My name is Chris Thorpe and I am an experienced, qualified session drummer based in London. I have extensive experience performing, recording and touring with various musical groups ranging from jazz, latin and funk to rock, indie and punk. I am available for session work in any genre. You can view my online portfolio at www.christhorpemusic.wordpress.com
I studied drums at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where I completed my Bachelor of Music Honours degree in Jazz Performance under the guidance of legendary drummer Barry Van Zyl (The Johnny Clegg Band).
For the past three and a half years I have been lecturing the drum courses at the Cape Town branch of the Campus of Performing Arts (www.copasa.co.za), the South African franchise of The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guilford, UK (www.acm.co.uk).
I am a co-founder of indie rock band Irvine, with whom I spent the last six years performing in South Africa and London. Recordings and video clips of my work with Irvine can be viewed at www.irvineband.com
I am a passionate and energetic performer with a solid groove as well as an advanced reading ability and level of improvisation. I am a very reliable and easy going person with an ear for good feel, accuracy and creativity.
- The London Montage Saxophone Quartet March 21, 2018
- Jazz City – All Female Jazz Band March 15, 2018
- Guy – Solo Lead Vocals-Guitarist March 13, 2018
- Claire – Classical Soprano & Contemporary Soloist March 6, 2018
- The Elvis Show Band February 28, 2018
- Antra – Solo Female Jazz Guitarist February 22, 2018
- Josephine – Solo Female Jazz Vocalist February 19, 2018
- Classical Brazilian Musician February 14, 2018
- Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) 2018 February 10, 2018
- Leon – Flamenco Fusion Guitarist February 6, 2018