Matt Chivers

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Professional drummer with over a decades worth of experience. Available for live and recording sessions in London, Herts, Cambs and Essex.

Matt is a professional drummer based in North Hertfordshire. He is experienced in a wide variety of musical genres; Rock, Metal, Indie, Drum and Bass, Reggae, Ska, Folk, Pop, Country, RnB, Blues, and much more. He has the resources to record drum tracks from home, using either an electric or acoustic drum kit, and is able to learn any song to a high standard in a short space of time. Matt has been performing with bands since 2004. He is currently providing drums for Indie/Folk band St.Clair, and hardcore band Shattered Knees. Each band showcases two entirely different styles of drumming, St.Clair's wistful sounds utilise a style of drumming that remains largely in the background, taking on a more supporting role, whereas Shattered Knees' aggressive and fast paced noise has the drums very much in the forefront, with hard hitting patterns and a flurry of drum fills playing a very pivotal role in each song. Recently Matt took on the role of session drummer for The Wandering Hearts, a Folk/Americana band based in London, and shared the stage with them at venues such as Hyde Park, IndigO2, and Bush Hall.

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
I own a PA system
Pop, Rock, Covers, R&B, Top 40, Funk rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Coldplay - Yellow
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Ed Sheeran - Sing
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
George Michael - Faith
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams
John Mayer Trio - Good Love is on the Way
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon - Molly's Chambers
Kooks - Naive
Killers - All These Things That I Have Done
Killers - Mr Brightside
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Magic - Rude
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Supersonic
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - Hammer To Fall
Rembrants - I'll Be There For You
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
The Who - My Generation
Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine
Ash - Burn Baby Burn
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?
Blur - Song 2
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Feeder - Just a Day
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
Green Day - Basket Case
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrix - All Across The Watchtower
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Muse - Hysteria
Muse - Plug In Baby
Muse - Time Is Running Out
Royal Blood - Out of the Black
Royal Blood - Figure It Out
Stereophonics - Dakota
Strokes - Last Nite
Sum 41 - In Too Deep
Sum 41 - Fat Lip
Beatles - Saw Her Standing There
Beatles - Come Together
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Cream - Crossroads
Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
James Brown - I Feel Good
Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Monkees - I'm a Believer
Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Ray Charles - I Got a Woman
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Moondance
Plus hundreds more!


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£280


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Megan G, 28 days ago

Pharaoh & The Beats absolutely made our wedding day! They were professional from the very beginning when I booked them via Encore and they maintained contact right up until the day itself to assist me with any questions I had. Leanne has an incredible voice and all the other musicians were brilliant too. We had so many of our guests asking how we came across the band, commenting on how good they were. We couldn’t be happier at how they got everyone on the dance floor and thank them so much for learning and performing our first dance song! We will definitely be booking them again for any future events!

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Lucy B, 1 month ago

Right from booking with pharaoh & the beats until the Wedding the communication was great couldn’t have asked for more. They fitted with our venue perfectly and we were so happy with their performance on the wedding evening. They engaged with the guests and had everyone dancing. We could not thank them enough for being part of our day.

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Joanna H, 7 months ago

Had a superb night listening & grooving to this amazing talented band, such fantastic choice of songs, the atmosphere in the room was absolutely rocking, can’t wait to see them again xxx

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Clair C, 7 months ago

Great gig last night in Hoddesdon. The band played so professionally and created a real party atmosphere. The set had a perfect blend of old and new classics so everybody enjoyed themselves. Hope to see Full Frequency again soon.

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