Highly skilled in all areas of drumming: repertoire, reading, soloing, following a conductor, sound, feel, time, deportment. In a word, professional. Their ducks are all lined up and paddling together in the same direction.
Have great gear that sounds even better.
Deal with every problem quietly and effectively without drawing attention to themselves.
Understand that mortgages are being paid here. No screwing around on or off the bandstand. The clients are watching. They fully appreciate that it is called the “music business” two words.
Ready to do what it takes, with a smile, without causing any concern to the music director, client, or their colleagues.
Paul DeLong, one of Canada's finest professional. Paul sets the standard.