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Jeremy Mokma -Percussion
EQUIPMENT: Latin Percussion bar chimes, Vibraslap, Go-Go Bells, Blue and Yellow Jam Blocks, Tambourine and Timbales; Cosmic Percussion congas; Toca bongos, Sabian cymbals, Zildjian Signature timbale sticks, and Pearl hardware.

NICKNAMES: Muck, Mucktronome, Muck-A-Luck, Mix Master Muck, Lucky Mucky, Bongo Boy, Vato, Boomer, Chunk, Billy, Laimbeer, and Jebidiah Hammersmith.
PERSONAL HISTORY: Active in school related bands from fifth through twelfth grades, all as a percussionist. Member of local bands that “didn’t make it big”: Jerry’s Downstairs Bar Band, Impediment, Pipestone, Metric Priest, Double-O 7, Chubby Puppet, Jib Mukolouwerse, Endor’s Moon, Log, and Wonka Billies. Jeremy graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1994.

FAVORITE BANDS/ARTISTS: “Phish, Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Moe, Karmic,
Leftover Salmon, The Cars, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Jane’s Addiction, Bad Religion, Sublime, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Santana, Jethro Tull, Men at Work, Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock, Digital Underground, Snoop Dogg, Third Coast, Israel Vibrations, Burning Spear, Bob Marley, Sting, Beastie Boys, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Medeski Martin and Wood, and many, many more.”

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: “A lot of Latin and African rhythms and basically anything that involves hand-drums and secondary percussion.”

FAVORITE ALBUMS: Story of the Ghost, Phish; Future Shock, Herbie Hancock; From the Cradle, Eric Clapton; Ain’t Life Grand, Widespread Panic; The in Sounds from the Way Out, Beastie Boys; No Doy, Moe; Ask the Fish, Leftover Salmon; Whimsical Stew, karmic; Rhythm of the Saints, Paul Simon.

FAVORITE SONGS: “Down Under,” Men at Work; “Fish on,” Primus; “Ain’t Life Grand,” Widespread Panic; “Limb by Limb,” Phish; “Life’s a Long Song,” Jethro Tull; “Born at the Right Time,” Paul Simon; “Mexico,” Moe.

FAVORITE PASTIMES: “I enjoy bowling, swimming, mountain biking, drumming, traveling, dating, Frisbee golf, snowboarding, hiking, walks on the beach, listening to music, watching live bands (local and big), and just hanging out with good friends.”

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Hobbit, J.R. Tolken; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,
C.S. Lewis; Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, Tim Allen; Mind Hunter,
John Douglas; The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway.

FAVORITE QUOTES:
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius
“In everything you do put God first and He will direct you and crown you with success.” - Proverbs 3:6
“Express yourself, but listen to others.” - Jon Fishman
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” - Chinese Proverb
“Playing the drums is like riding a bike that Dr. Seuss built.” - Jon Fishman

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT DURING A PERFORMANCE: “While I was at Holland Christian High School, a very strict private school, I was also drumming in a band. The school decided to put on a fundraising talent show mainly consisting of lip sync music and acting skits. Since there were no try-outs, all you had to do was sign up, we decided to actually play “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. We got all the rebels in the school slam dancing and doing stage dives. Ever since, the school’s talent shows require an audition in order to play.”

BAND YOU PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN: “I think I should have been with Vanilla Ice because I’m a funky white boy, too.”

FUN FACTS: In high school, Jeremy owned an extaordinary second-hand Ford Festiva. He bought the car fully equiped with dark tinted windows, chrome rims, and a stereo system that left the backseat unable to sit up as it should. It wasn’t the typical vehicle for a Dutch kid.
Jeremy is easy to pick out when he’s with the band. He’s the one who never stops smiling.

 

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     July 26 - Curragh

     July 29 - Wally's


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