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Karl Morgan

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About Karl Morgan

Friendly, professional, and versatile drummer with over 20 years of experience.
Drummer
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I have been regularly performing live, recording, and touring since 2001. I am comfortable and experienced in many genres - rock, pop, hip-hop, metal, blues, and jazz. My career highlights include: playing sold-out shows in Paris, Madrid, and Krakow; writing and performing backing music for a theatre production in London; and writing and performing a library record of drum beats and original compositions. I play music because it truly is my passion. It is what I'm best at and it gives me endless joy and satisfaction. When I'm performing is when I feel like I'm fulfilling my potential. While I very much enjoy getting to play music, I bring a very professional attitude to what I do. Regardless of the size of the gig, I make a point of being early, being prepared, and being ready to give it everything.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Tribute, Soul, Disco, R&B, Motown, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Hard rock, Pop rock, Indie, Post rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Drum 'n' Bass, Breakbeat
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

ACDC, 'Back in Black'
ACDC, 'Highway to Hell'
Aerosmith, 'Walk This Way'
America, 'Horse with No Name'
Anderson. Paak, 'King James'
Arctic Monkeys, 'Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor'
Arthur Conley, 'Sweet Soul Music'
Bad Manners, 'Special Brew'
Band Aid, 'Do They Know It’s Christmas'
Beastie Boys, '(You gotta) fight for your right (to party)'
Benny Goodman, 'Sing, Sing, Sing'
Black Label Society, 'Fire it Up'
Blink 182, 'All the Small Things'
Blondie, 'Sunday Girl'
Blondie, 'Atomic'
Blondie, 'Heart of Glass'
Bob Marley, 'I Shot the Sheriff'
Bon Jovi, 'It’s my Life'
Boston, 'More Than a Feeling'
Bruno Mars, 'Treasure'
Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk'
Bryan Adams, 'Run to You'
Buddy Holly, 'That'll Be the Day'
Chaka Khan, 'Through The Fire'
Chas and Dave, 'The Sideboard Song'
Chic, 'Le Freak'
Chic, 'Good Times'
Coldplay, 'Clocks'
Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Bad Moon Rising'
Crowded House, 'Don't Dream It's Over'
Cutting Crew, 'Died in Your Arms Tonight'
Dandy Warhols, 'Bohemian Like You'
David Bowie, 'Rebel Rebel'
Deep Purple, 'Smoke on the Water'
Dick Dale, 'Miserlou'
Dio, 'Holy Diver'
Ed Sheeran, 'Shape of You'
Elvis Presley, 'Jailhouse Rock'
Elvis Presley, 'That's Alright, Mama'
Foo Fighters, 'Sunday Rain'
Foo Fighters, 'Everlong'
Foo Fighters, 'Learn to Fly'
Framing Hanley, 'Stupid Girl'
Frank Sinatra, 'Come Fly with Me'
Free, 'All Right Now'
Girl, 'Ice in the Blood'
Glen Miller, 'In The Mood'
Green Day, 'Basket Case'
Green Day, 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'
Green Day, 'Burnout'
Guns & Roses, 'My Michelle'
Guns 'n' Roses, 'Sweet Child o' Mine'
Jackie Wilson, 'Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher'
James Blunt, 'Billy'
James Blunt, 'High'
James Brown, 'I Got You (I Feel Good)'
Jamie T, 'Zombie'
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll'
Kaiser Chiefs, 'Angry Mob'
Katy Perry, 'Hot & Cold'
Keane, 'Somewhere Only We Know'
Kelly Clarkson, 'Since You've Been Gone'
Kings of Leon, 'Use Somebody'
Kings of Leon, 'Molly's Chambers'
Led Zeppelin, 'Black Dog'
Led zeppelin, 'Communication Breakdown'
Led Zeppelin, 'When the Levee Breaks'
Led Zeppelin, 'Rock And Roll'
Little Richard, 'Tutti Frutti'
Lulu, 'Shout'
Madonna, 'Material Girl'
Mariah Carey, 'All I Want For Christmas'
Maroon Five, 'Through with You'
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, 'Ain’t No Mountain High Enough'
Moulin Rouge, 'Lady Marmalade'
Muse, 'Hysteria'
My Chemical Romance, 'Famous Last Words'
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, 'S.O.B.'
Nirvana, 'Come as You Are'
Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
Nirvana, 'In Bloom'
Nirvana, 'Lithium'
No Doubt, 'It's My Life'
Oasis, 'Half the World Away'
Oasis, 'Wonderwall'
Paolo Nutini, 'Candy'
Paolo Nutini, 'Pencil Full of Lead'
Paramore, 'Misery Business'
Peter Gabriel, 'Solsbury Hill'
Phil Collins, 'In the Air Tonight'
Queen, 'Another One Bites the Dust'
Queen, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Rag'n'Bone Man, 'Human'
Randy Crawford, 'You Might Need Somebody'
Ray Charles, 'Hit the Road, Jack'
Razorlight, 'In the Morning'
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'By the Way'
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Dani California'
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 'Scar Tissue'
Rooster, 'Right for Me'
Royal Blood, 'Figure It Out'
Royal Blood, 'Lights Out'
Sam and Dave, 'Hold On I’m Coming'
Sam and Dave, 'Soul Man'
Sam Cooke, 'Bring It On Home'
Sam Cooke, 'Twistin' the Night Away'
Sam Smith, 'Stay with Me'
Skunk Anansie, 'Weak'
Sly & the Family Stone, 'Dance to the Music'
Soft Cell, 'Tainted Love'
Soundgarden, 'Black Hole Sun'
Stealers Wheel, 'Stuck in the Middle with You'
Sting, 'Seven Days'
Sugar Minott, 'Good Thing Going'
The Beatles, 'Come Together'
The Beatles, 'Money'
The Beatles, 'Eight Days a Week'
The Beatles, 'Ticket to Ride'
The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy'
The Clash, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go'
The Cult, 'She Sells Sanctuary'
The Darkness, 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love'
The Dubliners, 'Whiskey in the Jar'
The Fratellis, 'Chelsea Dagger'
The Hives, 'Two Timing Touch and Broken Bones'
The Human League, 'Don’t You Want Me'
The Jam, 'Start'
The Police, 'Can’t Stand Losing You'
The Police, 'Roxanne'
The Rolling Stones, 'Gimme Shelter'
The Rolling Stones, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
The Rolling Stones, 'Paint It Black'
The Smiths, 'What Difference Does it Make'
The Specials, 'A Message to You, Rudy'
The Spencer Davis Group, 'Keep on Running'
The Stereophonics, 'Dakota'
The Strokes, 'Someday'
The Sugarhill Gang, 'Rapper's Delight'
The Surfaris, 'Wipeout'
The Temptations, 'My Girl'
The Trammps, 'Disco Inferno'
The Undertones, 'Teenage Kicks'
Thundercat, 'Black Qualls'
Thundercat, 'Them Changes'
Tina Turner, 'Proud Mary'
Tyler The Creator, 'Igor’s Theme'
U2, 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'
U2, 'Vertigo'
Wild Cherry, 'Play That Funky Music'
ZZ Top, 'Gimme All Your Lovin'
ZZ Top, 'La Grange'
Customer questions

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

Being a solo musician, I can be reasonably flexible around timings. If things need to be moved around a little on the day, I can accommodate that.

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

n/a

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes (including soundcheck)Absolutely

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

Absolutely - I can play any and all songs from my list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I have two drumkits I use for performing, depending on the type of show. I will bring all the elements of the drumkit, but I do not provide any mics or amplifying equipment - those are provided by the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I learn very fast so I am able to accommodate new additions before the event, for a small additional fee.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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One hour of drum lessons with me, where we will look at technique and play exercises to improve your facility on the drums
£30

Reviews

From customers:

DW
Daniel W
2 years ago

"I really enjoy my lessons with Karl! He's very encouraging, very informative and very professional. Would recommend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"

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Mariam N
2 years ago

"He is obsessed with drumming and his passion really shows! Couldn’t recommend Karl enough!"