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.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I've been very lucky to work with the incredible people listed below. 2020 is bringing a lot of exciting opportunities for many of them and I can't wait for the chance to put my drumming and music directing skills into new challenges and even bigger stages.
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.
ARTISTS I WORK WITH
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Live on Stage - On top of getting the band ready for the stage, I can work with the artist on the set list, 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!
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.
Hi! My name is Jacob Harelick and I'm a Drummer, Music Director and Playback Technician living in Los Angeles. I attended the Berklee College of Music studying Performance and also Business and graduated with a degree in Songwriting. With experience as a multi-instrumentalist and dog walker, I can help take your music to the next level.
Gretsch Broadkaster Drum Set (13,16,20)
Gretsch Catalina Club Drum Set (12,14,20)
Ludwig Breakbeats Drum Set (10,13,16)
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad
Roland Drum Triggers
2015 Macbook Pro
2017 Macbook Pro
Ableton Live 10
Logic Pro X
Sennheiser G4 IEM System
Behringer XR-16 Mixer
Behringer MS-8000 Splitter
Behringer P1 (x2 for wired IEM's)