York, PA -- Bill Bradford (25) of York, a factory worker, never gave up his dream of getting into rock and roll big time. At 15 he learned to play guitar but wasn’t as good as most his friends. He actually played bass for two years with local friends under several band names but mostly the same guys. They had occasional bookings. Then they all left for college except Bill.
Bill leafed thru Free Press ads for bass players, but they always wanted a singing bass player. Bill had no singing voice.
At 23 he taught himself drums, and trains in his divorced mother's garage as often as he can. He thinks he is pretty good now. "I'll get that big time chance any day now, then I can quit my job." He has never given up hope and is willing to take orders from "even that 17-year old that auditioned me last."
Because he is working fewer hours at the plant during the pandemic, Bill now has time to practice drums two days a week. He’s got some recording going on with musicians on the internet that want to sing or play an instrument for some Youtube or other similar video, and they want a live feel to the drums. Bill does not ask for credit on these, as most are too rough to be released versions. But some of these might yield gigs maybe in the spring.