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Professional session/live Drummer available

  • City: Swansea
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Post Code: SA44QH
  • Listed: March 6, 2013 2:24 pm
  • Expires: 1879 days, 7 hours
Chris

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Professional drummer available for studio session work

Profile
I have been playing the drums since the age of 15. I have taken advantage of opportunities to play with many great musicians at various venues and events; gaining experience as a session drummer in both live and studio settings. I’ve had experience of working professionally not just in the UK but internationally throughout Europe. This includes being part of a team of session musicians, right through to stepping into an established band at short notice for a gig. My experience and reputation in the local area has led me quite frequently and in some cases permanently, getting approached and employed by bands to step in and work in a consultant position to advise on aspects of the bands direction and compositions. This role I take very seriously also because it means that I not only help create a better product for that band but also diversify my own ability and vision on drumming. I believe in working very hard, that not only means behind the setup, making certain that the performances are perfect but also away from the kit. I am always working on different aspects of my projects, overseeing logistics planning, promotional work or speaking with the venues, managers, labels and so on. I also have some experience of using ‘Cubase’. I am quick at learning and developing parts. I have a big interest in developing my drum parts in every piece of music that I play unless strictly unnecessary. I’m very keen to continually improve my playing ability. To this end, I have previously taken drumming lessons and I’m soon about to embark on a three year BA (hons) degree course at ‘BIMM’ – Bristol institute of modern music.

I have experience of working with click tracks, though have the confidence and ability to maintain steady pace, tempo and groove without. I’m a friendly, polite and well mannered person. I get along well with other people and have good communication skills. I thoroughly enjoy working with other people to achieve a common goal. In the past I’ve given drum lessons to other people which I find really rewarding, when I see that person applies what they have learned in the context of their own band or production. I am very well organised and good at planning, I enjoy problem solving and working to deadlines. I have used these skills throughout my career thus far. A good example of this is the European tour that my previous band ‘Lost In Thought’ embarked on in mid 2011. During this tour I made sure that I was overseeing the majority of planning and decision making. I booked all the overnight accommodation, arranged the tour bus, organised the passport copies, wrote out the bands technical rider, employed a driver, set out the schedule and many other things. I made sure that I also was in charge of the diary keeping, the email/social media accounts and the financial accounts. I am conscientious and reliable, whether it is behind the kit or behind the scenes.

I’m available for playing live, studio recording, consulting and TV appearances. I specialise in metal, rock, progressive, pop, and alternative. I am flexible and able to travel. I hold a full driving license. I will also consider international work.

Live Work
Played live performances with various artists, bands, community groups, including:

Morphic Aura – Moriston based band – Drummer
Colour Temple – Gowerton based band – Drummer/Songwriter
Community jam – young community group – Teacher/Drummer
Lost In Thought – Swansea based band – Drummer/Songwriter
Pyrrhic – Swansea based band – Band founder/Songwriter/Lyricist/Producer/Drummer

Events
I’ve played at many events, some including:

FERA Fest – 2008
Battle of the bands, 1st place – Sponsored by ‘Jack Daniels’
Swansea Live Festival – 2009 – http://www.swansea-live.com/
Western European Tour in support of ‘Delain’ – 2011

Venues
I’ve played at many venues, including:

Manchester Academy – Manchester
02 Islington Academy – London
The Assembly – Warwickshire
Salamandra – Barcelona, Spain
Alcatraz – Milan, Italy
Shuur – Switzerland
Diesel Club –Budapest, Hungary
K17 – Berlin, Germany
Milkwood Jam Hall – Swansea
SinCity Venue – Swansea

Studio Work
I have worked in the studio with several artists, including:

Morphic Aura – EP – 3 tracks – Drumming
Lost In Thought – Album – 8 Tracks – Drumming/songwriter
My band ‘Pyrrhic’ are in the process of recording an album – ‘currently 8 tracks worth 1h 18mins’
• Band founder/songwriter/lyricist/producing/Drumming

Consultant to the band ‘These Hands of Mine’ – Temporary
Consultant to the band ‘Alive & Remain’ – Permanent
Consultant to the band ‘Orangefall’ – Permanent
Consultant to the band ‘Black Light Machine’ – Permanent

I am also the resident drummer for recording studio ‘Pitch Black Studios’.
http://www.pitchbl

   

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2 Responses to “Professional session/live Drummer available”

  1. Fred Light on June 20, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    need a session drummer for some gigs. have a listen https://soundcloud.com/#fred-light-1

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