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Professional drummer from the South East. Looking for live and studio work. Specialising in Reggae, Funk, Rock.
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Joe Colfar is a professional drummer, percussionist and drum educator based in the South East. Has extensive live and tour experience both in the UK and abroad. Has live experience in some of the UKs best studios including Rockfield Studios (Monmouthshire), Middle Farm (Devon) and The Ranch Production House (Southampton). Also has live depping and session experience. Graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music. Specialising in Jamaican styles, Funk and Rock but more than comfortable in many musical situations such as Hip Hop, Drum n Bass, Gypsy, Jazz, Soul, Punk, Metal Blues and more. One of the most versatile and well rounded drummers in the UK Currently working with Funk, Soul, Rock, Ska 8 piece super group and professional function band The Wooden Men (thewoodenmen). Also plays with London's super charged punk n roll legends the Witchdoktors. Available and looking for live and studio session work. Also available for drum lessons. Please visit my site for further information and links.

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
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Gospel, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, R&B, Motown, Tribute, Soul, Alternative rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Hardcore, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Punk rock, Hard rock, Afrobeat, Ska, Reggae, African music, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Britpop, Glam rock, Americana, Top 40, Experimental, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Folk rock, Folk
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Drum technician, Instrumental teaching, Live looping, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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From customers:

Peter M, 5 years ago

With just a couple weeks before an important show in Prague we met up with Joe for just two rehearsals in prep for a 60 min Guitar Gangsters set. Joe had listened to the studio versions in advance and had the arrangements, vibe and tempos all nailed which just left the live changes to tick off which he did with confidence - how did he do that?! Hell, he even joined in the bv’s! With a three piece there’s no place for a passenger either on stage or just hanging out for the weekend and Joe adapted just perfectly. Come show time, Joe played for the band and played for the songs – never for himself, and for 60 minutes was an honorary Gangster – an awesome performance. It was a true pleasure to have him on board and if the need arises again, Joe will be the first drummer we call.