Donnie Mercurio

Donnie Mercurio

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Solo percussionist/electronic musician. Fills the room w/ danceable beats/music while performing on an origional drums and percussion setup. Think- Drumline meets D.J.

Biography

Drumming since the age of 5, Donnie's playing has taken him across the U.S., Canada, South America and the U.K. His style has been described as aggressive, machine-like and inspirational. He has performed / instructed in a number of Drum and Bugle Corps, Marching Bands and Percussion Ensembles.

Drumcorp Experience: Rochester Patriots Jr. Drum and Bugle Corp, Northmen Rochester, N.Y., Rochester Crusaders Sr. Drum and Bugle Corp, 4 time D.C.A. World Champion Empire Statesmen, Dutch Boy Kitchner Ont. Canada, Cadence (the marching drum line).

Drum Corp Achievements: D.C.A. I and E: tenor champion '91, '96, '97 and '98, Percussion Duet '92, '93, '95, '96 and '97.

Marching Bands: Eastridge H.S., Aquinas H.S., Hilton H.S. and Naples H.S.

Donnie has also played in a number of bands of various styles including:
Junction Five (alternative rock), Nik and the Nice Guys (touring party / cover band), Phantom Funk (funk), King Binjj (funk), Hypnotic Clambake (cajun / klezmer / zydeco), Julie Dunlap and the Intruders (modern country), Fever the Wrath of Polyester (disco / funk), The Dish Doggies (electronica), The Drum Machine (see above) and 137 (alternative metal).

Influences include: Mr. Bill McGrath Jr., Billy McGrath III, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Niel Peart and Buddy Honeycut

Lyrics

All Songs

Written By: Donnie Mercurio

None - Just Music

Discography

Donnie audio tracks can be found on: www.thedrummachine.com ( media page )

Set List

Performs 15 - 45 min. set including origional and cover music.
Songs: Whitney Punch, R.D.M., Release, Bloody Uppercut + Selections from Leonard Bernsteins' On the Waterfront
Songs are typically 3 to 6 min. long.