Burt Scheel, drummer/percussionist, is highly regarded for his excellent sense of time and groove. Hailing from the small town of Orangeville, Ohio on the Pennsylvania line, his earliest musical leanings came from his father, an accomplished drummer in dance combos. He spent hours listening to the records of his older siblings, but rock albums of the '60s and '70s, including Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, were especially influential in developing his proficiency and style. In high school, he met Kevin Mazey, where they formed a lasting musical relationship that continues to this day, including the current Hear and Now project with Kevin Mazey's Dimension.
Burt's contributions to Midwest regional music include the rock bands Bliss, Link, Kenipshen, Alchemy, Beatlemania Magic, and others. He has shared the concert stage with REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, The James Gang, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Foreigner, Patty Smith, and Rick Derringer to name a few, and his spontaneity and sense of fun make him a seasoned "live" performer.
His experience on the stage is complemented by his resume of session work. Burt is featured on many national albums and recordings…some gaining platinum status and Grammy Award nominations. His versatility and ability to find the right "pocket" for a song have made him a steady choice in the recording studio.
All in all, a drummer's drummer. The proof is in the listening...