Franco Pellicani

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About Franco Pellicani

I am a versatile and energetic drummer with 20 years of experience, who loves to support Music with creativity and ethos.

I have 20 years of experience in drumming and 9 years in teaching. I am proficient in a wide variety of music styles, including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Funk, Afro-cuban, Brazilian, Metal, Free-form and improvised. I am a confident sight reader, a quick learner and I am comfortable with click tracks. I also have skills in music theory, history of music, music production and arrangement.  Always heavily involved into my regional music scene, I moved to London in 2019 to share paths with the group “Tankus The Henge”, with which I have toured extensively across the UK and Europe, leading large-stage performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Boomtown, Transmusicales, Isle of Wight, and hundreds of medium-sized festivals and venues.  Throughout my professional career, I have recorded and performed as a session musician and as a core member of a vast array of projects, including soundtrack, function and original music, some of which have also seen me in production roles. I studied BA in Jazz Drums at the “Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia” and privately with Gregory Hutchinson, Roberto Gatto, Christian Meyer and Ron Savage, amongst others.

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Franco Pellicani's Reviews

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Andreia R
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in London SW9 0FN
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5 out of 5

Franco was exactly what I was looking for in a drummer! He had an incredible connection with the other performers and he really lit up the stage with the energy he brought behind the kit. He contributed to the band by supporting the music with a creative personal touch, which was very welcome! He pays attention to everything that is happening, besides having wonderful timing and dynamics, incredible technique and, most importantly, a natural sense of musicality.

Raffaele S
1 year ago, for a Concert in 05018 Orvieto
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5 out of 5

Franco is one of the most technically proficient drummers I’ve ever played with. He has it all: timing, creativity and power. If you are looking for a drummer who knows how to play rock, well, he is the man! Actually Franco’s unmatched musicality and stunning technical abilities allow him to play many different styles of music. His jazz and fusion playing is amazing! He is a great session man and a cool performer on stage. Also, he has sound engineering skills and qualities and he’s an excellent producer too. The best bandmate you can find out there!

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Franco Pellicani's Song list

Adventure of a lifetime
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Ain’t nobody
All Night Long
Are you gonna be my girl
Billie Jean
Bohemian Like You
Celebrate good times
Chain of fools
Common People
Cosmic Girl
Dancing In The Moonlight
Get lucky
Good times
Hard to Handle
Hey Ya!
Hold on I'm coming
I got you (I feel good)
I Predict A Riot
I Will Survive
I Wish
I’m A Believer
In the midnight hour
Love fool
Love never felt so good
Love on top
Mr Brightside
Mustang Sally
Never too much
Rather be
Sex on fire
Sexual Healing
Shake Your Tailfeather
Shut up and dance
Sir Duke
Son of a Preacher Man
Soul man
Sweet Soul Music
Take Another Little Piece of My Heart
Take Me Out
Teenage Dirtbag
Thinking out loud
Uptown funk
Wake Me Up
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Most of the classics (Led Zeppelin, Queen, Ac\Dc, etc...)
after hours
all blues
all of me
all the things you are
alone together
along came betty
autumn leaves
bernie's tune
billie's bounce
blue bossa
blue in green
body and soul
brilliant corners
bye bye blackbird
dolphin dance
ellen and david
four on six
garota de ipanema
giant steps
have you met miss jones
i hear a rhapsody
i love you
i mean you
in a sentimental mood
inner urge
joy spring
just friends
lady bird
like someone in love
line for lyon
lullaby of birdland
maiden voyage
monk's dream
mr. pc
my favourite things
nica's dream
now's the time
on green dolphin street
pent-up house
relaxing in camerino
satin doll
so what
sonny moon for two
st thomas
st vitous dance
stella by starlight
stolen moments
straight no chaser
tea for two
tenor madness
the days of wine and roses
there is no greater love
there will never be another you
whisper not
yardbird suite
you stepped out of a dream

Franco Pellicani'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)£65
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£320
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be felxible and ensure a smooth experience for you. However, if your timings change radically less than 48h prior to the performance, or if the event is cancelled, I might have to ask for an extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

Just breakables: 10' Full drum set: 30-40' Soundcheck: 10-20'

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

Absolutely! We can discuss the setlist over a videocall if you like

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, a full drumkit, in-ear monitors and microphones, if needed

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, it is even possible that I already know the extra song(s). In case I don't, I will have to ask £20 per song to take into account the time I will spend to learn it.
Pop, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hard rock, Post rock, Indie, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Cumbia, Italian music, Latin, Reggae, Samba, African music, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Latin jazz, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Avant garde, Experimental, Noise music, Originals, Americana, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Acoustic, Folk, Country, Folk rock, 1970s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, Electronic, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Private event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Charity event
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Producer, Sound technician, Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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