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Kenny Morris

Oklahoma, United States

Musician

www.bandmix.com/thumper007/

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Physical Details

Height:
175 cm / 5ft 9in
Weight:
64 kg / 140 lbs

Experience

2000
  • OBC PRODUCTIONS : recording studio, Oklahoma, USA

Music

Guitar ability:
  Intermediate
Producer ability:
  Expert
Drumming ability:
  Expert
Engineer ability:
  Expert
Percussion ability:
  Expert
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Country
Influences: Michael JacksonLady GagaU2QueenLed ZepelinJesse JPeter Frantom....so Many To List

IM MAINLY A DRUMMER ( DOUBLE BASS DRUM PLAYER )BUT I DO PLAY OTHER INSTRUMENTS AS WELL....KEYBOARDS / PIANO , RYTHM & LEAD GUITAR AND BASS...AND I SING AS WELL..LEAD VOCALS TO SOME EXTENT AND BACKING VOCALS..I HAVE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY AS A DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST FOR 20 SOME PLUS YEARS, HAVE ROAD AND STUDIO EXPERIENCE......PROFESSIONAL ADDITUDE..VERY VERSITILE AND CAN PLAY ANY STYLE....BUT IM MAINLY A ROCKER AT HEART....NO HABITS DRUGS/ALCOHOL...VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND CAN TAKE DIRECTION..I CAN READ CHARTS..AS WELL AS PLAY OFF THE CUFF..EXCELLENT TIMING...AND I HAVE WORKED WITH SOME PROFESSIONAL ACTS AS WELL..ONE IN GENERAL WAS COUNTRY MUSIC STAR JOE NICHOLS..I WAS HIS DRUMMER FOR A WHILE....IM ABLE TO TRAVEL AS LONG AS THE MONEY IS THERE..AND I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL WORK ETHIC...HAVE AN UN-YEILDING DESIRE AND DRIVE AND A DEEP PASSION FOR WHAT I DO....NOW TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY SOLO STUFF...I GUESS IT GOES LIKE THIS THROUGH THE YEARS I HAVE PLAYED WITH ALOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND ALOT OF DIFFERENT STLYES...EVEN THOUGH IM A ROCKER...I GUESS THE MUSIC BUSSINESS HAS A WAY OF LEADING SOMEONE INTO TAKING ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT PATHS..MUSICAL PATHS....I'VE PLAYED IN ROCK/CLASSIC ROCK/ METAL BANDS , JAZZ BANDS , COUNTRY BANDS..EVEN IN COLLEGE I PLAYED CLASSICAL MUSIC THAT RANGED FROM ALL KINDS OF PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS TO EVEN THE PIANO AT TIMES...ONE MINUTE THEY WOULD HAVE ME PLAY A TIMPANI DRUM TO ANOTHER JUST A SNARE DRUM PART DEPENDING ON WHERE THEY WANTED TO PUT ME AND WHAT THE SONG OR MUSICAL PIECE WOULD CALL FOR..AND AS FAR AS MUSIC WAS CONCERNED OR CONCERNED...IT ALL INSPIRED ME...BECAUSE IT WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW...AND IT ALWAYS LED TO A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE..A LEARNING EXPERIENCE....I STARTED PLAYING DRUMS AT ABOUT 9 YEARS OLD..."HELL" ,I WAS BEATING ON MY MOTHERS POTS AND PANS WITH HER
WOODEN SPOONS RAISING HAVOC IN MY DIAPERS BEFORE THAT...MUSIC WAS SOMETHING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND A BIG PART OF WHO I AM...ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS AND VERY FIRST BIG INFLUENCES THAT I LISTENED TO GROWING UP WAS THE BAND "QUEEN"...THAT ALL STARTED OUT FROM ONE OF MY SISTERS OLD 45's THAT I GOT MY HANDS ON...IT WAS THE SINGLE THEY HAD RELEASED OF THIER HIT "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST" AND ON THE B-SIDE WAS "DON'T TRY SUICIDE"...I THOUGHT THEIR SOUND WAS GENIOUS..NEEDLESS TO SAY...MY SISTER GOT MAD AT ME FOR WEARING IT OUT....AND SO AFTER THAT...I WAS HOOKED.....LATER ON I HAD MET A FELLOW MUSICIAN THAT HAD BECOME ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS EVER AND HE TURNED ME ON TO MORE OF THIER MUSIC AS WELL AS ALOT OF OTHER BANDS....I'M ALSO A HUGE "DEF LEPPARD" FAN..."RICK ALLEN" IS PROBALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE DRUMMERS OF ALL TIME..HIS STORY IS LEGEND AND INSPIREING...I LIKE THE FACT THAT HE BEAT THE ODDS IN ALL PERSPECTIVES MUSICALLY...RIGHT ALONG WITH WITH "ROGER TAYLOR" OF "QUEEN"..."JOHN BONHAM" OF "LED ZEP" ...NEIL PEART OF RUSH....MIKE POURTNEY OF DREAM THEATER..THATS A FEW OF MY DRUMMER INFLUENCES...AND JUST LIKE ALOT OF PEOPLE THE LIST GOES ON AND ON....HE HAD ALL OF THESE RECORDS...THE CLASSIC STUFF..AND.."QUEEN " IN PARTICULAR MADE A HUGE IMPRESSION ON ME...AND TO THIS DAY I STILL LISTEN TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME...AND I GUESS THE ONLY REASON WHY I MENTION THEM (QUEEN) OTHER THAN BEING A HUGE FAN...IS BECAUSE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS I GUESS THE THING THAT REALLY APPEALED TO ME AND INFLUENCED ME ABOUT THEM...IS THAT EVERY TIME THEY CAME OUT WITH A NEW ALBUM...THEY NEVER REPEATED THEMSELVES....ALWAYS BREAKING NEW GROUND WITH THIER SOUND...ALWAYS THROWING ONE CURVE BALL AFTER THE NEXT...SO IN A ROUND ABOUT WAY...NOT TO REALLY COMPARE MY CARREER PER-SAY WITH THEM...BUT IN A ODD WAY MY CAREER HAS MIMICKED THAT IN ALOT WAYS...WITH IT CONSISTING OF ALOT OF DIFFERENT TWIST AND TURNS...BEING THAT IT WOULD BE ONE MOMENT...WHERE I WOULD BE PLAYING IN A ROCK BAND AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN A JAZZ/BLUES , FUNK OR COUNTRY BAND WOULD CALL AND I WAS ALWAYS ANXIOUS AND VERY HAPPY TO TAKE THE WORK...SO BECAUSE OF THAT...I GUESS...

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