Dave Pretty

Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Latin, Pop, Funk from Victoria BC
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Dave Pretty

Instruments: Drums, Vocals details
Bio: Hello, my name is Dave and I come from a "musical family". My Dad, Mike, was a working jazz drummer in Victoria for many years. I play all styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Latin and Funk. I am a very experienced drummer. Over the last 25 years I have been playing regularly in working/performing bands.

Bands I have played with include:
-Ricochet ( Heavy Rock)
-Joyce and the Blades (Rock)
-Four (Jazz Standards)
-Panorama Jazz Quartet (Jazz Standards)
-Wharf Street Band (Blues and Classic Rock)
-Pacific Standard Time (Jazz Band)
-Lindsay Barber Quartet (Vocal-Oriented Jazz)
-Groovin' Hard Big Band (Big Band Jazz)
-Russell in the Bushes (80's Rock)
-Soul Source R & B band. (R & B, Soul, Motown etc.)
-Frayed Knots (Blues)
-Swingit/Jazz Houndz (Progressive Jazz, Funk and Pop)
-Seacruze (Rock, Pop, Country, Rock and Roll, Jazz, Latin etc.)
-Blues Hawks- (Blues and Elvis)
-The Hung Jury (Funk, Soul, Rock, Modern Pop)
-Price Tag/ Tune Raiders (Contemporary Pop and Classic Rock)

Goals: Currently taking a break but may be looking to join other projects that have potential.

Influences: Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer, 70s-80s Rock, 60's Psychedelic Rock, 50's -60s Jazz artists, 80s New Wave, Latin Jazz.

Drummers I admire: Neil Peart, Carl Palmer, Mark Brzezicki, Richard Bailey, Tony Williams, Art Blakey, Dave Weckl, Philly Joe Jones, Papa Joe Jones, Elvin Jones and Max Roach to name just a few. So many good drummers out there.
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Current Projects

Wharf Street Band
Drums and Vocals
2003 - present

Past Projects

Tune Raiders
Drums Vocals
2019 - 2022
Blues Hawks
Drums Vocals
2018 - 2019
Drums and Vocals
2015 - 2017
The Jazz Houndz
2014 - 2016
The J-Tones
2014 - 2017
Soul Source
Groovin Hard Jazz Band
2013 - 2014
The Street
Drums, Vocals
2011 - 2013
Lindsay Barber Quartet
2006 - 2009
Pacific Standard Time
2005 - 2007
Al Denoni
2002 - 2006
Panorama Jazz Quartet
2000 - 2005
1997 - 2000
Ricochet - Victoria
1975 - 1977

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