I am a professional drummer, musician and recording artist based in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. I currently perform for the Travis Gibson Band (Country). I also occasionally perform with the Rock-N-Roll Carnival, based out of Olathe, Kansas.
By day, I work as a Senior Linux Systems Administrator. In my off time, I'm a computer technician with over 25 years of computer hardware and software experience. I build custom computer systems for specialized applications like Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), high performance audio/video workstations, specialized servers and high performance game machines.
For software, I'm an operating systems guy, which means I am well versed in all major operating systems like GNU/Linux, various flavors of UNIX, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. But, I also have experience in older systems like MS-DOS, PC-DOS, OS/2 Warp, and BeOS!
I've written several websites and web based applications in HTML, PHP and MySQL for work over the years. I primarily work in a Debian GNU/Linux environment but I also have a Microsoft Windows 10 power desktop for gaming and a MacBook Pro laptop running Debian Linux to tote around.
Since childhood, I have always been interested in electronics, specifically old vacuum tube radios and such. Being a musician, I enjoy well recorded and engineered music played back through quality audio gear. This drove me to create my own line of vacuum tube audio amplifiers, starting with the 6L6SEST!
I enjoy a few other hobbies when I can. I hold an FCC General Class Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) License. My call sign is KDØNTY. I am an avid flight simulator pilot currently using X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator. I live in Overland Park, Kansas and have two wonderful daughters, Hannah and Maggie.
"... easily one of the best musicians I've played with. Truly a guy that can walk into any gig and hold it down, rehearsal or not!"
Travis Grogan / Rock N Roll Carnival
"Ty is like a human metronome. Whether you are talking about his drumming or him as a person, he is on it! It's my pleasure to play with such talent and call him a friend."
Chad Bourquin / Big Time Grain Company
"Ty is a musician's drummer. Meaning he's not just a drummer, he is harmonically savvy as well as rhythmically rock solid."
Clifton Smith / Jim & the Whiskey Benders
"... by far one of the best drummers I have ever had the chance to play with."
Bret Bourquin / Big Time Grain Company
"Having had the pleasure of sharing many a stage and jam with Ty, I can attest that nothing is out of this guy's wheelhouse and you can set your watch to his tempo. He's a rock solid professional without all that pro ego."
George Mack / For The Broken
"...one of the best drummers I've had the pleasure of experiencing! He is a very dynamic drummer, versatile, can handle any genre of music, and always professional!"
Dave Douglas / Legal Limit
Fill-in shows for your band
Writing drum tracks for your song(s)
Studio Recording Sessions
Audio Recording & Engineering
Ty Unes - Drummer / Musician / Recording Artist
Overland Park, Kansas 66213