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About Chris Allan

Rock Solid drummer available for gigs, tours, recording and more. 15+ years pro experience inc. international tours & major festivals.
Burgess Hill
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Chris is a session drummer based in the south of England. While experienced and currently working across many genres, Chris specializes in Rock and Metal, and has a great understanding of what that part of the industry requires. Born in the south of England in 1988, Chris was raised on his mum and uncles cassettes and records, showing his first interests in music sat in front of the Freddie Mercury tribute concert aged just 3 years old. Getting his first drum kit aged 9, he began playing along to Queen, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and Metallica, before finding influence in more experimental and technical music like The Mars Volta, Tool and SikTh, fused together with the in-demand groove of modern day pop music, Chris really started to develop his own unique style and sound. Chris' first payed session was aged 12, doing a short spell of theatre shows as part of the pit band and by 16 was playing the local pub circuit. Touring started at age 18 with his first professional band Shy of the Depth before joining UK metal band Malefice, signed to Metal Blade records. This began extensive UK and European tours with Devildriver, Arch Enemy, Anthrax, Testament and festival appearances alongside Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, System of a Down and Linkin Park. In 2014, Chris decided to step away from Malefice to work as a session drummer, playing and recording for artists and bands worldwide. Chris has appeared on Scuzz TV, Kerrang!, Sky One, Radio 1, BBC 4 and you can even hear his drums while watching UEFA Champions league football. He has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe and has appeared on major label releases. Some of Chris' personal highlights so far have been playing Download Festival at Donington Castle, cruising the Mediterranean on the Runaway with Jon Bon Jovi cruise, recording a session at the infamous Abbey Road studios and playing a tribute solo to Cozy Powell at his memorial plaque unveiling in 2016.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Acoustic, Covers, Funk rock, Originals, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Drum technician, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Tie Your Mother Down
Back In Black
Enter Sandman
War Pigs
Gimme All Your Loving
All Right Now
Sweet Child O' Mine
Living on a prayer
Hey Jude
Bohemian Rhapsody
Cant get enough of your love
Walking by myself
Smoke on the water
Smells like teen spirit
Aces High
Ace of Spades
Paradise City
Rock n Roll
Whole Lotta Love
Here I go again


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£220


From customers:

Brian (, 5 years ago

Amazing! You've got Cozy's spirit. That really touched me!

Ronnie R, 3 years ago

Awesome drummer, a really nice and easy guy. So hard to find this kind of pro and talented musicians on this days. Very pleasure to work with

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