
With thoughts of Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Miles, DJ Krush, DJ Cam, Postishead,
Earth, Wind & Fire, Funkadelic, Santana,
Herbie Hancock, Yes, J. Dilla,Led Zepplin, Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes,
Akilah Destiny Davis,local bands,Pete Rock,
DJ Premier & RZA,4 Hero, Roy Ayers,
Mos Def,Lonnie Liston Smith.
Latin percussion, Roland synths, Yamaha, Bass Modules. Mackie boards, Audio Technica microphones. ESI samplers, software and plenty of devices.
M.E.L.L.Y. means, Mind, Elevated,Living,Loving, Yearning.