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