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Connor Shortt

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About Connor

Professional drummer available for live & studio sessions and video/commercial performances.
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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I'm a 26 year old drummer from Reading, Berkshire and have been playing drums and percussion for more than sixteen years. I am available for freelance live and studio work and video recordings. I specialise in Rock, Grunge, Metal, Hip-hop and Soul. I have a Degree in Music Performance (BMus) from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, having been taught by the likes of Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, Jack Bruce, Brother Strut) and Pete Riley (Republica, Guthrie Govan and Phil Hilbourne). I am a member of the Musician's Union and have appropriate Liability Insurance and enhanced DBS in place. I have my own equipment, transport (car and 7-seater crew van) and a friendly, professional attitude.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Electronic, Ambient, Triphop, Techno, Electronica, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Hip Hop, Soul, Rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Hard rock, Post rock, Progressive rock
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Event types:
Recording session, Private event, Concert, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Drum technician, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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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)£25
Up to 1 hour£90
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200


From customers:

Bella C, 2 years ago

Connor has played drums for several concerts and rehearsals with my choirs. He is professional, good with pre-event communication and an excellent musician. I wouldn't want anyone else to drum for me!

Toby M, 5 years ago

Connor is an extremely talented musician and has been a pleasure to work with.... Connor has a super work ethic/professional attitude and is certainly a drummer to look out for in the future

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