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Mike Nelson's Funky Beats / Bio

"More fun than your mom!"
- Roiling Stone Magazine
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A little about myself: I am a fan of great music of all kinds, and I have been playing for most of my life. I'd really mostly just consider myself a drummer (30+ years), but I also play a bit of guitar, as well as bass guitar (albeit, rather half-arsed). I plan on taking piano lessons in the new year, and am planning on putting a small studio together, so I can start recording some of the stuff that's been bouncing around inside my head over the years.

If you're interested, you can check out some of the music I had recently been involved with in a band called, "The Gears", here in Victoria. We just had a couple of rough tracks on there, and then the singer/guitarist moved away, so it just kind of ended there.

I should probably get my ass in gear, and get involved in another project here, though right now, I'm pretty pressed for time.

As for the one 'song' I currently have posted ("Ow, My Balls!"), I only threw that on there because I was told I needed to post a song here, in order to have an artist account. Haha...that 'song' was not meant to be taken too seriously, obviously...but was just something that happened during one of the many fun, impromptu jam nights we had in Calgary. I was actually not drumming on that one, but rather, playing the guitar (rather lousily), and it was just something we improvised on the spot that night, and so you get to hear it in all its rough, unplanned, unedited, and unproduced sh!tty goodness! We had a great group of guys there, and the lineup would change depending on who showed up on a particular night. I might end up posting some more stuff from those jams on here, but many of the songs are 10 minutes, or longer...so I might have to upgrade my account before doing so.

As for some other music I was involved with, there was a 3-piece contemporary folk band I had been a part of when I went to Germany, called "KMT". I think they have changed the name to "Kelly Tschritter and Sir Toubi" since then, but they're on Myspace, if you want to check that out. It was just a simple 4-song demo (called "Hardt Sessions"), and I just played percussion in the demo...but would play either a full drumset or a percussion setup when we played live, depending on the size of the venue. It was a lot of fun playing in Germany, and a great experience for me, and I will remember it fondly.

I had also played with a lovely, talented young lady named Annie Handley (she has a new album out, called "No Shoobie". Check it out!) in a band called 'Push'. That band was a lot of fun, and we had some great times, and played some very memorable gigs.

There were a few other bands, and many great jams, but we'll save those for another time.

Cheers!
Mike

General Info

Band Members
Dis' guy!
Artist Name
Mike Nelson's Funky Beats
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/mikenelsonsfunkybeats
Active Since
01/77
Genres
Rock / Funk / Jazzy, spacey jams

Contact Info

Location
Oak Bay, BC, CA