Things did not move precisely that manner for Jim Keller, collision lifer and owner of 1Collision Network—however they almost did.
It all began whilst Keller saw the Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show” while he turned into 10 years antique.
“I knew right then that I wanted to be a musician and particularly a drummer,” he stated. “I become at once interested in Ringo and shortly after that, I started drumming alongside to songs on the radio on an improvised drum set that consisted of two upside-down wastebaskets and a pair of rulers. I reduce out a picture of a actual drum set from a JCPenney catalog and taped it to the toilet replicate, and I guess my mother and father were given the trace due to the fact I were given an $89.Ninety five three-piece drum set for Christmas.”
Keller found out the way to monetize his love for the drums and entered the collision restore enterprise at the identical time.
“At 12, I become making $25 cash on Saturday nights performing at weddings with a polka band,” he said. “I turned into additionally running at my buddy’s father’s frame store, sanding motors, picking up resources on my bike and using customers domestic, even though I glaringly did not have my license but. I made $40–$a hundred weekly there, which made me the richest youngster on the town.”
After taking a few formal training, Keller started out playing percussion for his high college’s band, including marching band, jazz ensemble and orchestra.
To turn out to be a higher drummer, Keller practiced his drums for ninety mins in his basement every day earlier than becoming a member of some neighborhood rock bands and playing cowl songs through Jimi Hendrix and Savoy Brown.
“We performed a whole lot of blues-motivated music and acid rock,” he stated. “A few years later, a chum of mine endorsed me to audition for a band referred to as In a Hot Coma, and I were given the gig.”