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DRUMMER // MUSIC DIRECTOR // PLAYBACK
Live on Stage - On top of getting the band ready for the stage, I can work with the artist on the set list, stage presence and how to perform. Although I have the role of MD, I believe in a collaborative experience with the performer to make a show that they'll want to showcase night after night from the Peppermint Club to Madison Square Garden. If they're not happy, I'm not happy, and what's the point of music if you're not having a blast!
Hey! My name is Jacob Harelick and I'm a Drummer, Music Director and Playback Technician based in Los Angeles, CA. I studied performance, business and graduated with a degree in Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music. With experience as a multi-instrumentalist and dog walker, I'm ready to take your music to the next level.
The Electronics - Using the industry standard software, Ableton Live, I run backing tracks. I gather the original stems from producers and help arrange those songs to fit into a live setting. I can also program the original sounds onto keyboards and electronic drum sampling pads. This allows for the songs your fans all know and love to sound like they do on Spotify...with some added flare.
Every artist needs a live set, that's where I come in. I believe that an incredible live show can make any audience member fall in love with the performer. Here's what I can do for you.
Finding the Band - I help to find the perfect musicians to fit your style of music and match your artist's aesthetic. I have 10+ years of drumming and piano experience. I also have been singing and playing guitar/bass for the past 5+ years. I can audition these players, negotiate payment between musician and management and rehearse the band either with or without the artist present.
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