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About Joseph Samaniego

Skilled and exciting drummer, live and in the studio.
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My name is Joseph and I am a professional drummer. I have been playing in wedding and events bands for 8 years, and have my own home studio for recording drum tracks. I have worked as a Cruise Ship Drummer with Saga Cruises, and am currently playing at the Bridlington Spa pantomime. I have plenty of experience playing to click tracks, both recording and live, and can read/write charts. I have a First Class BA(Hons) in Music Performance and Production. I also play guitar to grade 8 standard, and can sing backing vocals and harmonies. I am hard working, reliable, versatile and punctual.

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Steve M
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Sheffield
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5 out of 5

I've worked with Joseph in a number of bands, most recently we put a group together to play for a 40th birthday party. His ability never ceases to amaze me; his musical understanding is second to none but his attention to detail in making sure the songs sound like they should is nothing short of expert. Getting the music right and being acutely sympathetic to tone and pitch is what sets him apart in my eyes. Any covers band has a hard job of doing their best to individually sound like 10 (or more) different professional musicians on the night, convincing their audience through the obvious and not so obvious detail of musicianship. This is where he excels and delivers consistently with passion and ability. I like having confidence in my band mates....he's my number one choice.

Joe W
2 years ago, for a Private event in Sheffield
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5 out of 5

As a former recording engineer, it has been my pleasure to work with Joseph on several projects over the years including studio and live work. During this time, he has displayed exceptional creative and technical skill, as well as a diligent hard-working and professional approach to everything we’ve worked on together. As part of a live band, Joseph is enthusiastic, thoughtful, and always works with the band to help ensure we’re performing at our best. As well as his technical ability, Joseph has a great ear for arrangement and nuance which can really enhance a performance. He is great at collaborating with others, and always helps bring out the best in his bandmates. In addition to his musical aspects, Joseph is always thoroughly pleasant, enjoyable to work with and would be a fantastic asset to any project.

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Joseph Samaniego's Song list

This is a selection of songs I have performed, and is not exhaustive.
All Right Now Free
You Really Got Me Kinks
One I Love REM
Man I Feel Shania Twain
Up Shania Twain
That Don’t Impress Me Much Shania Twain
Gonna Getcha Good Shania Twain
Still the One Shania Twain
Forever and for Always Shania Twain
Black Velvet Alannah Myles
Smooth Santana
Wanted Dead or Alive Bon Jovi
Raise Your Hands Bon Jovi
Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Baby When You’re Gone Bryan Adams/Mel C
Rebel Yell Billy Idol
White Wedding Billy Idol
Perfect Fairground Attraction
Get What You Give New Radicals
Saw Her Standing There Beatles
Come Together Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Beatles
I’m a Believer Monkees (Shrek)
Crazy Little Thing Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Power of Love Huey Lewis
Hard 2 Handle Black Crowes
Gimme Gimme Gimme Abba
Waterloo Abba
Mamma Mia Abba
Dancing Queen Abba
Fever Peggy Lee
Worried About Ray The Hoosiers
Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Dancing in the Moonlight Toploader
Reach S-Club 7
Chelsea Dagger Fratellies
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & the Waves
Suddenly I See K T Tunstall
Black Horse & a Cherry Tree K T Tunstall
Burning Love Elvis
Blame it on the Boogie Jackson 5
She’s So Lovely Scouting For Girls
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
Separate Ways Journey
Africa Toto
Rosanna Toto
Hold the Line Toto
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Friends Rembrandts
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Misirlou Dick Dale
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Dancing on the Ceiling Lionel Richie
Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing Aerosmith
Adventure of a Lifetime Coldplay
Magic Coldplay
Bad Love Eric Clapton
I Love Rock & Roll Joan Jett
Empty Rooms Gary Moore
Easy Lover Phil Collins
Jump Van Halen
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Mr Brightside The Killers
Look good on the Dance Floor Arctic Monkeys
Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden
Phantom of the Opera Iron Maiden
Moonchild Iron Maiden
Organ Farmer King Gizzard
I’m in Your Mind King Gizzard
Mars for the Rich King Gizzard
Things that Would’ve Been Helpful Father John Misty
This Goddamn House The Low Anthem
Charly Darwin The Low Anthem
When I Come Around Green Day
American Idiot Green Day
21 Guns Green Day
All the Small Things Blink 182
Anthem Part 2 Blink 182
Feeling This Blink 182
What’s My Age Again Blink 182
Reptilia The Strokes
Last Nite The Strokes
Is This It The Strokes
You Only Live Once The Strokes
Promise Slash
Lay it Down Ratt
Back in Black AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
Hells Bella AC/DC
Highway to Hell AC/DC
Long Way to the Top AC/DC
Thunderstruck AC/DC
Subdivisions Rush
Ruby The Killers
There She Goes The La’s
Undertow Mr Big
Touch the Sky Kanye West
Runaway Kanye West
Si Señor Gloria Estefan
Run and Tell That Hairspray
Boogie Man Sid Phillips
Weightless All Time Low
Instant Crush Daft Punk
Get Lucky Daft Punk
September Earth Wind & Fire
Ain’t No Mountain Marvin Gaye
Happy Pharrell Williams
Strangest Thing War On Drugs
Blinding Lights The Weeknd
I Feel it Coming The Weeknd
Hysteria Def Leppard
Animal Def Leppard
Photograph Def Leppard
Money Pink Floyd
Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden
Dosed Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Californication Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can’t Stop Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Give it Away Now Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Under the Bridge Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Summertime My Chemical Romance
Welcome to the Black Parade My Chemical Romance
Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
Run Away With Me Carley Rae Jepsen
The Piña Colada Song Rupert Holmes
Saturday Night’s Alright Elton John
The Pretender Foo Fighters
Rock & Roll is Dead Lenny Kravitz
Waste a Moment Kings of Leon
Runaway Baby Bruno Mars
7 Days Sting
Shape of My Heart Sting
Rapunzel Dave Matthews Band
Misery Business Paramore
Only Exception Paramore
When it Rains Paramore
I Was Made for Lovin’ You Kiss
Memories Panic at the Disco
Ready to Go Panic at the Disco
Cuddly Toy Roachford
Holiday KSI
Is you is or is you ain’t my baby
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Customer questions

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

Always happy to be flexible.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally an hour to get set up, warmed up and soundcheck.

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

Always happy to tailor the set to requirements.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my drum kit.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I'm always happy to consider requests.
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Contemporary Christian, Folk, Country
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Event types:
Cruise, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Corporate event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Virtual event, Charity event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Drum technician, Producer, Composer, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser
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