Daniel Payne

Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like Daniel Payne?
Watch & Listen
Daniel Payne in action

About Daniel Payne

Dan is an award winning drummer with professional experience in performance and recording in conjunction with both indie and major labels.

Having performed throughout the UK alongside various up and coming artists with audiences reaching the thousands. Dan is ready to grow his experience by fulfilling various session roles and function positions. Please contact for showreel or electronic press kit.

Daniel Payne's Reviews

From customers:

Elinore M
2 years ago

“Dan is such a tight drummer and always such a pleasure to work with”

Lisa M
2 years ago

“I’ve seen Dan play with a few different groups and he always seems to match the style perfectly”

Read all 3 reviews
Encore badges
1st Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over a year

Daniel Payne's Song list

September – EW&F – Amaj – Female (segue)
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin T – Cmaj - Male (segue) Juice – Lizzo – Dm – Fem. (segue)
I'm Coming Out – D. Ross – Dmin - Fem. (*Skip Intro) (W/ Soul Train)
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader (Eb, 1st chord Fm) - Male You've Got The Love – Florence - 1st chord Abm - Fem. American Boy – Estelle – Emaj – Fem.
Shut Up & Dance – Dbmaj – Male
Hey Ya – Outkast – Gmaj – Male (ass shakes in Bridge) (segue) Shake It Off – Taylor Swift – Gmaj – Fem.
Johnny B. Goode – Hendrix style - Bbmaj – shared (W/ Jumps in Solos) Respect – Aretha - Bb – Fem.
All Night Long – Lionel – Abmaj - Male
Proud Mary – Tina Turner – Dmaj – Fem. W/ the simple famous dance moves Shape Of You – Ed S – C#min – Male (hits from SB video) (Limbo) Crazy In Love – Beyonce – Dmin – Fem. - w/ dance moves
Singers – please add as many backing vocals as possible if you're not singing lead on a song.
Alternative Tunes:
Signed Sealed Delivered - Kiss – Prince - I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles - Best Of My Love – Emotions - Moves like Jagger - Dancing on the Ceiling – Don't You Want Me – Sex on Fire
How Will I Know - Somebody Else's Guy - Rock Your Body - Rock With You - 24k - Treasure - Bruno - Sir Duke - Soul Man - Blame It On The Boogie - Forget You - I Feel Good - Cosmic Girl - I’m A Believer - Locked Out Of Heaven - Play That Funky Music -Superstition - I Wish - Good Times - Lady Marmalade - Young Hearts Run Free - We Are Family - Billie Jean – Celebration - Garage Medley - California Girls - Crazy - One Kiss - Blinding Lights - Brown Eyed Girl - Faith - Sweet Caro- line - I Believe In A Thing Called Love - Mysterious Girl - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Price Tag - Levitating - Cheer- leader - Hot Hot Hot
Set 2
Wannabe - Spice Girls – B - Female (segue)
Don't Start Now – Dua Lipa – Bm – Fem. (segue)
Never Too Much – Luther – Bmin - Male (segue)
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka – Ebmin - Fem.
Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes – Bbmaj – Fem. (segue)
Valerie – Amy W – Ebmaj – Fem.
Finally – Cece Pen. (Club MTV version) Bm – Fem. (segue)
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - (+Gettin Jiggy with it/Greatest Dancer chorus) (segue) Male w/ dance moves - Emin (down a semi)
Everywhere – Fleetw. Mac - Fmaj – Fem.(no synth intro, in straight on the groove) (segue) Get Lucky – D. Punk - Bm - Shared W/ conga line
Wake Me Up–Avicii (+ verse & chorus 'Save Tonight’) – Bmin – Male (crowd jump in big drops)
I Wanna Dance w/ Somebody – Whitney – F#Maj - Fem. (segue-2 beat drum fill) Livin' on a Prayer – Bon Jovi – Emin – Male (Female Chorus's) Mr Brightside - Male - DMaj (crowd low in Bridge)
Last tune:
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars - Dmin – Shared
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis – Cmaj – Male Playoff of DLB in Anger (singers walk off) or
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen - Fmaj - Male or Female
(Basically any function band songs)

Daniel Payne's Prices

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£175
Up to 3 hours£250
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I am extremely flexible

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins max

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring the whole kit if necessary.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am open to learning any and every song
Covers, Vintage, Christmas, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum 'n' Bass, Jungle, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Cabaret, Dixieland, Ragtime, Gospel, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Rock, Glam rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hardcore, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Power rock, Synth rock, Heavy metal, Classic rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Ambient pop, Funk, Motown, Tribute, R&B, Funk rock, Americana
See all genres
See all instruments
Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types
Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Drum technician, Transcription, Ableton Live, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
See all skills