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Music by drumadóir



This is the single from an EP I'm working on for my one man band called Farmacyde. I am playing the drums and doing the vocals. The bass and rhythm guitars are created by me in a DAW.



I grew up infatuated with the drums. As a kid I would watch Sha Na Na on TV with my mother and act out the drums. When I was about 5 I took a bunch of camping equipment my brother's friend was keeping at our house and built it into a drum set. In anything musical I was always mesmerized by the drumming. So when I was about 9 or 10 (behind the influence of a school friend who played guitar) my parents got me a 5-piece Maxtone kit with Sabian hi-hat and crash-ride for Christmas. That was it!

John and I played together for several years in a few different bands. We were both metal heads and had deep roots with it. My older brothers also introduced me to bands like Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Rush and The Rolling Stones. And by the time I got to high school I was meeting many other musicians (Baltimore had/has a thriving metal/hardcore community) and learning new styles and techniques. 

I got really good and had a blast playing with various bands and jamming with people. Even played a few shows (made like $30 all together ;p) and cut a demo in a makeshift garage studio. I feel very privileged to have come up with death metal, growing as a musician as it grew as a genre. I felt one with it then and still do now. 

As with all good things though, you can have too much, and about 12 years in, I'd pretty much burned myself out on death metal. I still loved it but wanted to groove more...and I was also interested in learning jazz. I spent a few years trying to find musicians who held my same vision but it just never worked out, and I ended up just playing for myself; improvising radio tunes etc...But I had no real inspiration driving me. 

Then I met my wife. She lived in California, while I was born and raised in Baltimore. So after about a year of long distance dating, I packed up my car and drove to California leaving my drums behind. In the coming years I didn't play cause we were in an apartment and I was too stubborn to pick up an electronic kit. Not that it would've mattered much, back then you had to spend way to much to get quality sound and I didn't have that kind of money. I still had a passion for drumming and it remained a part of me always, even if I was just tapping my feet and hands. 

I finally broke down a few years ago and got a practice pad and some sticks to mess around. My wife noticing, decided to be sweet and get me a gift certificate for a lesson at a local drum shop for fathers day (yes now we have kids and still love each other very much :) ). When I got there the guy talked to me a few minutes and gave me some rudiments and stuff to work on and I was off for part 2 of my drumming life. 

I continued working and promised myself some kind of kit if I stuck with it awhile. When the time came I picked up a Roland TD-4KP and eventually added some upgrades (most notable of which is the TD-11 module). I would love for it to have been acoustic, but we're in an apartment with 3 children now and space is a premium as well as noise. And damn it's easy to record with this thing!

Now I have a new approach, a new host of musical influences from my adult life and all of the old ones from the first time around still solidified in me. The result is quite groovy. As an adult, I have listened to a lot more jazz, funk and classical music and other stuff like Latin music, West African music and traditional Irish folk music. All while still maintaining a firm foot in my roots of death metal. So I've maintained my rawness but technically refined it with rudiments and other routines; while also acquiring the patience and reserve of a middle aged man. The combination is quite satisfying to me musically. 

So that's where I am fellow musicians. Trying to regain some of what I had then with the knowledge of what I know now. And having a blast doing it! I look forward to working with everyone and jamming. 



Black Sabbath, Death, Corrosion of Conformity, Obituary, Rush, Slayer, Sepultura, Metallica, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Primus, D.R.I., Cro-Mags, Biohazard, Gojira, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steve Miller Band, Rage Against the Machine, Return to Forever, Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham, Sean Reinert, Tim Alexander, Carter McClean

Song workspaces started by drumadóir

Project Name Status Created Modified
Caught - interlude idea Recruiting / Idea Exchange 3/7/2018 3/16/2018 7:01:00 PM
caught band - song concept 12 Recruiting / Idea Exchange 12/1/2017 4/4/2018 8:57:00 PM
caught band - song concept 11 Recruiting / Idea Exchange 12/1/2017 12/15/2017 9:03:00 AM
caught band - song idea 10 Recruiting / Idea Exchange 11/12/2017 2/24/2018 7:20:00 PM
The Blackbirds Song Recruiting / Idea Exchange 11/12/2017 2/14/2018 4:41:00 AM
caught band - song idea 8 Recruiting / Idea Exchange 10/18/2017 1/27/2018 8:19:00 PM
caught band - song idea 7 Recruiting / Idea Exchange 10/17/2017 2/13/2018 11:48:00 PM

Song workspaces drumadóir has contributed to

Project Name Status Created Modified Files Posted
caught band - idea 2 Active 9/9/2017 5/21/2018 8:12:00 PM 2
Raven Haired Demon Active 11/18/2017 3/9/2018 10:27:00 PM 2
caught band - idea 1 Active 9/9/2017 1/28/2018 9:13:00 PM 6
caught song idea 5 Active 9/24/2017 12/30/2017 8:19:00 AM 2
Cold Rain Active 9/9/2017 11/21/2017 8:10:00 PM 2
caught band - idea 4 Active 9/9/2017 11/21/2017 1:28:00 AM 2
Youre Not Mine Active 8/26/2017 11/18/2017 3:24:00 PM 2
caught song idea 6 Active 9/29/2017 11/3/2017 8:34:00 PM 2
Too Soon Active 5/1/2017 7/26/2017 5:10:00 AM 3
I Am Negan Active 6/17/2017 7/17/2017 2:54:00 PM 3
I wanna Be Dumped Active 5/21/2017 6/6/2017 5:14:00 PM 2
Listen to the Wiseman Active 3/23/2016 4/2/2016 4:11:00 AM 1

Online bands that drumadóir is a member of

Band Name Bio Created
The Human Touch Three guys, two continents, one vision...

The Human Touch began as a random collaboration between musicians to write one song, and ended up as a band. We come from many different musical styles and influences, and our work ranges from tragic and melancholy to witty and darkly comedic, and everything in between. Regardless of the mood, you can always expect groove inspired bass lines, memorable and energetic guitar solos and tastefully aggressive drumming all wrapped up in raw emotion.
Caught just metal 9/9/2017

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