Drums / Percussion

Instrumental Clips – Featuring Funk, Rock, Retro, Punk, Electronic & more (All instruments played by me and recorded in my little studio)

Katie_Marie-Drums

 

(Currently playing percussion for Hedda Layne, cajon in the Patrice Pike trio & drums (part time) for Ginger Leigh in Austin, TX)

For the past 17 years I’ve had a huge range of genres thrown at me in both live and studio situations and have loved everything I’ve been involved with.  I’m a real listener and being a songwriter myself I know how important it is to get into the right groove and to not spoil a track by being too invasive with my playing.

I record all the drum parts for my own songs and this has really helped me understand how to find the right groove for the right situation.

In 2013 I was asked to tour all over America playing drums and cajon for Disappear Fear.  We played 26 different states over 2.5 months.  I’ve also been lucky enough to work with drumming/songwriting legend Phil Gould (Level42) and I recently recorded some cajon parts for a couple of his new tracks.  I also played cajon at a string of shows for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) one of which was a BBC event that was broadcast live.

katie cajonFor the past 4 or 5 years I began incorporating percussion elements into my set up and I’m very proud to have an endorsement with Schlagwerk Percussion.

Schlagwerk make beautiful percussion instruments in Germany and I loved their products long before they offered to endorse me.  They are a wonderful group of super nice people who have looked after me so well over the years.

(Find out all about my set-up and what stuff I use in the Gear Section)

Playing drums for Ginger Leigh at The Saxon Pub, Austin

Jamming on my Octapad & Yamaha Acoustic Kit

Jamming on the Schlagwerk Stand – Frankfurt Musikmesse 2012

 

Katie & Elli at Lamer Tree Festival 2012

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I absolutely love doing studio work.

The studio is a truly magical place to be.

I am both very proud and grateful to have been trusted by people to work on their music.  I take every project very seriously and treat it with the same respect and dedication as I do my own songs.

I’m a good person to hire in studio situations because I have a very calm disposition and I’m super easy to work with.

There have been many projects where I have been asked to play 2, 3 or even 4 instruments (drums, bass, guitar and vocals).  It’s been so much easier (and cheaper!) for these artists to hire one easy going musician to do the job that a group of people would do.  Plus I’m used to layering instruments for my own songs, so bassist Katie can lock in with drummer Katie pretty quickly (most of the time ;).

The only thing I do have to warn you about is that being British I do drink a large amount of tea.

In Person Studio Work & Custom Tracks

I feel very honoured to have been hired by various artists to do both in studio work and also create custom tracks for their projects.

In studio work is where I arrive at the studio with all my gear (and tea) and start recording.

Custom tracks are where I record tracks for your project in my studio and Dropbox them to you (I can create custom vocal, drums, cajon, bass or acoustic guitar).

If you’d like to ask about hiring me for studio work or creating a custom track for you feel free to get in touch!

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Upcoming Shows


July 2nd
The One2OneBar (Playing Drums for Naga Valli)
1509 S Lamar Blvd #600, Austin, TX 78704
8.30pm

July 3rd
Unity in the Heart of Austin (Playing Acoustic Guitar for Susan Arbuckle)
10.30am

July 4th
Cimarron Hills Golf Club - Private Show (Playing Bass for Susan Arbuckle)
200 Cimarron Hills Trail West, Georgetown
6.30pm - 9.30pm

July 5th
Hyde Park Grill - South (Playing Acoustic Guitar for Susan Arbuckle)
4521 West Gate Blvd, Austin, TX 78745
7pm

July 6th
Earl Campbell's at Austin International Airport (KM Solo show)
3600 Presidential Blvd, Austin, TX 78719
3.30pm

July 9th
New Homes Open House (Playing Acoustic Guitar for Susan Arbuckle)
250 Sportsplex Dr.,Dripping Springs 78660
12-1pm & 3-4pm

July 9th
House Concert (Playing Acoustic Guitar for Susan Arbuckle)
5232 Keene Cove, Austin 78730 (Riverplace)
8.30-10.30pm

July 16th
Hannover's (Playing Bass for Susan Arbuckle)
108 E Main St, Pflugerville, TX 78660
7-9pm

July 22nd
The Rattle Inn (Playing Drums for Kyloe Blue)
610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701
11.30pm

July 30th
The Bugle Boy (Playing Acoustic Guitar for Susan Arbuckle)
1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
8pm

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